Monday, 26 September 2011

A Thousand Empty Heavens & Cover

We've finalised the anthology line up and everything is nearly all ready to be printed. I'm getting very excited now. Over the next 2 months I'm going to post a 1 page preview from each comic and let you know what exciting things we're all up to ready for Thought Bubble in November.

I'm featuring the comics in order they appear in the book. This is a little preview of A Thousand Empty Heavens by Sarah Fogg. There is always excellent stuff posted on her blog regularly so make sure you're following her. 

After many different anthology title ideas we chose 'Science Fiction Octuple Feature' which was suggested by Lily-rose Beardshaw. The cover that won the voting we did was my own design, but I've decided to add little previews from the 8 comics on the back because I think they're all great. I really wanted to use all the submissions we had for covers, but I'm pleased the others will all be printed in full colour within the anthology. 

Because the image was re-sized for the internet I've added a larger version of the previews. Contributors are Sarah Fogg, Lily-rose Beardshaw, Laura McNulty (writer), Sammy Borras, Cat Reda, Luke Bayliss (writer), Harry Griffin-Hayes, Shaz Jubeen, Jacob Boniface (writer), Jack Davies and Gemma Sheldrake. So weekly I'll be blogging a preview page. 

Thanks for reading

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Twitter and Misc News

We joined Twitter this week - just in time for autumn. Now that the summer is over we're just putting the finishing touches on the anthology so that it's ready for Thought Bubble. So the Twitter Feed should be a great place to get info as we build up to that.

If you're a big Twitter fan already you can find some of us already tweeting away ..
@InspiredComics@JackDaviesArt@SarahKFogg@GemSheldrake and @SammyBorras

And remember we have a Facebook fan page too!

This is another beautiful cover submission Sarah drew. I'm sure you all love her robots already - and the comic she has drawn for this year's anthology has so much depth, its really amazing.

Collecting together everyone's comics has been a lot of fun and I'm excited that I'll be able to blog about all the comics over the next month or so. But while you wait for all that, Jack has done some interesting blog posts about each stage of his comic creation process.

The other news I have is that my work is going to be in a Self-Portrait Show in Orbital Comics Shop in London starting next week. The group of comics creators listed is great, I'm really excited. You can find the event information here.

Thanks again!