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Creative Common / Prog Printers
« on: 18 January, 2022, 11:27:33 PM »
Does anyone know which company Rebellion uses for printing the prog and/or meg? 

Books & Comics / New British Comic - 'Mary Boys'
« on: 06 August, 2019, 10:41:00 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'm starting my crowdfunding campaign in September and wanted to spread the word.

Mary Boys is about four teenage Knights Templar from a backwater English town at the fag-end of the 20th century. Their guardian and mentor is an old Catholic priest named Parrish who raised them in the ancient Templar traditions after an attempted robbery left him with a bullet in his skull and flashbacks to a past life when he was a member of the original Order of the Knights Templar from the 13th century.

The Mary Boys are quadruplets born with a genetic condition that enlarged hands and feet, distorted facial features  and prevents them from growing body hair. It also affects the way they metabolise alcohol. So, drinking beer endows them with almost superhuman strength and endurance (unlike the rest of us who just get plain old drunk).

Basham, the boys’ home town, is a town riddled with many social problems thanks to a huge retail corporation driving out small businesses, cutting jobs and leaving large sections of the community at the mercy of criminals. Parrish believes that the town will suffer a great biblical apocalypse unless it is purged from its evils. So, the boys roam the streets at night with their
cricket bats, heavy boots and lager cans to bring in some needed salvation. The mysterious
image of the Blessed Virgin is ever-present, guiding them in their fight against all kinds of
gangsters, hooligans and wrong-uns, including the Basham’s own police force.

This Indiegogo campaign will cover the first two issues, which contains their origin story and introduces the major characters and themes. 

Sound interesting? Please join the mailing list at https://maryboys.blogspot.com/

I'm on twitter too https://twitter.com/MaryBoys1

Creative Common / Paper Problems
« on: 24 January, 2017, 01:10:37 PM »
Hey guys. Long time no post. I've been busy learning how to bloody draw and have run into a snag that I'm hoping someone can shine some light on. So, any artists on here that use traditional media? I've gotten into using Dr Martin's inks lately (which I really like!) but I find that the 220gsm card I'm using does get a little tired and has a tendency to warp. So, I'm looking into getting some Strathmore 500 series (the 2 ply kind. 3 ply is way way way beyond my budget). Has anyone used this and can they vouch for it using drawing inks? Does anyone know what 2 ply is in gsm? I'm in the UK (like most of you, I guess), so this stuff isn't readily available. Thought I'd ask before I invest money in something that's unsuitable. Any suggestions on possible alternatives? Thank you kindly in advance.


Classifieds / Flogging some comics on Ebay
« on: 09 March, 2015, 08:25:27 PM »
Assorted graphic novels all mostly in good nick. See the descriptions for details.

By publisher:

Sirius Entertainment

Oh My Goth




Slg Publishing

The Clarence Principle




Bear vols 1&2



Super Scary Monster Show






The Dark Goodbye



Confessions of a Blabbermouth


Shade the Changing Man vol 1.


The Filth



The Woman Trap vol.1 (Enki Belal)


Pan Books

Frank Herbert - The City


Creative Common / Zippotone, Duotone or any other good screen tone
« on: 19 March, 2014, 08:11:37 PM »
Hi guys. I've been looking around for sheets of screen tone to apply to my attempts at comics. I've grown a little disenchanted with the ol' Potatoshop way of doing things and thought it would be way cool to take a traditional approach to the business at hand.

Right, so does anyone know where I can find a few sheets of non-manga screen tone or (first choice, but I don't think they make it anymore) Duo Shade Paper as used by Mirage Studios back in the day.

Links / Pimp my new artsy site why not
« on: 09 January, 2013, 04:58:53 PM »

Creative Common / Reviewers?
« on: 12 August, 2012, 06:48:39 PM »
Anyone around here run their own comic blogs or pop culture review sites?

Books & Comics / Sparko pimp-o-rama
« on: 26 March, 2012, 07:20:37 PM »

Indie goodness now in stock:



In London, hitting rock bottom isn't all it's cracked up to be....

Indeed, when Norman gets stabbed and thrown in the Thames, little does he know that he would soon be taking a bad trip through a subterranean nightmare jungle, writhing with curious creatures and ectoplasmic manifestations (GHOSTS, stupid!). It is here that he will be forced to confront the truth about his girlfriend's untimely death and unravel the mystery of the river Thames. Luckily he has a friend in the pick pocketing Belle, who keeps him ahead of carnivorous spectres, killer Chihuahuas, and black clad goblins in guyliner.

Classifieds / Vacancy - Art Editor at London-based comic company
« on: 26 January, 2012, 11:27:40 AM »
Art Editor

Company Description

Medikidz Limited is a new, innovative company set up to explain medicine to children

Medikidz is the world’s first medical education company for children. A growing portfolio of hard copy and online resources explain medical conditions to young people in a way they can easily understand. The flagship product is a range of comic books which have been written by doctors for children. Think ‘Medicine meets Marvel’ and you get the concept!
As part of this fast-paced, revolutionary company, the successful candidate will have a rare opportunity to combine commerce and medicine, and to join a worthwhile corporate mission to improve young people’s understanding of health worldwide.  Medikidz has now distributed 1 million comic books, into over 30 countries and 15 different languages!

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working individual with comic book knowledge to join our team. 
The role involves:
•   Liaise with the comic art studios to ensure high quality of work is delivered.
•   Setting timelines for projects and enforcing deadlines to ensure projects are delivered on time.
•   Liaising with authors (doctors), art studios and the internal sales team and management with an end goal of creating high quality books.
•   Graphic design experience (Photoshop and InDesign essential).
•   Working closely with the Editor in Chief to ensure medical text and illustrations are aligned, accurate and consistent with the Medikidz brand.
•   Sourcing new art suppliers and critiquing work samples.
•   Giving detailed feedback to the studios about each stage of the art – thumbnails, pencils, colours etc.

Skills and attributes
•   Time management skills.
•   Strong attention to detail – in particular to comic layouts.
•   Strong competency in Adobe CS (Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
•   A quick learner.
•   Excellent written and verbal communicationincluding the ability to provide clear direction.
•   Self-motivated, organized, conscientious and flexible.
•   Ability to work as a team member.
•   Adjust easily to changing priorities.
•   Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
•   Experience with comic books is essential.

If you are keen to pursue a challenge in a dynamic company surrounded by creative, enthusiastic people, then we would like to hear from you.

Please send your CV and covering letter to hr@medikidz.com

For more information go to http://www.medikidz.com/

Welcome to the board / *waves hi*
« on: 09 December, 2011, 04:41:12 PM »
Hey guys.

Aspiring comic artist and old school 2000AD fan here.

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