STRIP Magazine Issue 2 – print edition still missing in action

STRIP: The Adventure Coics Magazine Issue 2Print Media, the Bosnian publishers of STRIP: The Adventure Comics Magazine, have just released the following statement about the non appearance of the second issue.

Issue 1 went on sale in UK newsagents in May, but the second issue has been delayed due to behind the scenes changes – much to the concern of both the publisher and readers alike.

The statement is as follows:

We’re sorry for the ongoing and frustrating delays to the release of STRIP: The Adventure Comics Magazine Issue 2.

We were hoping to have the title on sale in UK newsagents from Thursday 20th June 2013 but behind the scenes issues means the release date has been pushed back and at this point, although the magazine has been printed, we are unable to confirm a print publication date at this time.

The delayed publication is the result of a major change to the way STRIP is brought to readers. After innumerable distribution delays that have plagued the title since launch, because of printing in Bosnia, Print Media publisher Ivo Milicevic decided to print and distribute the title in the UK.

Subscription copies are also being handled from the UK.

Publisher Ivo Milicevic commented: “We would like to apologize to our readers, who have been kept waiting for Issue 2 for far longer than was expected by anyone involved. I am making every effort to resolve the situation and hope to bring you good news next week.

We’ll published revised release dates for Issue 3 onwards in due course.

In something of a role reversal for what is intended to be a primarily print magazine, the digital edition went on sale as planned earlier this month, and is on sale now for iPad and is also available as a PDF download on Scribd.

Full statement on the company’s blog

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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