WE HAVE A COVER! Issue 2's eyemeltingly glorious front is by the supertalented Ben Wilsonham - we met Ben at Thought Bubble last year and his superdetailed digital paintings immediately leapt out of his portfolio and started eating my face. We're going to see a lot more of this chap in future, mark my words!
...so. The ISSUE 3 WRITING DEADLINE has passed - the issue isn't yet full but we're currently still processing a mind-boggling amount of scripts and there are only eight pages left so that's a done thing essentially - if you're still waiting on a response from us hold tight! The next deadline is January 1st 2014 for the fourth issue.
Additionally the ISSUE 2 ART DEADLINE has come and gone and we've got one hell of a beautiful second issue.
I don't believe you.
OH DON'T YOU? Well here are some teasers you cheeky italic font.
The first here is for "The Clockwork Queen" - a smart little narrative set in a rich alternate time which came from a brilliant script by J.S. Adams. It's a universe that he may revisit outside of the brief tales of our anthology and we'll keep you informed if he does! The art on this tale comes from the perpetually glorious Dave Thomson who's been contributin' with us since the second WTF moons ago. We first met sharing a table at Bristol '11 - he was selling ZOO AD a fantasitc and ridiculous tribute to 2000ad - but I'd known him through his numerous brain-meltingly brilliant contributions to the peerless Zarjaz and Futurequake. Very excited by this one - !
"Grandfather Paradox" is written by small press veteran and general all-rounder Daniel Bell who also draws up a storm - his "Defiant" comic written by Andy Winter and published by Time Bomb looks like a historical treat and his recent Goose was a classic bit of small press superheroics. The art was provided by newcomer Brendan Purchase who we also met at Thought Bubble - his ink-splatted dark visuals are perfect for this story and he's also been recently seen in the second Professor Elemental comic.
"The Legend of the Robot Man" is a bizarre and colourful cartoony tale written by Arron Ferguson: one-half of sketch duo Not the Adventures of Moleman and Bristol-based poster artist and endless doodler Aidan Barnard. Definitely one of the brighter stories of the issue, possibly the strangest - although there are strong contenders on that front - !
"The Royal Chronometrical Society" is another visually blinding effort from the creative duo who 'rounded off the the first issue with the unforgettable "Whiskey & Wormholes" - Mr Mole writes: the man behind the words in the Professor Elemental comic and Mr McClements draws: a one-man comics dynamo who's been in literally every other small press 'thology out there and is currently working on something called "The Undoing" KABOOOM
Finally "Who Killed Judy Baker?" - a rather moribund tale brilliantly written by Chris Lynch whose also currently doing more dark things in The Magpye. It's drawn by Tom Newell who caught my attention when I lettered a story he worked on in last year's AAIIEEE!! edited by Davey Candlish.
There are still about five more stories waiting to be teased and we'll have a little image from each of them before the big day at the end of August! STAY TUNED!