FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marc Hansen Stuff!
RALPH SNART ADVENTURES
becomes a Web Comic! All new Ralph Snart comics
material on the Internet
Detroit, MI, October 6, 2003 Beginning in November,
Snart Adventures will return as a monthly comic book published on the
Internet. After a 10-year hiatus, Marc Hansen will once again write and
illustrate the life story of a beer-guzzling lunatic.
New monthly installments of the series are accessible online
paid subscribers, who can view 12 issues for $9.95 annually. Payment is
easy and secure using Ebays Internet payment service called PayPal at
http://www.ralphsnart.com. The only necessary system requirement is a
Macromedia Flash 6x capable web browser.
Publishing online gives me something that print cannot
Hansen. Thats a one-on-one relationship with Ralph Snart fans.
The Web provides a method of delivering serial stories
quicker and more
effectively than print, added Tony C. Caputo, President of NOW Comics,
who publishes trade paperbacks of Ralph Snart comics. Were producing
material that will no doubt compliment the other.
The saga of Ralph Snart will continue right where the last
off which was published back in November, 1993. The last Ralph Snart
mini-series ended so abruptly, and I didnt want to start the story all
over again. I thought it would be interesting to pick up the story where
it left off after exactly ten years.
NOW Comics had purchased the rights to Ralph Snart back in
after a couple of short-lived mini-series, Hansen moved on to other
things. When NOW Entertainment Corporations ceased operations in 1994,
the rights for Snart went to Tony Caputo and there it stayed in limbo.
It was kind of a coincidence in the making, said
[Caputo] was getting back in the business, and I had a desire to maybe
start creating again, with the constant urgings from fans stirring the
mix. After ten years, I just fired off an email to Caputo and
who owned the rights to Ralph. I didnt know! Id given up on comics
really hadnt drawn anything since my last issue of Weird Melvin back
After an exchange of a few emails, Hansen regained the rights to his
creation. Marc Hansen owns the rights to Ralph Snart Adventures,
Caputo. Its his creation, his genius. Thats NOW Comics 3.0.
Two weeks later, the http://www.ralphsnart.com website was
featuring previews of old Snart issues, games and a Ralph Snart Flash
cartoon (in progress). Later in October will see the release of the
432-page Ralph Snart Adventures trade paperback published by NOW Comics
3.0, and in February 2004, a limited-edition signed and numbered
hardcover version, with the first 150 copies including an original Marc
Hansen Ralph Snart sketch! Also shipping in 2004 will be two Weird
Melvin trade paperbacks and another Ralph Snart Adventures giant-sized
trade paperback edition. (see website for more information).
Things are very busy now, but this is a very exciting time expanding
the Ralph Snart website, and getting back to the old task of creating
comics, said Hansen. Im hoping that all the horde of old
randomly searching the Internet for Ralph Snart will get a kick out of
it, and new fans will discover and enjoy it, too.
About Marc Hansen
When not drawing funny pictures, Marc Hansen likes to make
a living in
the advertising industry as a graphic artist and freelance computer
programmer. While at NOW, he wrote and illustrated RALPH SNART
ADVENTURES and was a writer for MARRIED WITH CHILDREN. Hansen has also
done work for Disney, Marvel, Kitchen Sink and Malibu Graphics. His last
work was the self-published series Weird Melvin.