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chris_askham

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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #75 on: 29 January, 2022, 04:06:38 PM »
I currently have a Kickstarter running for issue 4 of Switchblade Stories, which can be found here -

http://kck.st/3AyotmN

This is absoloutely a shameless plug for my book, but it does come with this mighty fine Alex Ronald print absolutely free, which I did think might be of interest!


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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #76 on: 29 January, 2022, 04:13:37 PM »
I can heartily recommend Switchblade Stories - its a brilliant series. There's a nice level that gets you all the physical issues to catch you up.

I backed this one immediately and added a page of Chris' gritty art from issue 3 as a treat as well.

Well, well worth checking out.

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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #77 on: 31 January, 2022, 11:08:31 AM »
Which page did you get Colin?
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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #78 on: 31 January, 2022, 11:19:43 AM »
Which page did you get Colin?

Went for page 5. Had a really nice Warriors vibe to it in my head.

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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #79 on: 01 February, 2022, 09:20:21 AM »
Having refreshed my memory, I can see that. Nice one.
I'm backing this, anyway!
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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #80 on: 03 February, 2022, 02:24:50 PM »
Coming from Markosia in March 2022, Johnny Recruit, a World War 2 comic created in the style of early war comics/propaganda posters featuring double-page spreads and no dialogue. The tale is also written by 14-year-old Theo Behe and illustrated by Canadian artist Tom Muzzell.
“Set in wartime Canada, England, and Germany in 1941, Johnny Recruit is a story about hope, heroics, and youthful ambition. When 14-year-old Big Johnny learns his uncle’s been captured by Nazis, he’s sure the only person who can rescue his mentor is – himself.  Stellar bush pilot and expert game hunter, Johnny lies about his age and joins WW2 to find his best friend. But when a rival British pilot threatens to expose his secret, Johnny faces tough decisions no young kid should have to make…”

https://www.comicsbeat.com/small-press-spotlight-markosia-johnny-recruit/?fbclid=IwAR3ncvRIubgDdikN6pVyLjl1FXxVSDshuW0wsLLDn6cAkA39JqtLr8sj7FQ

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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #81 on: 27 February, 2022, 03:58:17 PM »
Any comics funding Kickstarters going on that you'd recommend backing?
(Not just small press, I know the likes of Dynamite do them now, too.)

Links please!

An old-school, no-bullshit, boys-own action/adventure comic reminiscent of the 2000ads and Eagles and Warlords and Battles and other glorious black-and-white comics that were so, so cool in the 70's and 80's - Buy the hardback Christmas Annual!

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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #82 on: 28 February, 2022, 01:52:32 PM »
Dark Matter are a five strong team of mercenaries, each with a unique psychic ability. After a successful job rescuing "Mr Fluffles", they've been hired by the Narata Corporation to jump into a war zone and liberate some important information.

Action packed with some amazing set pieces, Dark Matter is a fun ride from start to finish. The script is full of great dialogue, backed up by Ian Beadles never less than dynamic black and white art

Issue 11 of Sentinel runs until Saturday, and is backable from £2, with all back issues available on the campaign in digital form. Each is a complete story, so no need to get older issues except for the pleasure of reading them.

Comic Book News UK 4.5/5 review: https://www.comicbooknews.co.uk/article/sentinel-11-dark-matter-review.html?fbclid=IwAR2P1PzQJIiIY27u00PI3zqOIfdcLViTHTQ5vdjWXNIWyGJ7wAI1hWsX-F4

Kickstarter Link: http://kck.st/3L9Vv1z

First SEVEN pages are on the Kickstarter as a taster
Writer of SENTINEL, the best little indie out there

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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #83 on: 10 May, 2022, 08:38:21 PM »
The third and final book in the Woodland Creatures Wild Souls series has just launched on Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cristinaroswell/woodland-creatures-wild-souls-1-3-the-last-stand?

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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #84 on: 14 May, 2022, 10:32:15 AM »
Just to emphasize how wonder Chris Askham's Small Press stuff is I've posted an image of a truly fantastic page from issue 3 of his brilliant Switchblade Stories comic.

https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=37797.msg1084008#msg1084008

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