Rebellion & Polish publisher Studio Lain to print 2000AD Classics in Polish

stydio lainI wasn’t aware of this before but Rebellion and Studio Lain have been working together for a while now.

They’ve published translated versions of Absalom by Gordon Rennie and Tiernen Trevallion, Stickleback: England’s Glory by Ian Edginton and D’Israeli, Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson, and a hardback edition of ABC Warriors: Black Hole by Pat Mills, Simon Bisley, and SMS.

Next up are Alan Moore’s Future Shocks and Pat Mills Sláine the King. Continue reading

Post Thought Bubble & Pre Lawgiver – What am I up to?

Semple BadgeNo fibs, the two top periods for me as Judge Tutor Semple are Thought Bubble and Lawgiver.

I’ve been attending Thought Bubble only since 2012, though it does seem longer. Lawgive started in 2014 and I’ve been involved from the start as part of the Organisers’ Group and a Moderator.

Thought Bubble is in November and Lawgiver is in May. That is a neat 6 months apart, I didn’t design this but it is perfect! Continue reading

Thought Bubble Comic Festival – Royal Armouries Leeds – 14th & 15th November 2015

TB15Thought Bubble Comic Convention
Royal Armouries Leeds

14th & 15th November 2015.

Full details on the Thought Bubble Website

This is one of the major dates for many Comics fans. There are bigger conventions but most cater more for Film & TV fans. This is one of the biggest Comic Conventions in the UK.

I have written a Reviews Booklet highlighting some of the talented people that have entertained me since the last Thought Bubble. There are notes regarding where to find many of the creators I have mentioned. You can Download the Pdf here REVIEWS 2015.

Printer willing I will also have printed copies to hand out on the day. If you do download the Pdf please  do feel free to print copies if you want.

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Rok of the Reds – Wagner, Grant & Cornwell (renamed from Rom of the Reds) out in March 2016

Rok1Rok of the Reds
Published by BHP

6 Issue Series £3.99

Issue 1 2nd March 2016
Issue 2 4th May 2016
Issue 3 6th July 2016

Written by John Wagner & Alan A. Grant
Art by Dan Cornwell
Colours by Abigail Bulmer
Lettering by Jim Campbell

This title was originally announced as Rom of The Reds but there has been a renaming due to another company’s character of a similar name.

I’ve already written an article about this comic, with preview art and done an interview with artist Dan Cornwell. Continue reading

Rebellion to Reprint stories from Misty

Misty 1Misty
Published by Rebellion with the co-operation of Egmont

September 2016

Pat Mills, Malcolm Shaw

John Armstrong, Brian Delaney

Misty was originally published between
4th February 1978 and 12th January 1980

Created by Pat Mills for IPC after his success in setting up 2000AD Misty was aimed at girls aged around 12 years.

2000AD was aimed at boys but comics at that time in the UK sold better to girls than boys. So it was an obvious step for the cmpany to take. Girls were not thought to be interested in Sci-Fi at the time so the focus for Misty was Magic and Horror.

Though full details are yet to be revealed this is billed as the first volume of Misty material.

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Zarjaz issue 25

zarjaz 25Zarjaz 25
Published by Futurequake Press
November 2015

Edited by Richmond Clements & Dave Evans

Cover by Daniel Dwyer

2000AD and related characters are copyright of Rebellion

Genre – Sci-Fi

Zarjaz is a fanzine dedicated to Britains most influential comic, 2000AD. Fanzines can get overlooked but Zarjaz, and sister publication Dogbreath, are consistently of such good quality anyone overlooking these is making a big mistake.

This issue’s cover is by Daniel Dwyer who won the 2000AD Portfolio Competition at the Thought Bubble comic festival in Leeds in November 2014. The prize of that competition is a paid commission from 2000AD for a one issue story, usually a Future Shock. As a 2000AD fan that vompetition is one of the highlights for me each year. Continue reading

Sally’s Dying Sailor – an original Poem by Steve Hargett

chachoThis story came to me today when thinking of a work of fiction I have been developing for a number of years. This is the backstory for a support character in part of that work.

The project as a whole is called The Rift and involves Dimension Travel, Demons, Knights, Warrior Monks, New York Detectives from NYPD and more.

The image in this article is of my son, Saul, portraying one of the lead characters in The Rift – Chacho, The Stormrider.
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2000AD dropped from FCBD for 2016


2000AD has been involved in Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) for the past four years. Not for 2016 however as their submission has been rejected, ostensibly due to its size.

Unlike many publishers Rebellion, the owners of 2000AD, have always included brand new material in their FCBD offering.

When I first heard this I thought it was merely a rumour. It is a bit of a shock to see Britain’s most influential comic treated in this way.

I can confirm that it is true. The full press release from Rebellion is below. Continue reading

Movember and Me

MoBro_ThumbMovember is a charity that raises money for more than just the Prostate Cancer for which it is widely recognised. Since their founding in 2003 Testicular Cancer, Mental Health and physical activity are also within their scope.

Around the country many men have ceased shaving and are seeking sponsors. Some just cease shaving, some will set an aim for growing a certain type of mustache.

I don’t usually publicise my charitable giving but I decided to take a dip in this particular cause. Anyone that knows me will know that I am hirsute. So what am I doing? Continue reading