If you’ve been waiting for all the fun Quarantine Comix released by the Ice Cream Man team to come to print, have I got some good news for you, with sprinkles on top — Image Comics will release Ice Cream Man Presents: Quarantine Comix in September.
Originally started to help raise money for retailers who had to close down their shops during the corornavirus pandemic and shelter-in-place orders, Quarantine Comix was the brainchild of the team behind Image’s crazy horror anthology, Ice Cream Man. W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo, Chris O’Halloran and Good Old Neon created six minicomics that they released and sold online, with half of their profits going to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, or BINC. Those were followed by a “guest series” that wraps up this week with a new comic by Christopher Cantwell and Eoin Marron.
“It seems pretty appropriate to end this small project of small stories doing small good with a ditty about small things. (Model trains, to be precise.),” the email from QC reads. Proceeds from Cantwell and Marron’s story will benefit the Equal Justice Initiative and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
The print comic will include the guest series as well, including the Cantwell/Marron story, an Al Ewing/PJ Holden story, the Deniz Camp/Artyom Topolin story and the Declan Shalvey story. Half of all the creator profits for the comic will go to BINC as well.
“We at Team ICM are so jazzed to bring these kooky shorts to print—it’s another chance for us to help the brick-and-mortar shops that have nurtured and fed us from youth through adulthood,” said Prince. “That we also get to broaden the Ice Cream Man mythos in the process is just the cherry on top.”
Ice Cream Man Presents: Quarantine Comix #1 arrives in comic shops and on digital platforms Sept. 9.