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'PvP' moves to self-publishing

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PvP creator Scott Kurtz has announced the webcomic's departure from Image Comics.

Image currently publishes the print collections of Player vs Player, but future editions will be self-published by Kurtz under the Toonhound Studios banner and sold via the comic's website.

"Over the last three years our business has shifted," said Kurtz. "Sales through brick-and-mortar stores are declining and online sales are increasing.

"Readers who discovered PvP in comic shops have shifted from monthly readers to online readers and their buying habits have changed. The monthly floppy is selling less and the trade paperbacks are selling more."

Image will continue to print the earlier collections of the title, but its monthly comic edition will conclude with issue #45.

"Image has been an amazing publisher. Jim Valentino believed in webcomics before anyone else in the industry," said Kurtz.

"Erik Larsen and Eric Stephenson were instrumental in helping PvP shine. I still believe that Image is the best game in town for independent creators. I'm proud to continue offering my existing trades through them."

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