Who we are!
Back in 1996 Alejandro Cruz and Thomas Doherty conceived of a company where fans had some kind of voice. Both long time comic book fans themselves, they wanted to start a company where fans had the opportunity to get into the comic book industry and have their work be shown in the best way possible. Where quality of the artwork and the story telling were on the same level. In the mid 90’s it seemed that too many companies felt that in order to be an “independent comic” you had to publish comics that just focused on extreme sex or violence. Committed Comics wanted to show that an independent company could rise above the bad stereotypes.
In 2003 Neo Dawn #1 was released and was on Diamond’s Top 300 books for March 2003. Later in the year Committed released their second full color title; Java! by teacher and creator Kensuke Okabayashi. 2003 was an amazing year for the company, that year they did an industry first by attending the most comic book conventions (14 different conventions in 6 different states) by a small press company.
In 2005 Editor in Chief Thomas Doherty did another industry first and was the first editor to ever do an all day portfolio review at Comic Con International (8+ hours straight). The marathon session was a huge success and has been a staple for the company ever since.
In 2009 Committed Comics realized that they had acquired creators at every San Diego Comic Con they had attended again a first for a small press company. They had amassed quite the talent pool and were determined to make some comics that were going to garner some attention. This is also the year they release the largest and most ambitious project to date, Jackrabbit. An original perfect bound graphic novel sitting at 106 pages, this showcased the company’s growing desire to release more and more interesting projects. It wasn’t long before Jackrabbit was surpassed as the highest page count project that Committed Comics had produced. Haunting Refrain squeeked by at 108 pages and had an amazing cover by superstar artist Melissa Pagluica.
have this project be Committed’s largest project…like legit…the book is oversized at 11″x14″ and really highlights not only Sean’s amazing artwork but also his unique viewpoints on the art community. Confidence Pig was released in the summer of 2016 and Sean took the project and toured the US with it. Bringing Committed Comics to a variety of new venues across the US.
After working with Sean we decided to keep that momentum going and teamed up with comic legend, Bill Maus to make Committed’s thickest book. Celebrating Bill’s creator owned project, Nira X: CyberAngel 25th Anniversary. We put together a 306 page book, Nira X: Ground Zero, reprinting Nira’s first 3 mini series from Entity Comics (along with their covers and pin ups!) but instead of just reprinting the stories we bookended the reprints with brand new story and art in preparation of the coming relaunch of a new Nira X series!