Thursday, 1 September 2011

News Bites 18!

Apologies for the lack of SPBM activity over the last month or so - should be back to normal very soon. 


ITEM! It's Sgt Mike Battle's birthday! Creator Graham 'Hawkeye' Pearce wants you to nominate your Top 5 Sgt Mike Battle moments/jokes/sequences from any issue of Sgt. Mike Battle: Greatest American Hero. The results are being compiled into an official top ten to celebrate 10 years of SMB:GAH. Submit your Top 5 choices by posting on the Sgt Mike Battle Fan Club wall. Happy birthday, Sarge!

ITEM! Cancertown 2: Blasphemous Tumours has a brilliant new colourist - Peter Mason. You can see sample pages on Cy Dethan's blog HERE. I've had a wee preview of the almost-complete first issue and it looks frickin' amazing!

ITEM! You can now pre-order The Indifference Engine and Broadcast (The Henry Flint art book) from the Markosia site either to pick up at the the Thought Bubble show at a special price or to be delivered.

ITEM! The 3rd Leeds Alternative Press Fair is on for the 1st October at the Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds. Open noon til 5pm, entry is free! Full details HERE

ITEM! Both Sides, the latest comic from Matthew Craig debuted at 2011BC last weekend. Illustrated by Jack Davies and myself, it will shortly be available to buy online.

ITEM! Jennifer Wilde #1 by Rob Curley, Maura McHugh and Stephen Downey is available to buy now in selected stores and online

ITEM! Also debuting at 2011BC was the long awaited latest anthology from Accent UK: Predators. This can be ordered through Previews and I recommend you do so. 

ITEM! Sugar Glider #2 from Daniel Clifford and Gary Bainbridge premièred last Saturday at a signing event in Newcastle's Travelling Man and is available to buy online now!

ITEM! Rob Davis talks Don Quixote at We Love This Book

ITEM! Awesome upcoming artist Sara Dunkerton is interviewed at Girls Read Comics Too

ITEM! Dead Star Publishing are looking for artists and writers for Rising Stars. If you're interested email: Find them also on Facebook and Twitter - and why don't you check out the awesome cover to Stiffs #1 coming up in December. 

ITEM! Kochi Wanaba the mindblowing online graphic novel from Jamie Smart has been scheduled to be published in book form in March 2012 by Blank Slate Books.  

ITEM! You guys are all reading reading Jamie Smart's Corporate Skull now on its 3rd issue, right? And Hairy Steve, the webcomic what he is doing with Steve Bright, right? Just checking.

ITEM! Have you seen this genuinely startling Korean webcomic yet? Not for those with a heart condition. Seriously.

ITEM! Comic Heroes magazine will be reviewing small press comics from their next issue. Submission details HERE

ITEM! Fab Strontium Dog fanzine Dogbreath is calling out for writers & artists. Details HERE

ITEM! The brilliant Faith Erin Hicks (Zombies Calling, Adventures Of Superhero Girl) is serialising her next graphic novel Friends With Boys online for freeee! Check it out, bumfaces!

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