Douglas Noble was born in the heart of a collapsing star, and his long quest to become fictional reached its triumphant conclusion in this very biography. His comic Strip for Me and it’s companion website www.strip-for-me.com have helped lay the foundations for an intergalactic peace which will last for a thousand years. Ironically, it will be one of Noble’s own descendants who will undo this peace, thrusting the universe once more into the darkness of chaos and confusion. In the meantime though, you really should check out that website.
Archive for ‘May, 2008’
Mags L Halliday has climbed over the roofs of Hampton Court Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral, and can get herself lost in the British Museum. As this sort of adventuring got in the way of her writing, she is now a civil servant which is still surprisingly varied and at least comes with a pension. As well as two novels, her short stories have been published in various collections. More info at www.magslhalliday.co.uk
Loki sniffs out some of the cool new comics we picked up at the Bristol Comics Expo…. or perhaps he just wants to eat them?
The Witch and other tales of the supernatural
By Willie Hewes, Karen Rubins & Gwen Korsten.
Details at http://www.itchpublishing.com/
Always nice to see collections by female creators, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Interesting and fun tales of the supernatural with manga overtones. Enjoyed all three stories but my favourite was probably Shinagami, which I defy you not to laugh at.
The Art of Cake Diving
More details at http://www.ztoical.com/
The title says it all. A wonderful piece of whimsy with evocative art, and generally a lovely object to own.
There’s No Time Like the Present: Part 7
By Paul Rainey
More details at http://www.tntltp.com/
Great to see a new episode in this comic soap starring characters that draw you in, and surreal moments that keep you reading. If you’re not already following it, why not? Check out the first 39 pages for free on Paul’s website.
Here’s a sneak peek at what should be the next major release from Factor Fiction – collecting strips from across the first seventeen issues of The Girly Comic in a shelf-friendly perfect bound edition, under a gorgeous Dez Taylor cover. Further down the line will be The Girly Comic Book Volume 2, collected strips from Violent! and Crazycrone: The Lee Kennedy Collection. And tomorrow, the world!
The Girly Comic Book Volume 1 will, all things being equal, debut at the Birmingham International Comics Show this October.
In December 2006, author and friend Craig Hinton died. Discussions were had about putting together a collection of stories in celebration of his life, and after a little while, the two editors (Adrian Middleton and David McIntee) started asking about for a third person to join the editorial team. In the past, I’ve been involved in a few such projects, or fanthologies as they were dubbed, so after some consideration, I came aboard.
Craig was a huge fan of comics, and it must be said, I know quite a few comics bods, so it seemed the obvious role for me to take on designing the book and getting an illustration for each story. Fast forward many months, and we’re almost there. We’re just awaiting final approval from Craig’s family, and we can get this baby out into the world, with all profits being donated to the British Heart Foundation.
Contributors: John Aggs, James Ambuehl, William Andrews, Peter Anghelides, Jon Arnold, Chris Askham, Andy Baker, Allan Bednar, Simon Bucher Jones, Damon Cavalchini, Andrew Cheverton, Peet Clack, Roger Clark, D’Israeli, Jonathon Dalton, Alec Daniels, Vince Danks, Darren Douglas, Stuart A Douglas, Jay Eales, Paul Ebbs, Garen Ewing, Josceline Fenton, Toby Ford, Simon A Forward, Roger Gibson, Brian Gorman, Steve Graeme, Matthew Griffiths, Allan Harvey, Steve Hatcher, Craig Hinton, Laura Howell, Mike Juniper, Tim Keable, Andy Lane, Roger Langridge, Robbie Langton, Andrew K Lawston, Jen Leavesley, Yishan Li, Marvin Mann, David McIntee, Chris McKeon, Ant Mercer, Mark Michalowski, Adrian Middleton, Fiona Moore, Mike Morgan, Jim Mortimore, Bevis Musson, Peter Neville, Lee O’Connor, Daniel O’Mahony, Kate Orman, Caroline Parkinson, Paul Peart-Smith, Stephen Prestwood, Pete Rajski, Graeme Neil Reid, Natalie Sandells, Rachel Simpson Hutchens, Dale Smith, Oli Smith, Rachel Steffan, Alan Stevens, Daniel Tessier, Christer Van, Emma Vieceli, Nick Wallace, Dave Whittam, Terry Wiley, Dave Windett.
More news as and when I have it.