Saturday, 8 October 2016


The Flintlock Book Two preorder campaign is live!  Just click on the opening link to take you straight through to the Kickstarter campaign page!

Monday, 29 August 2016


To Lincoln, one of the oldest towns in England, for the annual steampunk gathering. Kindly invited by the Asylum organising team when we were at the MCM London event back in May, this was a very different event to the comics-centric shows we can usually be found at.  We weren't even sure there was a place for comics here, but received a "Don't worry! Our lot will like what you lot are doing!" assurance - although it was great to have our friends at Accent UK there with us as well.  We were a feature of the Steampunk Embassy which was right next to the eye-popping Lincoln Cathedral, but the Festival itself takes over the entire historical quarter for the weekend.
Steampunks are an erudite and finely attired lot, which made for a thoroughly engaging weekend - and the quality and imagination of the outfits worn by the attendees was constantly jaw-dropping. Thankfully, Flintlock creator Steve Tanner rose to the occasion and pitched up with a fine hat and coat ensemble (although the golden shoes seemed to be attracting more of the attention!).
Comics are new to Asylum, and at times it seemed not many of the 28,000 in attendance were aware of us - however those that d
id find their way into the Embassy seemed very intrigued by Flintlock, with the Clockwork Cavalier even bagging a spot in the official festival programme.
This was a well-organised, friendly and unique event; wide-ranging too, with a staggering amount of Steampunk themed events and features running in multiple venues all day and well into the late hours.  The downside of this meant we came away feeling we saw very little of what Asylum was about - the upside being that we'll ensure we do better to remedy that next year!

Monday, 13 June 2016

SHOW REPORT - MCM London 27 - 29 May

Wow, what a weekend! This was the first big show Flintlock was available at and the response was phenomenal. Friday started fairly slowly (of course slow by MCM standards is still really busy!) but Saturday was a constant stream of new Crew members buying copies of Book One and registering for our mailing list. So busy in fact that by the end of the 2nd day we'd sold all our 3 days worth of books! Luckily we were able to arrange a small top up supply for Sunday afternoon but they all nearly went within 2 hours of them arriving as well. 

So I think it's fair to say that Flintlock made a mighty splash! It was also terrific to meet some of our Book One backers and thank them for their support face to face, and of course catch up with so many friends in the UK comics community. A great and tiring weekend and here's some pictures of just some of those who picked up Book One over the weekend!

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Time Bomb Comics - Our 2016 Plans!

With the final hours of 2015 counting down, what better time to share some of our plans for 2016.  We'll begin in 2015 though, as the release of the new Bomb Scares collection in October started the ball rolling on a three year publishing plan for the title with the second of the planned 3 volumes coming your way in October 2016!

Conceived as such from the outset, editor Paul H Birch began working on each volume concurrently back in 2014 so the 2016 collection is well in hand.  There's also a facebook group about the Bomb Scares series here that has been going for a couple of months and includes lots of details about the creators involved and submission guidelines for the anthology.

The 2015 Bomb Scares collection was very well received - and was also our first book offered through Kickstarter, although as a pre-order rather than a full-funding vehicle - and so we're expecting good things for the 2016 book!

The eagle eyed amongst you will also have spotted a word in the last but one paragraph that hints at a big change to what Time Bomb Comics will be doing going forward - and that word is "series".  After 8 years of publishing one-shots and graphic novels we'll be launching our first ongoing title!  This is a huge step for us, and one which we only really wanted to take if the right idea came along.

It's called Flintlock and the inaugural edition has an expected launch date of April 2016. What makes it a little bit different is that each release in the Flintlock series will feature stories entirely set in the eighteenth century involving a regular cast of characters.  Artist Anthony Summey has just completed the artwork for the main story in the launch edition - and you can see some of his character sketches involving that story above - whilst Italian artist Lorenzo Nicoletta is hard at work on one of the back up strips.  We think it's a little bit different from anything else that's out there, and we hope you feel the same when the book's released in the spring!

April and October then - the 2016 dates for the new Time Bomb Comics!

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Bomb Scares

Bomb Scares is a new horror comic anthology showcasing a truly frightening array of artists and writers. Intended as an annual release over the next three years, this first anthology collection due to be published later this month. That's right - later this month - as every page is already fully completed and ready for printing!

The concept of Bomb Scares is a simple one: Inspired by the notorious EC horror comics of the fifties, I wanted to produce a modern horror anthology that would scare, bemuse and repulse - and throw in a dash of unexpected humour too!

To do this, we aimed high and recruited respected editor Paul H Birch to help put together a truly breathtaking array of comics talent for this first volume - including creators such as Mike (Deathlok, Captain America) Perkins, Luca (Spider-Man, Black Knight) Pizzari, and Gary (Westernoir) Crutchley. We also have 2000AD artists Richard Elson and Dave Kendall who collaborated for the first time to produce the incredible Bomb Scares painted cover.

Bomb Scares features graphic stories of cutting edge horror. The artwork throughout is breathtaking - each of the artists involved producing some incredible pages of comic art to realise the dark and macabre tales of the writers they collaborated with.Unlike previous launches, Bomb Scares will be available as a pre-order option through Kickstarter - which will be offering the complete Bomb Scares book in both print and digital editions much cheaper than cover price. 

You can pre-order your copy of Bomb Scares here: Bomb Scares Pre-Order