Monday, July 31, 2006

Impromptu Signing/Fundraiser Goes Well

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We arrived in Northampton for a quick visit on Friday afternoon only to discover that Alan was scheduled to do a signing for the Northampton Defend Council Housing campaign at his local comic shop that very evening. As it turned out, even Leah and I got asked to sign a few things (including a copy of Wild Girl #1) and the whole thing went really well.

For those of you that don't know; Alan has designed a poster which has also been made into t-shirts (pictured below) to be sold to raise funds for the campaign (contact David Horne or Phoenix Comix for info about buying either).

Of course, if we paid a little more attention to Rich's Lying In The Gutters, we'd have know about the event weeks in advance. Never mind though, we had a grand old time anyway and, who knows, we might be back to sign there again.

Visit for more info on the Defend Council Housing Campaign.


Thursday, July 27, 2006

Revenant Magazine Online Now!

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is a free online magazine site featuring news, reviews, artcles and interviews all about zombies and zombie related stuff.

It's been in the pipeline for a while but the site has just gone live and it looks great.

If you go over to the "About" page there you'll see that I'm contributing the site too; how could I refuse?

Keep checking the site for all the latest zombie news and maybe I'll see you in the forum. ;-)


Thursday, July 20, 2006

M&R Interview On Forbidden Planet Blog

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Saturday, July 08, 2006

Accent UK's "Zombies" Coming In '07

Yes, next year's Accent UK anthology is going to be all about the shambling, rotting, flesh hungry undead. Lovely!

Leah and I have already signed up to do another story with Eagle award winning artist Dave Hitchcock after the success of our last collaboration.

Other confirmed contributors for the book include:

Colin Matheson
Dave West

Indio (Zarjaz)
Andrew Cheverton & Tim Keable (West)
Ben Dickson (Falling Sky)

Plus there's the very real possibility of a Steve Bissette cover. Nice!

The book should be out in time for 2007's New York Comic Con so eveything's got to be fit to print by this coming January.

If you're interested in contributiing to the book why not visit the Accent UK website and drop the guys an email? The worst they can say is "no thanks", right?

Otherwise, just rub your grubby hands in anticipation at the forthcoming re-animated corpse fest that will be Accent UK's "Zombies".


Thursday, July 06, 2006

Dark Horse Book Of Monsters Release Date

The Dark Horse Book of Monsters (hard cover)

Publication Date: Nov 22, 2006
Price: $15.95 (on
Age range: 16+
ISBN: 1-59307-656-8

Writers: Mike Mignola, Kurt Busiek, Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, Leah Moore, John Reppion, Scott Allie, William Hope Hodgson, Arvid Nelson

Artists: Mike Mignola, Keith Giffen, Timothy Green II, Jill Thompson, Paul Lee, Gary Gianni, Juan Ferreyra, Brian Horton

Genre: Horror

Mike Mignola takes Hellboy on a monster-crunching mission and Gary Gianni provides illustrations for a classic tale of South Seas horror by William Hope Hodgson in this fourth addition to Dark Horse's Eisner-nominated books of Hauntings, Witchcraft, and The Dead.

Along with Mignola and Gianni, Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson--who won Eisners in both 2004 and 2005 for their stories in Hauntings and Witchcraft--return to unveil a new painted story starring everyone's favorite evil-fighting strays. Also included is an homage to the great creature comics of Jack Kirby, by Kurt Busiek and Keith Giffen, and many more terrifying yarns by some of the most talented folks in comics!



Tuesday, July 04, 2006

July Is British Comics Month For Forbidden Planet

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Dear readers, did you know that the fine summer month of July (we can tell it is summer in Scotland – the rain is warmer) is officially British Comics Month? No, you hadn’t heard? Ah well, that may be because we just decided it the other day! Wouldn’t it be good to celebrate British comics? And use it a springboard to try and represent more on our webstore and blog, especially the Indy titles?


We’re also making an effort to talk to independent British comics creators to see if we can work with them, list their titles on our webstore, help them promote their work. If you went into many comics stores - including Forbidden Planet International you could be forgiven for thinking the British comics scene is a pretty narrow affair. There is a world we hope to open up to you consisting of small marts and conventions, people making and swapping comics, those producing webcomics - some searching for stardom some just scratching an itch. For many of these creators money isn’t the main reason for their work and so they often fall below the commercial radar of books and comics sellers. We hope to develop strong ties with this world and give you an insight into some unique comics visions - and you might just spot a new star in the making. As we start to add more titles to the site of course we’ll tell you about it right here on the blog it will be as much an adventure for us as yourselves.