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Catalog now available: Chromatic Press and select Sparkler Distro titles!

Posted on November 20th, 2014 by Lianne Sentar | 1 Comment

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View the Winter 2014-2015 Retail Catalog

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As of November 2014, Chromatic Press has launched a quarterly retail catalog to distribute the books we publish, plus books and comics by a selection of great independent creators through our Sparkler Distro program.

You can view the catalog online using the link above, and send an email to retail(at)chromaticpress.com (or fill out our contact form below) with the name of your store/library/club so we can send you an easy-to-fill-out order form with your appropriate discount. We offer a standard retail discount to brick-and-mortar or online retail stores, as well as discounts to libraries, schools, anime or book clubs, and other educational organizations.

Chromatic Press Launches Kickstarter to Bring Gauntlet to Print

Posted on June 1st, 2014 by Rebecca Scoble | No Comments

Chromatic Press Launches Kickstarter to Bring Gauntlet to Print

Big news: we’re running a Kickstarter for Gauntlet!

The last chapter of Ellery Prime and T2A’s survival horror/romance Gauntlet will be released this coming Friday, and in order to fund a paperback version, we’re running a Kickstarter through the month of June. We can’t go to print unless we meet this goal, so I hope you check it out!


A survival horror romance for adults and older teens, Gauntlet is the first illustrated novel to begin and end in the digital pages of Sparkler Monthly magazine. Help us lift this great story from the computer screen and into the pages of a paperback! And while we’re at it, we’ll expand Gauntlet with some brand-new items…including a replica of the bracelet our hero Clio uses in the labyrinth. If a Female Gaze magazine isn’t going to publish fiction with a jewelry tie-in for adults, then who will? Who will do that for the world?!

Read all of Gauntlet online for free, only for the length of this Kickstarter! And if you agree that keeping it a digital exclusive would be a shame, please consider pledging to help us reach our goal of putting Gauntlet to the printed page.

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

Posted on June 5th, 2013 by Lianne Sentar | 3 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.