On Monday, Diamond Comics Distributors made the decision to stop delivering comics in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Publishers are having to adapt to a world without Diamond.
The newly launched Artists, Writers & Artisans (AWA) has partnered with WEBTOON and Tapas to serialize their recent and upcoming comics starting Wednesday. Each 20+-page issue will be split into three or four parts and released weekly in the two platforms’ vertical scrolling format.
The first title to be serialized will be The Resistance #1, with titles Hotell, Red Border, and Archangel 8 to follow.
“AWA will be postponing all print releases currently solicited until Diamond resumes distribution,” said AWA’s Marketing Manager Ryan Conners. “Once things are back up and running, we will continue our current release schedule.”
AWA has also suspended the comiXology release of its issues during this time.