Amazing Things Press has published a collection of true stories from Ukrainian author Diliara Shkurko documenting the struggles of several courageous Ukrainian women during the escalation of Russia’s war against Ukraine in 2022, some with happy outcomes and some tragic. Shkurko is a Ukrainian woman living in Kyiv, experiencing the fear, tragedy, and sometimes miracles that have become a part of everyday life in her battle-torn country. Visit AmazingThingsPress.com or the book’s link on Amazon to order.
It is with great sadness we mourn the passing of Amazing Things Press’s InDELLible Comics Art Director, Dærick Gröss Sr. To say that InDELLIble might not exist without his guidance is not only possible but probable. Art was not just something he did, it was something he WAS. He actively searched out opportunities, making them and forming them himself if necessary. Less than a week after cofounders Jim Ludwig and David Noe announced that they were taking on the project of InDELLible Comics, Dærick contacted them and asked if they needed an Art Director. Ummm…YES! He helped in every aspect of the game: the look of the book, the logos, the talent, the presentation, the formatting, and much more. He was there with sage advice, helped mediate spats, gave advice to newby artists wanting to learn this field. All this for free. This professional who had touched so many sides of the art world, was helping a bunch of nobodies produce something they could be proud of, to produce something they had always dreamed of. He helped figure out how best to use the Internet tools by talking with the publisher at Amazing Things Press, a small press who had only done traditional books before InDELLible. We have heard many testimonials over the years from artists who expound on the time Dærick took to honestly assess their work and to make it better. He always had several projects in the works. Of the InDELLible characters, he seemed to like Phantasmo the best. Whenever something came up with that hero, Dærick wanted a shot at it. He was working on a Phantasmo story at the time of his passing. He also did some covers for David Noe’s novels, including a Trade of the Tricks cover and the Alabaster Kid/ Slipknot double cover, and they are incredible. Just a couple of weeks prior to his passing, he expressed a desire to do an Alabaster Kid illustration for the new novel. Whether those projects got finished or not, it was always a joy to visit with him. He was always self-effacing, even though he had the talent and personality to not be. We will genuinely miss him.
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