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INQUIRIES

For all press inquiries, please contact Barry Matthews at barry.matthews@secretacres.com. To request a review copy of a Secret Acres title, including digital copies, please contact Leon Avelino at leon.avelino@secretacres.com. For information regarding titles which Secret Acres distributes, please e-mail info@secretacres.com.

PRESS QUOTES AND REVIEWS

Review quotes for all Secret Acres titles and other works by Secret Acres artists can be found on the individual artists pages under the Artists tab on the menu above.

Orders

EMPORIUM ORDERS

Questions about your Secret Acres Emporium orders and special instructions regarding your orders should be directed to info@secretacres.com. Secret Acres does accept international orders. Please e-mail us directly for a shipping estimate.

WHOLESALE

General Sales inquiries should be directed to info@secretacres.com. Comic shops can place an order directly through sales agent Tony Shenton at Shenton4Sales@aol.com:

Tony Shenton
41 Park Street
Jersey City, NJ 07304
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To place an order via our book market distributor, Baker and Taylor, please contact Eileen Rieger:

Eileen Rieger, Buyer
Baker & Taylor
1120 U.S. Highway 22 East
P.O. Box 6885
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0885
Tel: 908-541-7466
Fax: 908-541-7862
www.btol.com

To place an order to the direct market via Diamond Comics Distribution, please contact Jay Spence:

Jay Spence
Purchasing Brand Manager
Diamond Comic Distributors
Tel: 410-560-7112, ext. 272
Fax: 410-560-0899
sjay@diamondcomics.com

Please keep in mind that Diamond Distribution does not carry Secret Acres titles once intial orders are
sold through. This should not be taken to mean that the titles are no longer in print.

Legal

ABOUT THIS SITE

This site is operated by Secret Acres Books LLC. The elements of this web site, including text, graphics, logos, designs and photographs, are protected by United States and international intellectual property laws. All materials contained on secretacres.com are copyrighted property of Secret Acres Books LLC or its creators, and such materials should not be copied, reproduced or used without express written permission from Secret Acres Books LLC or the creators.

COPYRIGHT

All content on the secretacres.com site is copyright by the respective creator of the particular piece of comics, writing, music, animation or art. All section and feature names (that are not the property of the creators), design work, logos and art are copyright © 2007 Secret Acres, LLC.

Submissions

FOR PUBLICATION

We love comics. We will look at everything and anything. If you’re thinking of sending us your work, take a look at this site first. We have broad tastes, but you can get a pretty good idea of what we like from what’s here. Don’t send us anything original, please. We like to keep whatever we get. Hard copies, mini-comics, .pdf’s and links are all good. Don’t send us pitches. Even if we’re familiar with your work, we don’t like leaving a whole lot to the imagination. If you want us to consider something for publication, we need to see a good chunk’s worth. We used to be able to guarantee that you’d get some kind of feedback from us, but we’re still a micro outfit and we’ve been regularly overwhelmed for a while now. You can send your comics to the address at the Contact heading below, but we strongly prefer electronic submissions. Please be sure to indicate that what you’ve sent us is a submission for publication.

FOR THE EMPORIUM

Secret Acres sells its artists’ self-published comics on a non-commission basis. The rest of you are not so lucky. If you want us to carry your self-published comics in our store, send us a copy. If we like it and it fits with us, we’ll send you a form to fill out. The terms are simple: We get 50% of cover, you get the rest. Every quarter you’ll get paid for whatever you’ve sold. If you don’t have at least 15 copies on hand, don’t send us a store submission. This isn’t to say we want 15 copies at once, but we want to make sure that if someone wants your comics, we have them ready to go and we can re-stock from you without a long wait. You can send your minis to the address at the Contact heading below. Please be sure to indicate that what you’ve sent us is a submission for the Secret Acres Emporium.

Contact

SECRET ACRES

Find us at the physical and digital address and numbers below:

237 Flatbush Avenue, #331
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tel.: (718) 502-9882
Fax: (718) 775-3991
info@secretacres.com

Please consider sending only electronic submissions. For more information on submissions, please check the Submissions heading above.

SECRETACRES.COM

This web site is still in development and we would appreciate your feedback, both technical and otherwise. Please contact Barry Matthews at at barry.matthews@secretacres.com.

ARTISTS

Artist Contact informatoin can be found on the individual artists pages under the Artists tab on the menu above.

FOREIGN RIGHTS

Foreign rights inquiries should be directed to Nicolas Grivel:

Nicolas Grivel
Nicolas Grivel Agency
1 Route de Bouvacôte
88530
Le Tholy
FRANCE
Tel.: 0683477459 – France
Tel.: (347) 435-9468
nicolas.grivel@yahoo.fr

About

THE COMPANY

Best Independent Comics Publisher: Secret Acres
“It can be hard making your way in the big city, and life as an independent comics publisher is no different. New York, after all, is home to the medium’s two goliaths—Marvel and DC. But even the presence of such monopolistic entities hasn’t deterred the efforts of Barry Matthews and Leon Avelino. This Queens-based publishing house came seemingly out of nowhere in 2006, and has been producing vibrant and essential works by the likes of Ken Dahl, Minty Lewis, Theo Ellsworth and Eamon Espey, ever since. Suck it, Batman.”
- NY PRESS Best of Manhattan 2010: Arts & Entertainment

“Not so secret anymore” (Douglas Wolk, Publisher’s Weekly), Secret Acres is a comics publishing company, founded in 2006. “A jewel in the present, rich world of small-press enterprises” (Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter), we publish comics of all shapes and sizes. Secret Acres also sells and distributes its creators’ mini-comics and other self-published works.

Secret Acres’ titles include:

Says Comics Now, “They look for talent that’s spurred by love of the medium; SA was created to support that talent. Content is the priority; SA simply publishes books that its owners think people should be reading… In the end, they want to be the publishing house with which their creators most want to work, a very laudable goal. Hmmm . . . a publisher that exists to enable further works by creators it admires? That, perhaps, could be the definition of ‘independent sensibilities.”

Catechism No. 1 – The Creed

LESSON FIRST: ON THE END OF SECRET ACRES

‘Q.’
‘Secret Acres was made by Barry Matthews and Leon Avelino.’
‘Q.’
‘Barry Matthews claims rural Vermont as his place of origin. He pursued and captured an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Cornell University and was named a Best New American Voice. He has worked for a large dot com ever since. Leon Avelino was born in the Philippines and raised on New York’s upper west side. Also possessed of fairly useless degrees, he has been working in comics companies large and small for the better part of his life. They reside in New York City.’
‘Q.’
‘Secret Acres is a comics publishing company, founded in 2006. Currently, the company publishes story collections and original graphic novels. Secret Acres sells and distributes its creators’ mini-comics and other self-published works. Secret Acres can be seen exhibiting at better comics conventions.’
‘Q.’
‘Leon and Barry founded Secret Acres because they love good comics and want the world to know and love these comics.’
‘Q.’
‘You should find good comics and read them. There are many good comics to discover on this web site, at comics conventions and your local comics retailers and booksellers. Good comics are also for sale directly from their creators. Links to the sites of Secret Acres’ creators can be found on the individual artists pages under the Artists tab on the menu above.’
‘Q.’
‘Secret Acres comics are available for purchase on this web site, at comics conventions in which the company exhibits, from amazon.com and at the finest comics retailers and booksellers. You can contact Secret Acres at the address, phone number and e-mail address listed at the Contact heading above. For submission information, please check the Submissions heading above. Secret Acres comics are distributed by Tony Shenton, Baker & Taylor and Diamond Distribution. Contact information for our distributors can be found under the Orders heading above.’
‘Q.’
‘We don’t have a creed.’
‘…’
‘We still don’t have a creed.’

BACKTALK

TWITTERPATED

RT @comicsandcola: Good comics are being self published, made at Koyama, Secret Acres, Cinebook, D&Q, Fantagraphics, Nobrow, and more
- Thursday Nov 13 - 3:58pm

AT LAST, our @ComicArtsBklyn report - and our final Scuttlebutt post for 2014 barring any unforeseen craziness: http://t.co/iVcY2Kw7fu
- Thursday Nov 13 - 12:29am

RT @jasonviola: I wrote about Books 1 & 2 of Theo Ellsworth's "The Understanding Monster": http://t.co/xoI70SgxED
- Tuesday Nov 11 - 4:05pm

The gang's all here! Theo Ellsworth, @CorinneMucha, Eamon Espey and @iknowashortcut are at @ComicArtsBklyn table U6!
- Saturday Nov 8 - 5:42pm

TONIGHT! We're ALL partying with @hicandhoc, @SpaceFaceBooks and @breakdownpress for @ComicArtsBklyn Eve: http://t.co/5JLhBMsjHC BE THERE!
- Friday Nov 7 - 4:48pm

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We're back on our Scuttlebutt blog with our Comic Arts Brooklyn report, and our Brooklyn Ale House party report and our Grumpy Bert show report and our year-end report and a tiny, little look ahead to next year. CAB is, for us and lots of other comics people, the start of the holiday season, so we're a little Auld Lang Syne-ish about the show. There were hiccups this time around, and no Cartoon House (see the post for an explanation of that) but CAB still has the best exhibitors at any show, making Brooklyn proud. Speaking of heart-warming, many thanks to the folks at Grumpy Bert. Someone came all the way from Philadelphia just to see Theo and the brand new second book of his Understanding Monster trilogy. That's the kind of amazing that made 2014 our best year ever. We owe everyone a big thank you for reading our books and, really, for reading. You guys are the best. Normally, in our last post of the year, we babble about all the new stuff coming your way. We can't do that anymore. We're joining the likes of Koyama Press and Uncivilized Books and Nobrow at the good distributorship, Consortium. Sure, that's business stuff, but it's a big deal for Secret Acres. Still, we did manage to sneak at least one 2015 comic into this final blathering. Read on...

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GRUMPY BERT warmed us up from that cold November rain. The evening began with an actual revelation. Fresh off the plane, Theo Ellsworth mounted original art from the first, the second and the never-before-seen by anyone, including us, final volume of his trilogy, the Understanding Monster. On a mise…

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Comic Arts Brooklyn is today! I'll be signing at the Secret Secret Acres table!

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Join us and Theo Ellsworth and everybody else tonight for a gallery show and some Comic Arts Brookyln pre-gaming at Brooklyn’s own Grumpy Bert! You can beat the CAB crowd to the punch and get your very own signed and sketched copy of Theo’s latest, the Understanding Monster Book Two. Book Two picks up where Book One left off, following Pharoah Tellitome, Inspector Gimble, Turtletree, Master Sponko and Minnow on their collective quest to awaken Izadore and re-establish his identity and memory. Get to Grump Bert early enough and you can really lord it over folks: the first ten to arrive get a limited edition Theo print made just for tonight’s show. Of course, there will be free beer and bubbly, too. What more is there to life?

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We're super thrilled to host Theo Ellsworth's release party for his new comic book, The Understanding Monster Book Two. Theo will be on hand signing books as well as the fine publishers, Secret Acres. The first 10 guests will receive a free promo print specially made for this event.Date: November…

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