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The Daily Waffle: Episode Eighty One


WE HAVE AN ANSWER ON DC!

The situation remains fluid, but it looks as though indie distributor Comic Toolbox will be handling DC comics in the UK, in partnership with the new US distributors Lunar and DCB. We've approached Comic Toolbox with a view to getting hooked up to their system and hopefully - at least from a customer's point of view - the whole thing will be seamless.

We have no word on pricing yet, we hope that will not change either...

CHANGE IS AFOOT

We're not happy about it, but it's looking increasingly likely that the Destination Venus that emerges from Lockdown is going to be a shadow of the Destination Venus that went in. We'll keep going in some form or other, but we've lost thousands of pounds in revenue while we've been closed, and while we were also saved from some outgoings it's become clear that the two things in no way cancelled each other out.

We are still trying to figure out where we go from here (and the uncertainty regarding DC really isn't helping) and the future is still somewhat murkey, but we're determined that were not going away completely. for now, believe me when I say, your past, current, and future support is very much appreciated.

We'll let you know how our plans develop.

IT'S PRIDE MONTH!

Today's social media profile pic features Lord Fanny from The Invisibles. Art by Brian Bolland.

DIAMOND DELIVERY SCHEDULE TO END OF JUNE

We have previously announced that Diamond would be recommencing weekly deliveries from 20th May. As a result of various factors (their own warehouse capacity if they are to maintain social distancing and protect their staff, availability and cost of air freight and the need to be consistent) they have now revised and reduced this schedule. Deliveries will now re-start on Wednesday 27th May, and be fortnightly until the end of June, at which point they will reassess the situation.

The new schedule is as follows.

Wednesday June 24th

What will actually be shipping on those dates is unclear at present. We'll keep you informed, and also let you know as soon as possible what's happening in July.

GRAPHIC NOVELS ON DEMAND SERVICE NOW ACTIVE

For various logistical reasons we don't list our range of graphic novels and trade paperbacks online. However, we are now able to offer an ordering service - just tell us what you want, either by e-mail, through our social media or using the form on our website (click HERE to go to the appropriate page), we'll send you an invoice and have your book (or books) shipped directly to your door. We can even have them gift-wrapped if you're sending them to somebody else. (Or if you just like unwrapping things...)

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COMIC CONTEST STILL ONGOING

Click HERE to go to the contest page.

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Click HERE to purchase, remember to select "Free in store pick up" at checkout.

WATCH THE OPRHPAN BLACK ZOOM TABLE READ

The Clone Club reunites for a locked down table read of two episodes over Zoom. If you never watched Orphan Black, it's not Netflix, do yourself a favour and go check it out.

Otherwise, spend two hours in the company of some old and much loved friends. (And Alison.)*

*Just kidding - we love Alison too...

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