The End For Now

December 2nd, 2013 by Dan Nadel

As of December 31, 2013, PictureBox will no longer release any new titles. This was not an easy decision, but the company is no longer feasible for me as a thoroughgoing venture. Change is, as the cliché goes, a good thing, and I am proud of PictureBox the idea and the company, and grateful to the many artists I’ve worked with over the years. I’ve been publishing since 2000, and without such an astounding array of loyal and talented people PictureBox would be nothing. Some of my closest friends were made while working on PictureBox projects.

I want to thank all the artists and writers I’ve worked with over the years, and I look forward to future ventures together in other areas. I also want to thank all the stores and distributors who have carried PictureBox over the years. And thank you, readers and book lovers, for your support.

PictureBox books will remain available to stores and individuals through my distributors and this web site.

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↓ 24 Comments

  1. Adam says:

    Sad news! Will miss your great books. Thanks for bringing me (and introducing me) some of my favorite artists over the years!

  2. Tom Hart says:

    Sorry to hear it, Dan. PB will be missed!

  3. Daniel says:

    This is sad news. Picturebox was publishing the most vibrant and beautiful comics out there. Significant in terms of pushing the medium and inspiring in boldness, range and depth – there’s nothing comparable. Sad news!

  4. Stephen Russell says:

    Oh no! Thanks for everything.

  5. Corey Creekmur says:

    Darn — you’ve done such great work. Good luck and here’s hoping for a comeback.

  6. Jude Killory says:

    Dan really sad to hear this news. You have published many of my favorite books over the last 13 years. I look forward to any future ventures you are part of.

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  8. Jason G says:

    Thanks for the greatness

  9. Paul Gravett says:

    Phew, my mind and heart are still registering this news. PictureBox changed and inspired comics in so many positive ways. Wishing you the very best for things to come.

  10. beam eyes says:

    still reeling from this news, what a bummer. big shoes to fill. someone still needs to publish puke force, the rest of powr mastrs (right?), and what about a cold heat collection, and more brinkman stuff perhaps??? bummer bummer bummer.

    :( :( :(

  11. Joe Procopio says:

    This news saddens me. You’ve been a real force for good in comics publishing, and frankly something of an inspiration for my own efforts over the years (although we played in different ends of the sandbox). Hope you’re embarking on a new endeavor that will bring you great satisfaction and us more great work of some sort. Best of luck to you going forward…

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  13. Ethan Rilly says:

    Whenever someone comments on how the young cartoonists of today are more influenced by Heavy Metal than Kirby/Lee, I always think, “What are you talking about? It’s all Picturebox.” Best of luck to you and your future ventures.

  14. Bruce Simon says:

    Very sorry to hear this, Dan. This is just another nail in culture’s coffin, but I know you’ll have more projects in the works.

  15. James Michael says:

    Modern comics WILL die if other publishers do not attempt to fill this massive void. so grateful for all the hard work the PB team has done in the last decade, but this is officially the end of my interest in in contemporary comics, as picturebox published 95% of what was worth reading in the last 10 years… What is the fate of powr mastrs? who will publish Yoshiharu tsuge when the rights become available?! Seriously though, thanks to dan, frank and co. for their tireless dedication to the arts.

  16. Karen Green says:

    Such very, very sad news. PictureBox set a standard of excellence that very few other publishers could even match, and brought to my attention unusual and distinctive artists. Dan, I hope that you’ll find another outlet for your discerning taste, and soon.

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  19. S Calvert says:

    Thank you so much, your books have kept comics new and exciting for the past 13 years– it’s amazing to see how far it grew from the first ganzfeld — best of luck, and looking forward to whatever comes next.

  20. Sawdust says:

    I echo other’s sentiments, very sad news. Hopefully you will be back soon

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  22. Wiley G says:

    I’m really sad about this but thank you picturebox—the many books I have from you have influenced me immensely— I’ve been getting stuff from here since I was 15, I’m 19 now– I wouldn’t be the same person without you!!

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  24. OLIVIER BRUGNON says:

    well , sad news if it can be
    talking from France , and more than 20 years of collecting underground art , i can tell that there was NEVER a better editor than Picturebox , and Dan , you opened so much new doors , it is a shame it doesn’t go on
    who would speak of Hairy Who , King Terry , Matt Brinkman , CF , Ben Jones , Brian Chippendale , and Sugiura , Yokoyama(well , in France , they would ) , Takashi Nemoto etc .They would be in the same place than Nazi Knife in France , that is nowhere , sadly
    thanks for the great job , and i hope you write those books that have been waiting those last years

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