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
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 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!
Sunday, 14 June 2015
Over the last couple of years, though, we've noticed that things have become a little more settled, and a lot more professional, with a handful of digital distributors making huge inroads to provide a service that seem to generate a lot of positive feedback from the readers who download and the publishers who upload. One such is DriveThruComics, who we've decided to distribute Defiant through as a digital download.
It's still very much an experiment for us, we still don't really know what to expect, but we do know that if it seems a popular means of reading our comics we'll be looking at providing our full range of titles through DriveThruComics - including those that are now out of print!
Buy Defiant digitally here!
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Writer: Andy Winter
Artists: Daniel Bell & Aljosa Tomic
92 pages, Graphic Album, Perfect Bound, Full Colour.
Retail price £14.99/$19.99
Sacrifice… Madness… Death… Betrayal
August 10, 991AD, and a fleet of Viking longships containing 3000 men sail up the River Pant in Essex to the fortified town of
Maldon. Led by the king of Denmark the Norsemen aim to ransack
the town and kill as many inhabitants as they can.
Brithnoth, an old soldier and one of the most powerful men in
assembles a small army and prepares to stand defiant against the coming
Defiant: The Legend Of Brithnoth is a hard-hitting historical adventure based on true events that continue to cause furious debate more than a thousand years later!