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Shires, Ian



  • Creator Birthday 10/28/1967
Ian began doing comics work in 1986 while in High School, making minicomics with the company name Dimestore Stories Productions, later shortened to be just Dimestore Productions. He published the first ever attempt at a directory of small press creators in 1987, on a challenge from Tim Corrigan, and went into publishing newsletters about the network, starting with Self Publisher! Magazine, and later Obscurity Unlimited and The Guide to Self Published Periodicals, before the title returned to being Self Publisher! again, and finally becoming Indyfest Magazine in 2015. He was able to put online the FIRST EVER online shopping system for indy comics, anywhere…in 1999 (Which underwent many transformations until it became the IndyfestUSA Network). Ian formed the Self Publisher Association (SPA) in the year 2000, Started Small Press Idol in 2004, and started SPA Comics Group in 2005.
Publisher of…
Dimestore Productions and breifly: Seekers Press
Also SPA Comics Group
Publishing efforts of his Family: Wife – Kathy Shires, Daughter – Madison Shires
Mother – Sally Shires and Father – Irwin B Shires
Ian writes poetry and songs, and has an online spot you can go read many of them:
Ian’s Songbook

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