Monday, August 25, 2008

Black and white blogs of our buddies

One of the best things about working in comics is that you get to meet, work with and generally hang about with some really talented people. Thanks to the interweb we also get to spy on people and see what they're up to so I thought I'd share a couple of artists Blogs with you - both of whom are good mates of ours.

David Hitchcock is probably best known as the man behind the Eagle Award winning indie sensation Springheeled Jack but we've also had the privilege of collaborating with him several times for the yearly Accent UK anthologies.

Dave is currently working on Gothic - a 48 page tabloid newspaper one-shot re-printing some rare and hard to find material (including some of our collaborations) as well as some brand new stories, all of it presented in beautiful sepia tone.

We always jump at the chance to work with Dave (we've already collaborated on a story for next year's Western anthology) and hope to work with him again soon.

Visit to keep up with what Mr. Hitch is up to.

Leigh Gallagher started his professional career with Vertigo's The Witching back when Leah and I were doing Wild Girl. However, Leah actually met Leigh years earlier when they studied art together in Liverpool so we've all known each other for a long, long time.

Leigh's big project for the last year or so (and for the foreseeable future) is Defoe - a seventeenth century zombie steampunk romp written by comics legend Pat Mills and published in 2000 AD.

In between rendering crazily detailed zombie smashing machinery and weapons Leigh somehow also finds time to perform art chores on the Lego Bionicle Comic.

Visit to find out what Leigh is working on at the moment.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Tori Amos on Comic Book Tattoo

Just swiped this from unca Neil's blog:
And finally, a lovely video interview with Tori about the Comic Book Tattoo project, and her own history with comics and plans for the future.

And it is lovely! :D

Also me and John boy on Comic Book Tattoo too...


Monday, August 04, 2008

Signed edition Raise the Dead contest

RUNNING UNTIL AUGUST 15, Dynamite is giving 1 lucky Grand Prize Winner a copy of the Raise The Dead Hardcover! Be sure to enter today!

Raise the Dead
sets a new standard in horror storytelling, and this signed, oversized hardcover edition reprints the entire 4-issue mini-series! The Signed Edition features tip-in sheets signed by writers Leah Moore and John Reppion, and the Re-Marked Edition features a signature by cover artist Arthur Suydam.

Visit to enter.

Signed editions will be on general sale very soon.