Tuesday, 27 March 2012

STRIP Magazine #4 on sale next week in UK

Good news! STRIP Magazine #4 has finally arrived in the UK and will be on sale in British comic shops next week.

For those of you who have asked - and those that haven't! - the delay on the comic shop-only issues should not affect the news stand launch at the end of May.

We are making Issue 5 of our first volume a double issue (so there will now be no #6 Volume 1) to close some storylines and clear the decks for the new line-up in #1 Volume 2.

This double issue will only count as a single issue as far as subscribers are concerned to thank them for their loyalty.

Back issues of STRIP Magazine will also soon be offered via our web site if you have missed an edition.

You can also get STRIP Magazine digitally on iTunes for iPad.

If you want to receive our newsletter, we have launched a new mailing list. To subscribe, follow this link: http://eepurl.com/j5iA1

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Frontier artist Andrew Wildman at Literary Festival

HORIZON by Andrew Wildman. © Andrew Wildman

If you're in the Chipping Norton area on the 21st April, then get along to the Chipping Norton Literary Festival.

Andrew Wildman, co-creator of the recently-published weird western Frontier and artist on the new IDW Transformers title will be giving a presentation about his own creator-owned project HORIZON, explaining the process of how he is creating the story and exactly what it is about.

He will also be talking about the new Transformers book and the secret narrative behind it.

Published by Print Media Productions, Frontier: Dealing with Demons, is an all-ages 'Weird Western' by Jason Cobley and Andrew Wildman. There's more information here about that book.

The Festival line-up also includes a session from the team behind the Alien Invaders books, plus workshops on How to Break into Freelance Writing, How to get published and Writing short stories; and a number of author appearances, ncluding an audience with Inspector Morse creator Colin Dexter.

• Andrew Wildman: Creating a Graphic Novel - 10.00am, Saturday 21st April 2012, Tickets £7.50; The Chequers Inn, Chipping Norton Click here to book online • Box Office: 01608 642350.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Black Ops Extreme "Guest Artist" announced, new writer on board

A sketch of BOX characters Karlita and Nero
by Stephen Downey
Print Media Productions is pleased to announce that Stephen Downey will be joining the STRIP - The Comic Magazine creative team as a guest artist on two upcoming episodes of Black Ops Extreme.

Stephen is already at work on the first story set in Eastern Europe, the first BOX tale written by Richmond Clements, who will be the regular writer on the series from the title's first news stand issue, on sale 31st May, taking over from John Freeman.

Belfast-based artist and game maker Stephen has worked with Insomnia Publications, Titan Publishing, AAM/Markosia, Heske Horror, Comic a Gael and Beserker to bring his comics and artwork to the masses. He is the co-creator of Cancertown and Slaughterman's Creed, both with Cy Dethan and has worked on the Torchwood comic strip for Titan Magazines.

Most recently, he's been busy with the historical mystery adventure Jennifer Wilde, an original three-part comic book series published by Ireland's Atomic Diner, from a story by Robert Curley and Maura McHugh, with a script by Maura McHugh. Stephen provides art, lettering and covers.

Richmond Clements, from Larne, County Antrim, is a writer, editor and colourist for the small press publisher FutureQuake Press. He has also written Wild West Wendy, a supernatural western drawn by Vicky Stonebridge, and Turning Tiger, a two-part science fiction comic drawn by Alex Moore, for Renegade Arts Entertainment.

Richmond is also writing Operation Inferno for STRIP - The Comic Magazine,  drawn by Nick Dyer, a steampunck action adventure starring the ninja secret agent Ryuu who debuted in STRIP Issue 3.

"We're delighted to have Stephen on board," commented editor John Freeman. "He's someone I've wanted on this project for some time now and I'm hoping it won't be to long before we've got him a regular strip.

"I've been a fan of the indie title Futurequake for ages, so it's great to get Richmond on board, too. Several people have been pushing for us to bring on creators on board who have been busy in Britain's indie press and we're in total agreement with them. Our STRIP Challenge - which we'll be re-running - brought some great talent to light."

• Stephen Downey's web site: www.stephendowneygallery.com
• Twitter: http://twitter.com/stephenmdowney

• Richmond Clements's Blog: http://richwriting.blogspot.co.uk
• Twitter: http://twitter.com/richclements

Thursday, 1 March 2012

STRIP #4 out now for iPad

Issue 4 of STRIP Magazine is on sale now as a digital edition for iPad, in partnership with ROK Comics.

Fronted by a fab Warpaint cover by John McCrea,  the digital edition features all the content of the print edition (on sale soon in all good UK comic shops), plus a couple of 'bonus items'.

Strips in the latest action-packed issue include Warpaint by Phil Hester and John McCrea, the start of a brand-new Age of Heroes story by James Hudnall, John Ridgway and The Devil's Heritage by Jerome Felix and Paul Gastine.

In Black Ops Extreme (by John Freeman and PJ Holden the combat team head for the Middle East to sabotage an illegal nuclear bomb factory. Meanwhile, Hook Jaw continues to eat his way through greedy oil men and we have some fun for you in Slayer Keith (this issue's Strip Challenge winner) Cosmic Patrol and Bogey-Man Bob!

There's also an all-new interview with Transformers artist and Frontier graphic album creator Andrew Wildman; plus a 'Shark Facts' bonus page only in the digital issue, and a Devil's Heritage 'poster'.

The digital edition of STRIP Magazine Issue 4 is available for iPad here

STRIP Magazine nominated for Eagle Award

We're delighted to report that STRIP Magazine has been nominated for an Eagle Award, joining 2000AD and CLiNT vying for your vote in the Favourite British Comic Book category.

The final round of voting is now underway, so now’s the time to head on over to www.eagleawards.co.uk and place your vote.

We're thrilled to have been nominated after just three issues! Thanks to everyone who nominated us.

Introduced in 1976, the Eagles are the comics industry’s best-known fan-selected awards, giving the entire comics community the opportunity to vote for the finest publications and brightest talent of the past year, with categories covering the whole world of comics, including manga, movies and web comics.

The awards will be presented at the MCM London Comic Con on Friday 25th May.

“We have seen the greatest response to the awards in recent years, with the industry's diversity reflected in the wide range of nominees,” commented Eagle Awards chair Cassandra Conroy.

• To vote, go to www.eagleawards.co.uk

• To buy tickets to the MCM London Comic Con at Excel London on 26-28 May, please visit: https://www.mcmexpostore.com/store/
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