Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Cover preview: 2000AD Prog 2095

Here's the cover to look out for today when 2000AD Prog 2095 goes on sale. Details as follows...

UK and DIGITAL: 22nd August 2018 £2.75
NORTH AMERICA: 22nd  September 2018 $6.75

In this issue:

JUDGE DREDD: THE BOOTH CONSPIRACY by TC Eglington (w) Staz Johnson (a) Abigail Bulmer (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

THE ORDER: THE NEW WORLD by Kek-W (w) John Burns (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

THARG'S 3RILLERS: APPETITE by James Peaty (w) Andrea Mutti (a) Eva De La Cruz (c) Ellie De Ville (l)

MECHASTOPHELES // TRUE FAITH by Gordon Rennie, Lawrence Rennie (w) Karl Richardson (a) Simon Bowland (l)

GREY AREA: OBJECTIVES by Dan Abnett (w) Mark Harrison (a) Ellie De Ville (l)

Available in print from: newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond

Monday, August 20, 2018

TF Nation 2018: a fantastic event!

Photo by Stuart Webb.

It's been my good fortune and privilege to be a guest at many great conventions over the years, and TF Nation 2018 was exceptionally brilliant! 

One of the best events it's been my pleasure to attend, TF Nation 2018 took place over the last weekend at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, near Birmingham International Airport. The last time I was at that hotel was in 1979, which was the very first comics convention I went to as a fan. Returning there 39 years later as a guest brought back a lot of happy memories, and certainly provided new experiences that I'll always remember with fondness. 

The organisation of the show by Billy Edwards and his team was top class, and they looked after the guests very well. The show was incredibly busy, with people asking for autographs and sketches as soon as we entered the hall.

I knew the show would be good, but I wasn't sure how many would remember (or care about) my contributions to Transformers history. After all, Robo-Capers and Combat Colin were a separate entity to the Hasbro universe, as comic relief in the old Marvel UK comics, but I need not have worried. I was amazed and quite touched by how many remembered my strips from the 1980s and how much they had meant to them. It was a pleasure to talk with the readers and to sketch for such a nice friendly crowd. I'd taken along a couple of stacks of Combat Colin comics, and a few of my other comics too. By the end of the show I'd completely sold out! That has never happened before. 

It was also great to catch up with some fellow creators too of course, and hang out with John-Paul Bove, Jessica Bradley-Bove, Jack Lawrence, Simon Williams, Jason Cardy, Abigail Bulmer, Paul Goodenough, Mike Collins, Bernadette, and not forgetting Barry the Dog! 

My thanks to Billy, Kathryn, and the whole team for an unforgettable weekend!

Here's a bunch of photos from the weekend. Some I took, some are screen grabs from Twitter etc.

Actor AndrĂ© Sogliuzzo being interviewed.

Shortfuse the Cybernik (a character I created for Sonic the Comic).
A highlight was meeting Thew Adams, as I was friends with his late father in the 1990s.

The next convention I'll be at will be NICE CON 2018, on September 1st and 2nd in Bedford. More info here:

Doctor Who Magazine No.529 preview

The polybag to look out for.
There's a new issue of Doctor Who Magazine in the shops this Thursday (23rd August) and it comes polybagged with a free massive A1 sized double-sided poster of the new Doctor. 
Cover of the magazine itself.

Contents of this 84 page issue have features on the upcoming new series, including an exclusive article by new co-stars Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole on their trip to San Diego Comic Con. 

There are also many other features including interviews and reviews, and of course the regular comic strips. The Clockwise War by Scott Gray, John Ross, and James Offredi reaches part six, and my Daft Dimension focuses on the Daleks!

Don't miss Doctor Who Magazine No.529 this Thursday! Still only £5.99

Minnie the Minx celebrates 65 years

She's the wildest pensioner around, and Minnie the Minx shows no sign of retiring yet! To celebrate 65 years since Minnie first appeared in the Beano, publishers D.C. Thomson are soon to unleash a 68 page bookazine celebrating the strip. Expect to see reprints by Leo Baxendale, Jim Petrie, Ken Harrison, Paul Palmer, Nigel Parkinson and special features on the strip's history!

Here's the official info...

Celebrate 65 years of Minnie the Minx with our 68 page special! We cover everything from the story of her creation in 1953, to the artists who have illustrated her adventures, and finally to her rise to Beano cover star today! With behind the scenes secrets and specially selected reprints from the archive, this is the definitive story of the world's most famous Minx!

You can pre-order it directly from the company now!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Cover of Comic Scene No.2 revealed

The publishers of Comic Scene have just revealed the cover to issue 2, on sale next month. This one spotlights The Beano on its 80th anniversary and there are also many other features on humour comics. I was interviewed on my Doctor Who Magazine work for this one. 

You can pre-order it now from their website: 

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