Its only the flipping news, you sexy buggers! And as this is News Bites 11 this is on the soundtrack. Take it away, Russ!
ITEM! Yes! Jamie Smart's Kochi Wanaba has been picked up by Blank Slate - to be published as a book! can't wait! Also his Where's The Doctor? spreads are being collected into a book too which is awesome. Oh and by the way if you're not reading Corporate Skull then I hate you so just don't talk to me, okay? Just don't.
ITEM! Adam "The Everyday" Cadwell's latest comic Blood Blokes #1 is now available to buy - just £4 via paypal at his email and its all yours. See the free preview HERE
ITEM! Chris Doherty's Video Nasties is now being serialised online on his website. Read it, bitches!
ITEM! Spirit Of Hope charity comic launched by the Comic Book Alliance in aid of the Japan & New Zealand earthquake. It looks like an amazing anthology - almost 100 creators involved including Jasper Bark, Paul H Birch, Bolt-01, Dan Boultwood, Jim Campbell, Richmond Clements, Martin Conaghan, Gary Crutchley, Al Davison, Benjamin Dickson, Martin Eden, Gary Erskine, Al Ewing, Leigh Gallagher, Matt Gibbs, Graeme Howard, Tony Lee, Gary Spencer Millidge, Michiru Morikawa, Declan Shalvey, Si Spencer, Vicky Stonebridge, Lew Stringer, Steve Tanner, Geoffrey D. Wessel, Chris Western, Rob Williams and many more! Full details on the Down The Tubes website. There is also a Facebook Group
ITEM! Garen Ewing is posting a four-page preview of Rainbow Orchid v3 on his website! "A new strip will be going up three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for five weeks. There will be more preview later in the year and in a few months time a brand new Julius Chancer story will be made available on the web as well." Go HERE now!
ITEM! There's a Slaughterman's Creed signing with Cy Dethan and Nic Wilkinson at Whatever Comics in Canterbury on Saturday 4th June
ITEM! ...and another at Forbidden Planet Belfast with Stephen Downey and Andy & Ryan Brown on Saturday 11th June.
ITEM! Copies of Becky Cloonan's new mini-comic Wolves are now available from Page Forty-Five, GOSH! and Travelling Man. wantwantwantwantWANT!!!!!!
Upfest this weekend in Bristol and she's selling a bloody awesome painting too. Check it out on her blog HERE. Go along and cheer her on please - tell her SPBM sent you! By the way you are following her on twitter aren't you? No? Why not? Do it now. Prat.
Murray Ewing discuss ten classic adventure films - Episode one features the immortal King Kong (1933)
Sonia Leong has just launched her new webcomic - check out Fujo Fujo - it looks gorgeous! Follow her on twitter too.