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While in Bristol for the Bristol International Comic Expo, I had the pleasure of being invited into the BCfm studio to be interviewed by Mark Le-Leivre for his Movies and Music Programme.

 
In case you missed the show, broadcast live on 9th May, I've got the interview with me right here to download for your listening pleasure.
 

So, it's that Eagle Awards time of year again, with any comic book published in 2008 being eligible for nomination. Now, 2008 was quite a while ago now so I thought it might be usueful for me to...heh....remind you of certain comics that were published during 2008...

Such as Contraband...the Eleventh Hour Collector's Edition...Eleventh Hour Vol 1...Marvel Heroes...

You can nominated by visiting here - http://www.eagleawards.co.uk

So, obviously, go vote for whoever you want to vote for, but, um, here are some suggestions (to be honest, the only ones I'm REALLY bothered about are Favourite Inker, Favourite British Black and White Comicbook and Favourite Artist: Fully-Painted Artwork)...

Favourite Newcomer Writer: Ian Sharman
 
Favourite Newcomer Artist: Azim Alberali
 
Favourite Artist: Azim Akberali
 
Favourite Writer: Cy Dethan
 
Favourite Writer/Artist: Ian Sharman
 
Favourite Artist: Pencils: John Charles
 
Favourite Artist: Inks: Ian Sharman
 
Favourite Artist: Fully-Painted Artwork: Azim Akberali
 
Favourite Colourist: John Charles
 
Favourite Letterer: Ian Sharman
 
Favourite Editor: Ian Sharman
 
Favourite Publisher: Orang Utan Comics
 
Favourite American Colour Comicbook: Dynamo 5
 
Favourite British Colour Comicbook: Marvel Heroes
 
Favourite American Black and White Comicbook: ??
 
Favourite British Black and White Comicbook: Eleventh Hour
 
Favourite New Comicbook: Eleventh Hour
 
Favourite Manga: ??
 
Favourite European Comicbook: ??
 
Favourite Single Story Publisher During 2008: "Rise And Shine" from Eleventh Hour Vol 1
 
Favourite Continued Story Published During 2008: Secret Invasion
 
Favourite Cover Published During 2008: Eleventh Hour Collector's Edition
 
Favourite Original Graphic Novel Published During 2008: Contraband (Slave Labor)
 
Favourite Reprint Compilation: Eleventh Hour Collector's Edition
 
Favourite Magazine about Comics: Comics International
 
Favourite Comics-Related Book: ??
 
Favourite Comics-Related Movie or TV Show: Iron Man
 
Favourite Comics Related Website: Down The Tubes
 
Favourite Web-Based Comic: Shortpacked
 
Roll of Honour: Mike Collins

British indie publisher releases two new titles!

Orang Utan Comics are pleased to announce the release of two new comics which are available to order online right now.

FTL#1 is the first issue of their brand new black and white anthology. Featuring thirty-two pages of beautifully greyscaled art, and new stories by Orang Utan Comics veterans Ian Sharman, Peter Rogers and Trey Wickwire, along with a brand new story from the exceptionally talented Dwight L. MacPherson (The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo), FTL is sure to be a hit with comic fans everywhere.

You can order FTL #1 online at IndyPlanet - 
http://www.indyplanet.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2078

Also released today is the Alpha Gods graphic novel. Previously available to read online in ebook form, in excess of 8,000 views in the three months since its release have persuaded Orang Utan Comics to release the entire 48 page, full colour graphic novel in print.

You can order Alpha Gods online at IndyPlanet - 
http://www.indyplanet.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2070

Both titles will be available at the Orang Utan Comics stand at next month’s Bristol International Comic Expo, and also at the London MCM Expo later in the month. You can also order both titles online via the print on demand service, IndyPlanet.

Orang Utan Comics Managing Editor, Ian Sharman, added, “May is going to be a big month for Orang Utan Comics, not only do we have two great new titles to promote, but we’re also looking forward to getting out and meeting our fans.” Indeed, fans will get a chance to put their questions to the Orang Utan Comics crew during their panel at the Bristol International Comic Expo next month. The panel will be held at 4pm in the Park Suite at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Bristol and the OUC team will be celebrating their second anniversary of creating “comics for a strange new world.”

To find out more about Alpha Gods, read character bios and creator profiles, please visithttp://www.alphagods.co.uk

For more information on Orang Utan Comics visit them online at http://www.orangutancomics.co.uk 

 Alpha Gods, on the other hand...that kicks arse...


This article must be a joke, right? Nobody could seriously hold these opinions...

Please...reassure me that it's a joke.... 

You Are An INFP
The Idealist

You are a creative person with a great imagination. You enjoy living in your own inner world.
Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.
It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close to you.
But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.

In love, you tend to have high (and often unrealistic) standards.
You are very sensitive. You tend to have intense feelings.

At work, you need to do something that expresses your personal values.
You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.

How you see yourself: Unselfish, empathetic, and spiritual

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Unrealistic, naive, and weak

 Where do you start in discussing how wrong this is?

A nine year old girl is repeatedly raped by her step father for three years...until he makes her preganant with twins... Her mother takes her to the doctor, who fears that her slim, nine year old body will be killed if she tries to carry the twins to full term....so they perform an abortion...

...and the Catholic church excommunicates the mother and the doctors...but not the stepfather??

You know, all those internet geeks who wished that peter David would die in a fire because Scans_daily had to move to a different site? This is the situation where hurling abuse such as "die in a fire" is appropriate.

Yeah, sure, I was raised as Protestant, so I've never been a huge fan of the Catholic shurch, but I've known a lot of Catholics over the years, and I've learne dto put aside the prejudices my grandparents tried so hard to pass on to me, but...

...the Vatican's support of the Brizilian church's actions here is an act of EVIL. Pure and simple.

To say "Although the man allegedly committed "a heinous crime ... the abortion - the elimination of an innocent life - was more serious", is one of the most fucked up things I've ever read. In what way is repeatedly raping a girl between the ages of six and nine not "the elimination of an innocent life"??

The doctors and the mother acted to save a life...and, yes, in doing so, two lives were lost (two lives that almost certainly would have been lost anyway...more than likely if the abortion hadn't been performed the girl and the twins would have died). But their motives were pure, their motives were the preservation of life. How can that ever be a worse crime than waht the stepfather did? How?!?

Well, Young Gods seems to be doing quite well, Part One is approaching 600 views now, and Part two has had 128 views in just under a week. Not bad.

I've just finished the script for the second issue of the follow on series and sent it on to Ezequiel.

We've also had a fantastic review on Hypergeek, here

And, for those of you interested, I've just started a series on my blog looking at the creative process behind writing the book, which you can find here.

Oh, and in completely unrelated news, some of you may have noticed that I've taken my twitter feed off of here. I figure enough of you follow me on Twitter that there's really no point in having it here.

 This week's Elephant Words picture was a simple pub scene.

 
Something which I found gave me quite a few ideas for stories, and I've been playing around with several idea in my head for the last couple of days, but last night I got the first and last lines of what I eventually wrote and decided to go with it.
 
So, today, it was just a matter of filling in the gap between, and it all flowed pretty quickly.
 
Probably a bit predictable, but hopefully effective nonetheless.
 

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