A new digital comics platform that’s focused on helping creators “monetize their creations” will debut next year with titles by Eric Canete, Amanda Conner, Phil Jimenez, Jimmy Palmiotti, Alex Segura, Peter Tomasi and more, according to The New York Times.
Zestworld, who have a very basic website set up here, was founded by Chris Giliberti, who told the NYT that “this industry is broken for creators; and it’s broken in publishing and TV and film; it’s also broken in events and collectibles.”
“We wanted to build something that’s useful across all areas of their business — anywhere they generate income,” he said, noting that the creators they’re working with will be stockholders in the company.
One of their first titles will be The Awakened by Alex Segura and Michael Moreci, with art by Dean Kotz, which you can see at the top of this post. Otherworld, written and drawn by Phil Jimenez, will revive the short-lived Vertigo title from 2005:
It looks like Palmiotti will be working on at least two titles for the publisher. The Times article mentions Booty Powpow, about “an immortal woman from ancient times who wakes up in the present day,” with Conner. There’s also Found, by Palmiotti and artist Juan Sanatcruz:
Zestworld also teased Arc Athena by Eric Canete:
No release date for any titles or the company’s launch were announced, but look for more details early next year.