Friday, 24 April 2009
New British Comics, a Polish/English anthology featuring one of my comics, was reviewed here recently, very favorably. I quote:
If you can track down a copy of New British Comics then buy it. Give this ground-breaking project your support.
Should you wish to take the reviewer's advice and track down a copy, it is available directly from the website here* My personal favourite strip is Jackie Goes to Hell by Dan White, but Daniel Locke's understated ghost story No Word Of A Lie... was the story which stuck in my mind.
*Actually, it has been kindly pointed out that it isn't. Yet. Watch this space.
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Saturday, 18 April 2009
Sunday, 12 April 2009
This is an extremely geeky project: a Half-Life 2 fan comic. I'm usually too busy to play computer games but the ones I do play I get very attached to. I suspect I like Half-Life so much because I recently finished reading Y-The Last Man and then grafted the character dynamic of Yorick and 355 on to Alyx and Gordon.
For some reason, I also decided that Gordon is ginger.
I was impressed by how quickly these computer coloured greyscale pages can be produced. Maybe if I ever start a webcomic, this is a good way to go.
I call this sort of cover design a "Big Giant Head" cover.
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Pile o' comics I brought back from Mile End Comics Thing: the festival choice award goes to Will Kirkby's strange-but-intriguing The Sea trilogy ( http://chamonkee.livejournal.com/ ) and Tammy Taylor's Microwaveable Fox manga ( http://www.dreamtripper.net/ ) There were also a lot of one-shot black and white music comics about/ for/by/ bands, which were interesting.
The event was busy (I never managed to get to Kate Beaton's table, let alone buy any of her comics) and a little disorganized.* I didn't realize I was speaking on a panel until I got there and many people were not told until an hour before the talks.
I think I was on a panel about how to break into the small press industry. The irony was not lost on me. I apologize for being terrible interview fodder.
Mile End is always inspiringly small-press oriented and the quality of the work increases every year.
*and by "a little" I mean "a lot"