Friday, 30 August 2019

Asylum was a blast.

This year's Asylum was the best yet.
Thanks to printer @CPUK (on Twitter in case you need to put some work their way) both the Return To The Asylum Comic and the special V2A poster (with art by Gustaffo Vargas) where ready in time.
The weekend, actually 4 days from arrival on Friday to departure on Monday were full on and fabulous.
It was great to meet up with some of the characters

who were in the Return To The Asylum themselves.

Some were surprised,

some were dressed slightly differently

and some were just...

All, we're pleased to say, were happy with their portrayal in the book.
Meeting up with V2A and then going to the gig on Sunday night was amazing.
There was so much energy going around that even though we were selling things on the Merchandise stall I still found myself joining in.

Books sold well.
Friends were met.
Fun was had.
Only down side?
I have to wait a whole year until the next one.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Asylum XI - All on track.

Well, despite short notice on our part all is on track with regards both the Return To The Asylum comic and the V2A / AccentUK poster, artwork by the talented Gustaffo Vargas and lettering design etc by the early talented Andy Bloor.
V2A appear in the story I wrote that Gustaffo illustrated so expertly.

Find us in the Lincoln Castle at the event on Saturday and you can get a signed poster for £5. That'll be signed by V2A... and a couple of Accent UK creators if you'd like. Sadly Gustaffo won't be around at the weekend. Maybe one day.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Return To The Asylum.

Our second anthology comic, telling tales about those characters created by people attending the Steampunk events in the UK is now available on Kickstarter. IT features a rather striking looking gentleman on the cover :o )

Return To The Asylum on Kickstarter

This issue features the post apocalyptic rock bank,V2A, in a 10 page story illustrated by Gustaffo  Tataje.

It also offers the opportunity to pick up the steampunk series, Stephenson's Robot. All 5 issues currently in print of the 7 issue mini series.

Oh, and after a great first day it was tagged as a Project We Love on Kickstarter which is great.

Jason Cobley enjoyed 'Boy Abducted By Aliens Returns'.

It means a lot to me when a fellow creator praises one of my stories.
Jason Cobley has just done so on facebook and it made my day.
Thanks Jason.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Asylum XI is fast approaching.

Well, the biggest Steampunk event in the UK, if not the world, takes place every year over the Bank Holiday Weekend at the end of August.

Last year, due to my focus on the new steampunk anthology Enter the Asylum, I failed to get my Stephenson's Robot Issue 5 out. Not so this year.
Yesterday I received the boxes from great printers @CPUK (you can contact Rich via Twitter).
They look fabulous...
Andy Bloor has done his usual great job designing the comic and giving it a colour that allows it to fit in with but stand out from the other issues.
INDIO! has worked his usual crazy magic, each page I receive makes me smile.
The Back story this issue is by the equally talented David Hitchcock. working his own kind of pencil and ink magic on a tale set in the time period that's he loves, Victorian. I've done something with the colouring on this that I'm really happy with. Subtle but effective, I hope.
That doesn't mean that the next Asylum anthology has been put on the back burner though, oh no. Return To The Asylum (see what we did there) is with the printer as I type this.