Sunday, 29 September 2013

A few things...

Colin and I had a great day at the Manchester Mart yesterday. We each shifted pretty much all of the comics and GNs we took. These varied widely, from recent Marvel titles to more difficult to find independent titles.
Paul L. Mathews also popped over to discuss a future Accent UK project with us. We'll release more information at the beginning of 2014, but I'm really looking forward to seeing it develop.
Oh, and the marketing for Robot Shorts continues at a pace, with the Forbidden Planet blog giving it some great coverage.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

The Advertising Budget for Robot Shorts is nearly exhausted.

Steve Holder (co-artist on Robot Shorts) has been busy spreading the word about our book. Check out his photos over on
Looks like Steve has had a lot of fun with these, very effective.

WesterNoir Issue 2 gets a great review.

Pop over to to find out what Patrick Challis thinks of WesterNoir issue 2, which follows very nicely on from his review of issue 1.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

WesterNoir update.

I met up with Gary Crutchley last night at a local pub called The Bleeding Wolf (I love that name) and we discussed all things WesterNoir.
We've plotted up to issue 11 (probably) and Gary has done the first draft of the script for Issue 9, which had to be written before Issues 7 and 8 as it is such a significant issue. It's taking some great twists and turns and has us both really excited.
Gary also showed me development on the artwork for Issue 4 and it's awesome. He just continues to astound me with how good his story telling is and how well he captures the essence of what is being portrayed. Yep, I'm loving this on going title. I can't wait to see it all in print, and hear what people think of it.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Manchester Comic Mart.

I'll be at the Manchester Comic Mart in the Thistle Hotel on the 28th September.
Time to clear some space and sell some of the Graphic Novels and comics I've picked up this year. Pop in if you're looking for some bargains.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Skulduggery Pleasant in Manchester.

Skulduggery Pleasant is one of the central characters in the series of wonderful books by Derek Landy.
I can't remember who started reading these first in the West household but we are all fans of the series and eagerly await each new book.
I was shocked this week whilst wandering through the Arndale in Manchester to see that Derek Landy was due to do a book signing on Saturday (that's today) at 10am. I risked being late for the meeting I was rushing to, to text my daughter Jemma, but should have known that of course her phone would be out of charge.
Anyway, it was back to Manchester today and we were in the queue as the doors to W H Smiths opened at 9am.
What a nice bloke Derek Landy is.
He was very generous with his time as he chatted to each eager fan in turn and was more than happy to pose for photos.
Jemma asked him about where his ideas came from and he told about his decision to set the skeleton detective in today's world rather than a purely fantasy setting and I think I surprised him when I followed her question by asking whether he had clearly defined rules about how magic worked in his 'universe'.
Yes, I do read the books myself.
He then went on to sign Jemma's copy of Deathbringer (which is her favourite, so far) and almost personalised my copy of the latest, Last Stand Of Dead Men, to Jemma as well, but we stopped him just in time, he'd written 'To', and I now have 'To Dave' rather than 'To Jemma' in my copy of the book I'll start reading tonight.
Jemma then got her photo taken with one of her favourite authors.
We had a great day.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

WesterNoir Issue 1 reviewed.

WesterNoir Issue 1 has been reviewed over on, and it's a good one. Let's hope Pat enjoys issues 2 and 3 as much as he enjoyed issue 1.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

WesterNoir Number 3 in Lego.

I've been meaning to post this up here for a while now. Continuing the theme of Accent UK books in Lego, here's one of the Mermaids for Issue 3 of WesterNoir.
I've just got back from a fabulous MCM event in Glasgow and will put a report up on accentukcomics.blogspot sometime this week.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Paul Gravett highlights 'Missing : Have You Seen The Invisible Man ?'

Paul has highlighted our Invisible Man comic from September's PREVIEWS over on his website which is great as it'll help raise the book's profile.
Thanks Paul.