Thursday, November 30, 2006
Strange Attractor Journal Three is out this week featuring an article by John. The piece tells of an all but forgotten eccentric philanthropist who built a series of intricate and unmapped tunnels under the city of Liverpool only a century and half ago.
You can order the book direct through our site for just £9.23 by visiting OUR AMAZON SHOP
For more info visit www.strangeattractor.co.uk
Today sees the release of the Dark Horse Book of Monsters which features work by comic book luminaries like Mike Mignola, Jill Thompson and Kurt Busiek... and US!
We have an eight pager entitled "The Horror Beneath" with art by Timothy "Swamp Thing" Green.
You can order the book direct through our site for just £7.60 by visiting OUR AMAZON SHOP
More info at www.darkhorse.com
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
"AARGH (Artists Against Rampant Government Homophobia) was a one-off comic book anthology published by Mad Love in 1988. The comic was designed to aid the fight against Clause 28, which was a controversial amendment to British local authorities which was designed to outlaw the promotion of homosexuality." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AARGH
Although Clause 28 was eventually repealed in 2003, discrimination is something that millions of gay, bisexual and transgendered people still have to suffer everyday. All the money we raise by selling AARGHs will be donated to Stonewall (http://www.stonewall.org.uk/), an organisation dedicated to campaigning for equality and justice for gay people in the United Kingdom.
Stonewall are also instrumental in the Education for All campaign (http://www.stonewall.org.uk/education_for_all/), tackling homophobia and homophobic bullying in schools.
We have a limited number of AARGHs for sale at £7 each (plus P&P) Also, we have just 20 copies of AARGH which have been signed by all three founding members of Mad Love Publishing (Alan Moore, Phyllis [Moore] and Deborah Delano). The signed books cost just £15 each (plus P&P).
Please note that both items are restricted to only two of each per customer. These books were produced to benefit a charity cause, we are not supplying them for retail purposes.
Visit our AARGH page for more info and to purchase your copy (please note that, if you are ordering from outside the UK, you will receive a separate bill for additional postage after your initial order)
John & Leah
Sunday, November 19, 2006
We've worked with Dave in the past on projects for Accent UK (the second of which will be published in their "Zombies" anthology early next year) and we definitely hope to work with him again in the future and he's a stupidly talented man.
Writer and artist David Hitchcock has released a hardback edition of his Eagle Award winning series Springheeled Jack.
The Victorian gothic fantasy series received much high praise from readers and comic professionals in its initial three issue run and this book titled 'Strange Visitor' collects these issues plus the hard to find 'The Last Chapter' previously only available to lucky fans at Bristol's Comic Convention in 2005. The book also showcases many of David's sketches on the series and a tantilising glimpse into the production of the artwork.
Limited to just 500 copies the standard book can be bought for just £10 (including postage and packaging) but as usual with David's comic work he is offering a range of special offers on this new collection.
The first 20 orders will receive a fantastic original drawing with the book!
Plus for £13 you can order one of eighty copies that will be numbered and signed by David and will include a limited tipped in plate illustration.
For orders and availability on the limited editions you can contact David directly by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by sending a cheque made payable to David Hitchcock to
SHJ, Gunhills Farm,
To see more of David's work check out his website at www.blackboar.co.uk
BUY THIS BOOK!
Friday, November 03, 2006
WITCHBLADE: SHADES OF GRAY #1 (OF 4)
WRITTEN BY LEAH MOORE AND JOHN REPPION, ART BY STEPHEN SEGOVIA; COVERS BY BILLY (X-Men) TAN with DEAN (THE LONE RANGER/New Avengers) WHITE (50%?), E-BAS (25%) AND STEPHEN SEGOVIA (25%).
Shrouded in mystery, the Witchblade has known many friends and many foes in its long history, but it has never faced such a mystery as the troubled Dorian Gray! Now, the two meet in a special DYNAMITE/TOP COW CROSSOVER EVENT!
In the first issue, we follow Detective Sara Pezzini and her new rookie partner as they race to stop a murdering madman. Waiting and watching in the shadows is the enigmatic Gray who may or may not be the murderer they seek! With the action spanning the globe as well as exploring Gray’s coloured past, this is an event not to be missed!
Featuring a story that spans the ages from the deft hands of writers Leah Moore and John Reppion, WITCHBLADE: SHADES OF GRAY also features the debut of Stephen Segovia and an all-star roster of cover artists, including Billy Tan, E-Bas and Segovia!
Read more about the announcement on Newsarama here: http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=89779
Read an interview with us on Newsarama here: http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=89872
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Chat rooms monitored. Blogs deleted. Websites blocked. Search engines restricted. People imprisoned for simply posting and sharing information.
The Internet is a new frontier in the struggle for human rights. Governments – with the help of some of the biggest IT companies in the world – are cracking down on freedom of expression.
Amnesty International, with the support of The Observer UK newspaper, is launching a campaign to show that online or offline the human voice and human rights are impossible to repress.
Once we were sorted (I'm not even going to comment on where we stayed or the peculiarities of our breakfast as Leah has already covered those subjects in lurid detail over on MySpace) it was a bit of a hike to get to the venue. It should have been easy to spot really as it's a couple of hundred feet tall and stands on top of a huge hill but, it was very misty and rainy...
This was a really brilliant little con; really friendly, free to get in, great guests and a brilliant turn out. Well done to Ant Mercer for getting it all together and cheers to everyone who helped out and or attended.
Next year we're driving up on the Saturday morning mind.