Unfamiliar Skies issue 2 Kickstarter

Unfamiliar Skies issue 2 Kickstarter

Unfamiliar Skies is currently on Kickstarter to raise funds to cover the print costs of the book. Click here to see the campaign. Digital copies start at just £1 with physical copies being only £5 posted within the UK (international shipping is available at an additional cost). Backers also get exclusive behind-the-scenes updates on the book so make sure you’re not left...
Melksham Comic Con 2016

Melksham Comic Con 2016

Two weeks ago, I launched Unfamiliar Skies at the ever amazing Melksham Comic Con!  I can confidently say that Melksham celebrated it’s fifth birthday in style with it’s usual combination of hilarious panels, an impressive focus on comic-related guests and exhibitors, as well as what’s possibly the greatest team of staff members of any convention – the mighty Brians! The Panels As an exhibitor, I didn’t attend many panels.  That said, I did participate in this year’s Comics In Just A Minute, hosted by the Paradox Comics Group.  The panel certainly lived up to it’s legendary status, seeing high levels of attendance and frequent hilarity.  It’s been a staple of the show for a number of years now and I sincerely hope it remains that way!  To see how I got on, check out the video below: I also hosted a panel of my own, Economics of Indie Comics.  While I was recording it, my camcorder sadly decided to die halfway through.  If you’re curious, it was based on an article I’d previously written on this very site, which you can check out here.  It was definitely educational. While I didn’t attend any other panels I’m relaibly told that the annual Pictionary contest was a good time for all, Sonia Leong ran some high quality manga workshops, and many interesting topics were discussed over the weekend, such as reboots and the constant deaths of superheroes.  Despite it’s small size, Melksham continues to utilise the space available in the nearby town hall, as well as the King’s Arms pub (a new addition for this year), to offer a wide variety...

Free Preview of Joe Cape #3!

Hey guys, Joe Cape #3 isn’t quite ready to be released just yet but I’m so excited about how awesome the issue is that I wanted to share this free 3 page preview with you! It can be downloaded right here: Download it.  Download it now.  It’s great! One of the first things you might notice is that there’s a slight new twist to my colouring technique and it’s really making all of the pages pop!  I’m also trying to pack in the best backgrounds the series has seen so far.  In that regard I really wanted to share page 4 but there would have been far too many spoilers! In other news, I moved recently and now have an awesome studio attic room all to myself where I can draw to my heart’s content!  That’s going to help me deliver higher quality comics to you more frequently and that kicks all kinds of arse!  Rock on...

Weston Super Sonic

It’s become increasingly rare for me to post a write up following a convention.  This is partly because there are several conventions that are a part of my regular schedule and there are only so many things I can say about those, such as the MCM events, before I just end up repeating myself.  By this point, I think we all know what we’re getting from things like MCM and you can take a pretty good guess at how the event went. Similarly, a lot of conventions do feel very similar to one another.  While I visited Thought Bubble for the first time at the end of 2014, there wasn’t much to say about the weekend that couldn’t be said for other, similar, events.  That’s not to say Thought Bubble doesn’t have it’s own identity but it certainly wasn’t different enough to warrant a blog post. Weston Super Sonic, on the other hand, was a convention like no other.  It was a smaller, more intimate, event with around 200 attendees throughout the day.  I’m finding that the smaller the scale of these events, the better the atmosphere.  Weston Super Sonic and Melksham Comic Con have this in common.  They don’t see the same footfall as the MCMs but people have the time to stop and talk.  Everyone’s very enthusiastic and passionate about the subject matter and you really get to connect with the community.  Lower numbers seem to lead to more personal experiences, which is fantastic! Of course, a major contributor to that atmosphere was the fantastic staff.  They genuinely cared about putting on the best event they could and had...

Joe Cape – Available to Purchase Online!

Great news!  Joe Cape issues 1 and 2 can now be purchased online!  Perfect for those of you who can’t attend, or can’t wait for, any of the conventions I’m going to and also great news for fans who live outside the UK! All of your purchasing options are listed below and remember, the Buy My Comics tab will always have up to date links for purchasing all of my books too! Issue 1 Welcome to a world where there are so many superheroes you can actually get superhero insurance!  Getting mugged?  House on fire?  Supheroes Ltd promises to get a superhero to your emergency in 30 minutes or less! Meet Joe Cape, a superhero and employee of Superheroes Ltd who’s quickly discovering the realities of his job aren’t quite stacking up to his hopes and expectations. Buy Physical Copies UK On Display Buy Digital Copies Comixology Issue 2 Maria has been jailed for using her powers outside of working hours.  Joe is feeling guilty and vows to follow her example and protect the city, whether he’s licensed or not!  In the meantime, Derek and Bryan are hired as government agents and asked to track down a new vigilante that’s been appearing across town.  Little do they know that the vigilante is their old friend and co-worker, Joe! Buy Physical Copies UK On Display Buy Digital Copies Comixology...

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