Monday, May 05, 2008
BULLETPROOF: Website launched for new UK adventure comic
Briefly mentioned here last August, the new UK independent comic Bulletproof is now on sale in comic stores and available from the publisher online. This value for money 80 page package features work by numerous comic creators, both established and new. There's also a 16 page sampler available, titled Bulletproof #0. Editor/publisher Matt Yeo explains...
"It's certainly taken longer than we expected," said Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Matt Yeo, "but it's great to finally launch our new-look site and put the finishing touches to our 16-page, black & white, Bulletproof #0 sampler."
Originally launched as a standalone comics site a few years ago, Bulletproof Comics was set up to showcase and promote the work of up-and-coming British creative talent. The site contains material from new writers, artists and creators as well as work from established industry professionals.
"We had a 'soft launch' for our first printed comic book last year in the form of our 80-page, black & white anthology, Bulletproof #1, containing work from the likes of Steve Yeowell, Alan Grant, Mike Perkins, Garen Ewing and more," said Yeo. "The online response was great, so we pushed forward with a website redesign, whilst simultaneously putting together issue #0 and the forthcoming Bulletproof #2."
"We're intending to make Bulletproof #2 as exciting as our launch issue, and it'll be another 80-page monster of a comic, featuring our usual mix of genre strips from superheroes, sci-fi and fantasy to adventure, crime and slapstick humour."
"Beyond that we have a number of mini-series and one-shots in the works, as well as more exciting products due later this year."
"There's just such a huge wealth of creative comic book talent in the UK that struggles to reach a wider audience, and that's where we step in," Yeo said. "We want to provide online and print-based platforms to make it easier for creators to get their work out to the rest of the world."
"It's a really exciting time for us, and there are some amazing comic book creations and creators ready to be unveiled, so expect more news from Bulletproof Comics soon!"
• Bulletproof issue #0 and Bulletproof #1 are on sale now from the Bulletproof Comics Online Store.
• To find out more about Bulletproof Comics, check out: www.bulletproofcomics.co.uk