Wednesday, 30 April 2008

This weekend...

This weekend...

Ok currently this weekend I have not found anywhere to go and sell people the comic,

But fear not, this is a whole country,

Devil Monkey one of our contributors also organises the UK chapter of Drink & Draw in Newcastle. Here are the event details:


Saturday the 3rd of May!

Newcastle University Student Union.

From 4 till 11.

Free entry.

Tell the world!

You don't have to be able to drink or draw, but it helps!

(over 18s only)
So if you are up in the region and want to do something cool this weekend go along, and pick up a copy of our comic while you are there.

Also we should be getting some reviews over the next month or so..

One from Page45 manager Stephen Holland. In his last mail shot he said this.. and I quote

"Yeah, okay, I've seen a copy, there are two great stand-out sequences amongst some lesser contributions, and I'll be reviewing it next month. In the meantime, it's a good cause, right? Do yer clicky and pay or not, depending!"

So we await the full review..

Another review should be coming from Comics Bulletin

I'll keep you posted as it happens

Bristol comic expo is coming up & we'll see you there...

Monday, 28 April 2008

weekending at the zine symposium

Yo yippety Yo,

Just a quick note to say how great the london zine symposium was this sunday gone, kudos to the organisers for getting it all together.

I met some nice people and sold some more copies of the comic too, so thanks to them.

I was hoping for some nice weather this week so I could do some more street selling apprentice stylee but that appears not to be the case in london town.

If anyone knows of any other events coming up that they reckon I could go along to sell some more at let me know.


In actuality I am really tired.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Back from the brink - Where it’ll be come May 8th


Lou is back from NYCC (New York Comic Con) - She sold some to copies to people there which is ace, she made some time to have some fun too though.

But we have some good news!

From the 8th of May our Comic will be in stock in Forbidden Planet shops..

So theres one of those in:

You can find out where exactly they are here:

Where is FP?

Our comic is currently available in:

Orbital Comics & Collectibles
148 Charing Cross Road
London, England

Gosh Comics
39 Great Russell St
London WC1B 3NZ
United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet Online

I also plan to make an appearance at the London Zine Symposium this weekend:

So look out for it there.

Coming up we will also be going to the Bristol Comic Expo to spread the love there too:

Also we got a little mention here: Down the tubes

Im working on getting it reviewed by a few comic reviewers but in the meantime if anyone has got anything to say about it all let us know.

Take Care people!

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Selling our comic: Reader feedback

Well we had our comic on Tuesday and we've sold quite a few, both to people we know and people we dont, which is good. We still have a long way to go though, both to get it to places where people can buy it and to let people know its there.

We now have our comic available here:

Forbidden Planet Online

and the kind people at Orbital comic have some copies available.

They can be found here,
Orbital Comics & Collectibles
148 Charing Cross Road
London, England

We are working on getting it to more places soon so we'll keep you posted.

Also we had our first bit of reader feedback, its below in its entirety:

"Hey just read do you want to kiss it better and it was pretty f*%ing cool!!! Loved the king blues bit even tho it was very short. And all the art work was really really good loved the whole thing the message it was sending was just right especially for a comic. Cant wait for a volume 2. Cant stress enough how much I like this it really is very very cool. Keep up the good work and keep spreading the word."

(ok do I edited the swearing - you never know minors could be reading)

If anyone else has read it yet (and you werent involved with it) please let us know.

Catch you later

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Our Comic is in da house! available to order & buy now


First of all here are the details of our comic.

Do you want to kiss it better is a charity comics anthology.

Our first issue, Green is in support of the world land trust, All profits from this comic will go towards their projects to help preserve some of the most precious land in the world.

The work in Green was all contributed with the intention of making people think about goes on around them in the world in entertaining and real ways.

It is 40 pages cover to cover, 35 pages of strip art. Featuring a colour cover by Phil Corbett & work from shiro, Scroobius pip, Rufus Dayglo, The King Blues, and many other talented artists & writers.

£2.50 + 75p for P&P - please see the paypal button on our profile. If you dont use paypal and dont ever want to get in touch and we can work something else out.

For the more interested among you here is a bit more to the story.

Well back in January we started doing this, the 22nd I think, anyway a few months down the line we have a finished product.

It arrived for me this morning, in an apparently carbon zero delivery (more on that another time) ,in a box that looks like this.

There were 8 of them, here is what 2 look like, note the shoes for scale.

Upon opening the box I was confronted with many copies of our comic that look like this..

They also look like this if you try to eat one, make sure you buy it first though.. note lou for scale..

I was impressed by the print quality have a look at this..

(I was never going to show you a full page was I)

So its done now, and we want as many of you as possible (well atleast as many of you as have printed anyway) to buy a copy.

If you have any questions please ask!

Thanks to everyone that helped us get this far, all the people who gave us some of their work, took an interest or answered some of my many questions. Its turned out well.

Ian Valeriesmith

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Printing to be bound

Well our comic has now been printed and is going to be bound soon…

I have also seen what our printer is going to put on the inside cover and well it surpassed my expectations a little.

Have a look,

It will be on its way soon, late this week or early next week.

40 pages cover to cover; 35 pages of strip art, all for £2.50 (plus 75p for P&P)

I’m going to try and get a real website up soon and at the least some kind of paypal button on our myspace.

Catch you later