2dcloud is a different kind of label. Its structure is horizontal and peer-oriented. Artist and publisher work together as equals to create books which are extensions of the artist rather than products of commerce. The results are strange, complex, and unprecedentedly beautiful.
Raighne — publisher
Stephen Z. Hayes — associate publisher
Melissa Carraher — publicist
Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, LLC.
34 Thirteenth Avenue NE, Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55413-1007
www.cbsd.com, Orders: (800) 283-3572
“I had a hard time coming up with a way to say this — I want to read all of [ 2dcloud’s ] books. [ 2dcloud is ] one of the few publishers who consistently puts out material I love. Maybe that's better than the quote below.”
"2dcloud has a specific, idiosyncratic voice, like that of an artist. It’s a point of view that’s recognizable, but hard to define. It’s art books-meet-comics with a sense of warmth, humanity and vulnerability. It’s pain, with hope, always beautiful and surprising." —Keiler Roberts, author of Rat Time, and Chlorine Gardens
"Nobody is publishing weird, avant-garde, and visually innovative art comix like 2dcloud. It’s the kind of work that, by its very nature, will never be lucrative, but they do it because they believe in artists, and I believe in them.”
“I want to see art with a unique hand. I want artists that tell stories no one else can. I want my visual vocabulary expanded when I look at what you do. Comics that look how a comic should look are for babies and for the birds." —Julia Gfrörer, author of Laid Waste, and Black is the Color
"[This] small publisher [is] upping the whole country’s alt-comics game." —AIGA Eye On Design
"2dcloud takes its inspiration from the loose, in-progress aesthetic of some conceptual artists." —Hyperallergic
"2dcloud continues to publish work that, with exhilarating honesty and fresh illustration, captures the vastness of what it is like to be alive in this moment." —Rachel Davies, Rookie Magazine
"2dcloud is a vital force within the comics industry and print publishing as a whole. They showcase the work of experimental practitioners of the medium; [work that] widen[s] the scope of comics beyond what most readers think is possible. 2dcloud’s dedication to creating books with the highest quality production value exemplifies their understanding of what consumers in the mass market are attracted to. Comic shops and bookstores alike would benefit from carrying the 2dcloud line." —Jacquelene Cohen, Director of Publicity & Promotion for Fantagraphics Books Inc.
"2dcloud [is] one of the most interesting and exciting independent publishers working today." —BLOUIN ARTINFO
"2dcloud is king of the jungle! Their books are wild! Their artists are nuts! I love everything they're doing." —Anna Haifisch, author of THE ARTIST
"2dcloud takes chances on work that takes chances. Their optimism is contagious. The world of comics — and the world of culture — can’t afford to be without them." —Bill Kartalopoulos, The Best American Comics Series Editor
"2dcloud goes boldly where other comics publishers fear to tread." —Anders Nilsen, Poetry is Useless
"Everything 2dcloud is doing right now isn’t just good; it’s exciting. There’s no better publisher of its size and orientation working in comics." —Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter
"It doesn't make sense not to support 2dcloud." —Dash Shaw, director of My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea