Do you own all of the characters depicted in your books?
Not at all. ADBP projects actually feature mostly public domain characters and occasional creator-owned characters. As a Not-for-Profit publisher that believes in human rights and creative freedom, the company itself does not own any characters, those are owned by the people who created them, or, in the case of public domain characters, everyone owns them. We find forgotten and underappreciated characters to revive and donate the profits to food banks and organizations that bring food, water and shelter to their communities.
So do you make graphic novels or games?
While we are always exploring new ways of delivering content, our primary focus is a strong publishing program, focused primarily graphic novel one-shots. Video game development is a fledgling product line that we hope to utilize to deliver affordable interactive game content. In the future we intend to continue exploring other ways to deliver content, such as video, animation and other emerging media.
So, why graphic novels and games?
Our board of directors is made up of a group of experienced professionals, who are concerned for our fellow humans. We see our friends and loved ones struggling around the world to cope mentally and financially with the unique challenges presented by a post-COVID world. We know graphic novels and games, and we want to make a difference. We aren't skilled frontline workers; doctors, nurses or other essential services, but we can make comics and games and use them to make a difference, so we are.
What charities will All Day Breakfast Support?
We have made a number of small to mid size donations to a variety of community groups and non-profits (some live streamed on our Twitch page.) during our development phase. As we now move into Phase 2, the registration and publication phase, we have a more solid vision, we've decided to focus our mandate on providing ongoing funding for food, water, and breakfast programs. As a part of our Not-for-Profit designation ADBP will be making an effort to announce donations, only to make the public aware and encourage support of our charitable funding ventures.
Sales from our ongoing Read and Colour series of books are used to provide funding to ongoing programs for things like soup kitchens, school breakfast programs and shelters. ADBP donates 100% of the publisher's share of sales to these programs, as well as pooling the the profits from our other publications to provide one-time funding donations to community organizations such as food banks and clean drinking water initiatives.
How does ADBP support my local bookstore?
You'll notice the books that appear in our online store are hosted by Bookshop.org. When you order, the purchase profit goes to an independent book seller and Bookshop.org will place the their profit from your purchase into to a pool that is used to financially support independent book retailers. (Independent book and comic retailers should visit to make sure their store is included in the pool.)
How does ADBP support my local comic shop?
We realize that comic and hobby shop retailers face a unique set of challenges, trying to keep doors open and stores operating amid the COVID pandemic and current world economy. We know how important hobby shops are to us, and we miss being there regularly and hope to see our local comic retailers on a weekly basis again soon. We are doing our part to support the hobby shop industry by:
1. Our "Read and Colour" line of comics is only available in print. New exciting editions are shipping every month. With this unique take on classic comics, it gives one more reason for customers to come back each month. Inside each book, readers are encouraged to search for more work by the featured artists at their local comic shop. Other "print only" publications will be announced on a project-by-project basis.
2. All of our books are distributed by Ingram Content Group. Ingram is one of the largest book distributors in the world. Ingram has never stopped shipping due to the global pandemic, and they accept returns of unsold books, something other comics distributors do not offer. For more details on how to order our books or to set up an account visit our RETAILERS PAGE.
How does ADBP support artists and creators?
Sadly, many golden age creators have passed, and were not even given credit in print when their work was originally published. We do our best to research and discover who the artists were in any content that we reprint and make sure those artists are credited.
Currently our art services are being handle by volunteers and our creative director. For modern artists, we plan to provide credited work that pays a fair industry rate as we grow. We also expect to offer greater rights and control over their art than with traditional publishers. Fair paying, credited work is important for artists everywhere right now.
Our management team has strong relationships in the industry, which has allowed us to build a small stable of professional talent to help on projects when needed. Being a small team and a start-up not-for-profit, we want to do as much good as we can for the public, and with that as a priority, we plan to keep our product line small, well-planned, and focused on quality. Because we are not motivated by profit, we do not need to expand our product line quickly or exponentially. We do hope to grow and expand in the future, but not in any way that compromises or reduces the amount of public good being done through the donation of publisher profits.
How does ADBP protect the planet?
ADBP strives to maintain a Not-for-Profit corporate system that tightly integrates with similar organizations who believe in helping community, good and ethical corporate citizenship, and sustainable production. We are always exploring environmentally friendly ways to produce our work. Our office is 99% paperless and our books are printed in small regular batches as ordered, meaning no extra books are printed, conserving trees and paper. We are always on the lookout for other environmentally friendly options, such as digital options for some books, alternative paper sourcing and use of recycled or renewable materials.