Gotham City Dossiers: Nifty Comics

Welcome to Gotham City Dossiers where I try and showcase a lesser known comics publisher. This isn't to say that these publishers need my help bringing attention to themselves, but I'd like to think that readers can get stuff here that they may not be able to get elsewhere. So enjoy, and be sure to check in every Thursday for Gotham City Dossiers. Nifty is a great word. So it takes quite a bit of work to live up to the reputation that a word like that conveys. Luckily, Nifty Comics is just that: nifty. Nifty Comics was founded in 1995 by Mat Nastos in an effort to develop a group of comics that were well-written, well-drawn and suitable for all ages to read - a sort of throwback to days of comics yore. His second goal was to stretch the comics medium to as many markets as possible, whether they be traditional or not. The same year it was founded Nifty Comics published its first comic book which was a three issues series called The Cadre. So why should you pay attention to the work of Nifty Comics? Well stuff like The Cadre. An elite team of superheroes, each with powers and abilities far beyond that of normal folks, The Cadre band together to prevent the destruction of their city, and decide to stay together to continue combating threats only they can handle. And have you heard of a film called Bite Me, Fanboy!? If you haven't, you should since its also by Nifty Comics. And there's also Fionn, a story about James Andrews being haunted by dreams focused around the life of an ancient Celtic hero known as Fionn who battled the evil god, Balor, and his legions of Fomorians, an army of giants and monsters. On his 21st birthday, instead of going out and getting wasted like most 21 year olds (here in America at least), James discovers that those dreams are real and that he is Fionn reborn once more. Good times. They're also accepting submissions, with the current page rate for finished artwork at $15/page with a performance bonus. Writers are also welcome, but know that all work is for hire. There are also informational videos and articles about various aspects of the comics industry, such as how to market and how to draw comics. So head on over and check out what they've got. It will probably be the "niftiest" thing you do all day. Nifty Comics