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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Melksham Comic Con

Melksham Comic Con Well, this weekend saw us at Melksham Comic Con, the first convention I’ve been able to get to since my son Greyson was born and boy, was I glad to get back in the saddle!  Joe Cape #2 was released and well received.  I caught up with a lot of friends I have not seen in far too long including Jon Lock (who was launching Heavenly Chord #2), Vince Hunt (Red Mask from Mars), Owen Watts (Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel) and Dani Abram (who was launching Worry Wart – a fantastic read that we’ll come back to in a moment), among many others.  Put it this way, at the pub afterwards we needed to put four tables side by side and people were still standing! I also presented a panel on making indie comic and common pitfalls and mistakes you can avoid through planning and preparation.  Once the video is live on YouTube (currently been uploading for 3 and a half hours and it’s quoting me 3 more before it’s done), I’ll post a link here along with the Powerpoint slides. Quick Edit: Video is now live!  Link to slides coming...

Joe Cape Issue 2 Is Complete!

Joe Cape (previously Superheroes Ltd) issue 2 is finished!  I have sent it off to the printers ready for it’s launch at Melksham Comic Con on 30th August 2014, I’ve also submitted it to Comixology!  As soon as it’s available to order online, I’ll put the relevant links on this site too. Digital copies will also be going out to all of my Kickstarter backers today.  I’m really excited and can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks of the...

Name Changes & Trademarks

Superheroes Ltd is undergoing a change of name.  From issue 2 onwards, the series will be titled Joe Cape. Wait, What?  Why? I previously posted about Arcadia getting accepted for digital distribution via Comixology.  I also submitted issue 1 of Superheroes Ltd whilst working on issue 2.  Comixology rejected the submission recently, stating they were concerned about a potential trademark issue. Upon further investigation, it turns out that Marvel and DC jointly own a trademark for the word “superhero”, including all of it’s permutations.  “Superhero”, “super-hero”, “super hero”, it doesn’t matter how you spell it, if you use in it the title, advertising, or promotion of your product without Marvel & DC’s permission you’re infringing upon their trademark. Oddly enough, the rules seem to allow for the use of the word on internal comic pages, so the actual content of the book remains unchanged. So Marvel & DC Came After You? No, they haven’t.  I’m making this decision to avoid any potential problems in the future.  I know I’m a small indie comic artist and I’m probably not even on their radar, but I would rather be safe than sorry, especially as they’ve previously gone after other indie comics such as A World Without Superheroes. What Happens Now? It seems I can use the word superhero on internal pages, so I do not need to make any alterations to the content of the books or the story I have planned out.  As I am implementing changes immediately upon learning of the trademark issue, I should reasonably be allowed to continue selling the original print run of issue 1, which was only...

Good News Everyone!

I apologise for having been quiet the past couple of weeks, however I think you’ll understand when you discover the reason.  My son, Greyson, was born 12 July 2014 at 1:24 am.  Please join me in welcoming him to the world!   Comic News Another piece of good news is that I contacted my printer today to get a quote for Superheroes Ltd #2 to ensure the comic is ready for it’s planned launch at Melksham Comic Con! Meanwhile, Arcadia, my first comic, has been accepted onto Comixology!  This means you can now buy digital copies of the comic from their website and/or app for the low price of just £0.69 GBP ($0.99 USD)!  I have also updated the Buy My Comics page to show all of your purchasing options for each of my comics.  Go take a...