Antarctic Press

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Antarctic Press
Antarctic Press (logo).jpg
FounderBen Dunn
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationSan Antonio, Texas
DistributionDiamond Book Distributors[1]
Publication typesComics, Books
Official websiteOfficial website

Antarctic Press is a United States, San Antonio-based comic book publishing company which publishes "Amerimanga" style comic books.

Founded by Ben Dunn in 1984, Antarctic Press has produced over 850 titles with a total circulation of over 5 million.


Its earliest titles were Mangazine and Extremely Silly Comics.

Many now-established names have started at Antarctic, with most continuing to work there, including Brian Denham, Ben Dunn, Eisner-nominated Rod Espinosa, Guru eFX, Joseph Wight, and Chris Bunting. Graphic novelist Alex Robinson serializes his first book, Box Office Poison, with Antarctic in the 1990s.

The company produces "how-to" and "you can" comics, instructing on areas of comic book creation and craft.

Many of Antarctic's staple characters from titles including Warrior Nun Areala, Ninja High School, Gold Digger, The Courageous Princess, and Dragons Arms, came together in the 2005 How to Break into Comics, which also featured their creators in the narrative.

In April 2006, popular title Warrior Nun was re-launched as Warrior Nun Lazarus and included CGI coloring.

In the 1990s, the company also published furry comic books such as a revived Albedo Anthropomorphics. In 1998, some of these titles moved off to a separate company, Radio Comix.

Antarctic has announced David Hutchison's Final Girl, where voters can choose who lives and who dies in the limited series.

In August 2016, the company began publication of the creator owned title Rochelle , from creator and writer John E. Crowther and artist Dell Barras.

Antarctic has announced that they will be publishing controversial creator Richard C. Meyer's Jawbreakers: Lost Souls (crowdfunded on Indiegogo) in September 2018. However, on May 11th, Antarctic announced they would no longer do so.[2][3]. Richard Meyer has filed a civil suit against Mark Waid for tortious interference with contract, defamation, and exemplary damages for keeping his book from being published by Antarctic, with the litigation still ongoing.[4]


Comic book titles include:


Artists who have worked for Antarctic Press, past and present:


  1. ^ Our Publishers
  2. ^ Naylor, Marshall. "Important Announcement!". Antarctic Press. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  3. ^ Carter, Justin (2018-05-13). "Antarctic Press Cancels Jawbreakers in Wake of Controversy, Retailer Boycott". Retrieved 2018-05-13.
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  5. ^ Bilsborough, Jack (August 7, 2009). "Barack Obama depicted as Zombie-killer in new comic book". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved August 7, 2009.
  6. ^ "Sarah Palin vs. the World". Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-01.
  7. ^ "Steampunk Palin Comic More Insane Than You Imagined". Comics Alliance. 2011-07-28. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-01.


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