FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 20, 2003
Austin, TX, May 20, 2003 – Warehouse 23, the online store and mail order fulfillment arm of Steve Jackson Games, announced an agreement with Dork Storm Press that makes Warehouse 23 their official online sales headquarters.
"I'm thrilled to have all the great Dork Storm comics in Warehouse 23," manager Michelle Barrett said. The current Dork Storm lineup includes Nodwick and PS 238 by Aaron Williams, Snapdragons by John Kovalic and Liz Rathke, and the Origins award-winning Dork Tower by Kovalic. Warehouse 23 will also carry the trade paperback compilations of the comics, and whatever else Dork Storm comes up with in the future.
Dork Tower is a gaming phenomenon today, and Kovalic and SJ Games go back a long way . . . Pyramid was one of the first publications to run Dork Tower, and Kovalic's illustrations for Munchkin and Chez Geek contributed to those games' success. Aaron Williams' Nodwick has been a mainstay in Dragon Magazine for years, and his new PS 238 is a runaway hit. "I'm normously happy with this agreement," said Kovalic. "This being Steve Jackson Games, I feel like we're keeping this all in the family." Dork Storm joins Atlas Games, Issaries, and Citizen Games as companies that use Warehouse 23 as their online sales site.
Warehouse 23 was opened in 1999 by Steve Jackson Games and is currently one of the leading online game retailers, with a focus on customer service, selection, and website sophistication and maintenance. It carries products from over 100 publishers and manufacturers and provides mail-order fulfillment for five (SJ Games, Atlas Games, Issaries, Citizen Games, and Dork Storm Press).
Steve Jackson Games was founded in 1980 by Steve Jackson, and is currently one of the top five publishers of roleplaying, strategy, and card games and metal miniatures. The company is best known for the INWO trading card game, for the GURPS roleplaying system, for Car Wars, for Illuminati, for Ogre and its sequels, and for the current card game hits Munchkin and Chez Geek. It also publishes an online magazine, Pyramid, which covers "The Best In Gaming" in all genres and from all companies.
Dork Storm Press was formed when John Kovalic and Aaron Williams decided to form a company that let them keep doing what they did best – draw comics. Since the company's launch in 1999, Dork Storm's various releases have been both critical and commercial hits, and have garnered awards and acclaim both inside and outside the gaming industry.
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