This is some stuff what you might be interested in so read it. All of of it. Or there's no pudding for you.
The first issue of new 'street press' comic OFF LIFE debuts in September and they are open for submissions and looking for talent. "Published bi-monthly, OFF LIFE will be free to read and distributed across London and Bristol in bars, shops, galleries and comic expos." A free online version of each issue will also be published on their website. Full details - including how to submit - can be found there and you can follow them on twitter HERE
ITEM! Daniel "Denis" Clifford wants us to let you know there's loads of pages to read on http://SugarGliderComics.co.uk - all of Sugar Glider #1 and half of Sugar Glider Stories #1 (with the rest to follow) All for free and everything. Oh, and Carlisle MegaCon is next Saturday and he'll be there with his stuff. And that.
ITEM! Luke (Moon Freight 3) Foster's new daily webcomic The Center of Somewhere has launched. You can find it at
ITEM! Jennie Gyllblad has revealed the followup comic to Clockwork Watch: The Arrival is currently being illustrated. "It's called Breakaway and I'm snuggling some inks right now." No, I'm not sure what 'snuggling some inks' means either, but hey. Keep an eye on her blog for sketches and updates. Jennie has also recently signed on to illustrate angelic urban fantasy Elysia written by Serena Obhrai. You can follow the progress of that project via facebook or twitter.
ITEM! Jon Lock tells us there's a new chapter of DEAD DAYS, the latest AFTERLIFE INC. miniseries, just online. You can check that out here:
ITEM! STRIP Digital #5 is now on sale from iTunes HERE
ITEM! Barry "Indiana" Nugert would like to draw your attention to a couple of announcements in his Unseen Shadows universe - namely THIS and THIS. Its total sneakypeeksville, man!
ITEM! A few items now arguably a bit outside of SPBM's remit - but sod it, that's one of the reasons for the blog in the first place. I want to recommend a couple of excellent Commando Comics reprints out in newsagents this week - Gas-Bag Gunmen (fab early art by comics legend Cam Kennedy) and The Deadly One (equally art by Victor De La Fuente) which was especially requested by me! I even get a wee mention in the introduction to the issue which is an absolute treat. You can read previews of this week's issues HERE
ITEM! Talking of Commando - they recently reprinted a story complete on their FB page free, gratis and for nothing - The Sand Devils features brilliant rare interior strip art by frequent cover artist Ian Kennedy.
ITEM! It surely couldn't have escaped regular SPBMers notice that there's been quite a kerfuffle this week about the possible cancellation of Britain's longest published comic The Dandy. There's been an awful lot of coverage online, in print and n the telly & radio. SPBM tooncrush Jamie Smart was interviewed by Al Jazeera (see the video on Jamie's blog HERE) as well as writing a piece for The Guardian which you can read HERE. Gary Northfield has also been valiantly fighting Desperate Dan's corner appearing with the mighty Paul Gravett on Sky News.
ITEM! Ever wanted to draw for 2000AD? Well now you're in with a chance - Rebellion is running a contest in conjunction with Thought Bubble in which you can win a paying gig to draw a strip for Tharg's Mighty Organ. Full details HERE
ITEM! Another free comic alert! Do you remember A1? Dave Elliott's superb anthology from the 1990s? Well he's bringing it back and you can read Atomeka Presents: A1 issue 0 for FREE here!