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Sparkler Issue #002 Goes Live, ChromaticPress.com Gets Refresh

Posted on September 22nd, 2013 by tempchromatic | No Comments

Issue #002 of Sparkler Magazine has launched! Check out the site for new installments of Awake, Gauntlet, Off*Beat and Tokyo Demons – up first for subscribers and then free to read only a week later. And this month’s issue features a special subscriber’s only interview with Dire Hearts‘ creator, Christy Lijewski!

Things have changed here at Chromatic Press as well as we kick off the fall season with a new look. We hope everyone likes the new layout! As always you can reach us with comments and questions via our Contact page, and don’t forget you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr~

Sparkler Issue #001 launched, Christy Lijewski at Otakon!

Posted on August 7th, 2013 by Lianne Sentar | No Comments

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Thank you for a successful launch, everyone! Issue #001 of our magazine Sparkler Monthly went up a week ago, releasing the long-awaited continuation of Jen Lee Quick’s Off*Beat: Chapter 13. (Which seems to be living up to expectations. :D) We also released the newest chapter of Tokyo Demons (Book 2, Chapter 5) and the first chapters of three new series: the comic Dire Hearts, the light novel Gauntletand the audio drama Awake. As a special bonus for Issue #001, those chapters will remain free to read/listen to forever, so check them out!

For those of you reporting bugs since launch, thank you for your feedback, which is helping us iron out wrinkles very quickly. And thank you for your patience while we fixed the payment problems for those first few memberships! For those of you who downloaded the new chapters–we promise to further optimize our ebooks so they look as good as possible on as many devices as possible. Right now the best bet is the PDFs, which work well on computers and many tablets, especially if you use the official Adobe Reader app. You can thank faithful reader Denise Schroeder for that little tip. 😀

As we’ve mentioned before, we’ll be running a table at Otakon this weekend. Stop by to check out our paperbacks, buy memberships with cash, or pick through the merch we’ll have for every single Sparkler series. We’ll be at Booth R11 in Artist Alley, near some of our beloved Sparkler artists who will be running their own tables! And as a special treat, we’ll be hosting:

Dire Hearts event with creator Christy Lijewski! She’ll be at our table Friday 2-4 pm to sign Dire Hearts posters and answer your burning questions!

She may or may not also be equipped to battle Titans. 😀

See you there!

Title announcement: Dire Hearts (Christy Lijewski) and Gauntlet (Ellery Prime and T2A)

Posted on June 5th, 2013 by Lianne Sentar | 5 Comments

Chromatic Press is proud to announce two brand-new serials that will launch with Sparkler Monthly Issue #1 in July 2013.

Dire Hearts by Christy Lijewski

Dire Hearts
(comic)
Christy Lijewski

At the prestigious Vector Arms Academy, boys are trained to be Knights of the Kingdom, skilled in physical combat–while next door at the Vector Magic Academy, girls are trained to be Casters, proficient in both spells and social graces. Students are expected to eventually choose a partner with the complementary skill to be their Dias, forming a working relationship that becomes a profound lifelong bond…and often leads to marriage.

For Rose, a Caster who can barely work the most basic spells, it ought to be a blessing to have Eigen as her Dias, since he’s a top student and a rare young Knight who can actually use magic. But instead it feels like a curse. Uncomfortable in her own skin and frustrated by her struggles with what society expects of her, Rose’s prickly relationship with Eigen is complicated by the fact that he seems to know something about her missing memories. What happened in the clock tower three years ago that led to Rose’s injured arm? Who was the figure in the shadows that Rose can just barely recall? And why does Eigen keep looking at her like that?!

A new comic series from Christy Lijewski (dA link), author of RE:Play and Next Exit!

Gauntlet by Ellery Prime and T2A

Gauntlet
(illustrated prose novel)
Ellery Prime (writer), T2A (illustrator)

Happy to embrace her adult independence, Clio moves to the sprawling city of her dreams. The layered beauty of the metropolis lives up to her expectations…until one terrible night, when she discovers the dark world at its core. Clio is launched into a frightening labyrinth where everyone seems to be playing a different game. This hidden inner city blurs the line between reality and illusion, concealing both dangers and rewards–and Clio’s forced journey is complicated by friendship, sexual awakening, and betrayal. Clio’s search for the secret inside the gauntlet’s heart will leave her questioning who she is and what she really wants.

In this pulse-pounding thriller by Ellery Prime (eprime) and illustrated by T2A (also known as teaat2am), Clio must play her hand wisely against the stacked deck of the house.

Read these series and others in Sparkler Monthly, starting July 2013! Website (sparklermonthly.com) launches in June.