Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Brand new football comic kicks off this week
It's been months in development but the first issue of an all-new football humour comic for children is about to be launched. Rammie No.1 should be on sale in newsagents from tomorrow, (November 26th) with a cover price of £1.95. (UPDATE: It seems distribution of the comic is limited as there's no sign of it in newsagents around here.)
The comic is the brainchild of Pete Wildrianne and Clive Ward at their company Comic Football. What makes this football comic different is that it is sponsored by a football club, - Derby County. However, if you think that may limit its potential think again. The game plan is for other football clubs to sponsor their own version of the comic (with an appropriate title for each version), with specific content for each club and copies available at their grounds. More information is on the website at http://www.comicfootball.co.uk/
As Pete explains "We go to print on the 17th November and the comic will be out for sale on the 26th November. Three further issues will follow in February, April and June 2009. The club are purchasing a quantity to sell in various outlets, as well as giving copies to their junior club members (approx 3,000). We are distributing wholesale through the news trade with Smiths News and exploring further direct sales opportunities."
Contributors to Rammie include Duncan Scott, Nick Brennan, Nick Miller, Lee Healey, and myself.
Cynics who claim there is no longer a British comics industry should consider that recent months have seen the launch of comics with all-new content such as The DFC, Marvel Heroes, and now Rammie, not to mention additions to the Classical Comics line and the publication of Bulletproof No.2. (Reviews of which will appear here soon.)
They thought it was all over...... but it isn't now. ;-)
Official website of Rammie and publisher Comic Football: http://www.comicfootball.co.uk/