I regret to announce that I have decided to close The Illustrated Section.
This was not an easy decision, but as more and more digital marketplaces become more popular and accessible to indie creators, there is less of a need for me to continue with the site. TIS is a very small operation (me), and I juggle it along with a day job as an illustrator, artist, and writer. So unfortunately, I am shutting TIS down.
I am going to leave TIS up and running normally until JULY 31, 2012. You can still purchase books during this time. * Note that purchased books are in DRM-free PDF format. The site closing will not affect your ability to read your purchases, and you will have at least several months to download your files, which are instantly available upon purchase. Please don’t let recent news deter you from supporting your favorite artists and buying their books! *
Starting AUGUST 1, I will disable all purchase capabilities, but you will still be able to log into the site and download your purchases.
The site will officially shut down for good on NOVEMBER 1, 2012. You MUST download all your purchased books before then.
Creators, I will no longer be taking new book submissions for the site. I also sent out an email detailing some other instructions and special deals. If you did not receive it, please let me know ASAP.
If you have made a donation to the site in the last three months or so and would like a refund, please let me know and I’ll take care of it.
Thank you to everyone who contributed, purchased books, and said kind words about the site during its run.
**UPDATE** I’ve had several inquiries from parties interested in taking over The Illustrated Section. Please note that while I appreciate the go-get-em spirit and the desire to keep the site running, I have decided not to move the site to someone else’s hands. This is partly because I don’t feel comfortable transferring control of so many artists’ work, many of whom first joined the site by my personal request; and partly because I would like to reserve the website to possibly promote digital comics in some other form in the future. Thanks for the interest though!