Thursday, 18 July 2013

This Ain't the Summer of Love


"This ain't the garden of eden
There ain't no angels above
And things ain't like what they used to be
And this ain't the summer of love"

Or alternatively just slip into your Time Egg™ and travel back to '67. It's easy if you try! 

Here's this fortnight's first NEW NEW TEASER for "Why Hasn't Anyone Killed Hitler" - written by Jim Woodall who's utterly knew to the comics game, he's a damned fine chap and has currently got a short sci-fi story out for t'Kindle called "Artificial". The art is by Andrew Scaife who you may recall from Psychedelic #1's "Karma Traveller". Since then he's been beavering away on comics production and at Bristol con this year brought out his debut one-shot New York Park. Why Hasn't Anyone Killed Hitler ain't the first script we've got centred around history worst 'tasch wearer but it's certainly the wittiest and weirdest - !

"Baba to the Future" was written by Michelle White who also spends her time describing monsters and writing/reviewing comics. Which ain't bad. The art is by Liam "Ghostpockets" Byrne a true comics auteur whose fine inkwork has been in literally every comic wot I've ever done - from Dr WTF #1 to now! Baba, a visually mindbending tale, will open Issue 2 and split your MIND IN HALF.

"The Life of Private James Munro" written by Gavin Johnston who's also got two amazing scripts sitting in our quantomvaults lost to time by some corruption of reality - one was meant for Dr WTF #2 and the other for Journal #1 but I've heard that a thiefsome artist got in and stole the latter ... their identity? For now, a bonafide mystery
James Munro is a stark and harrowing tale beautifully brought to life by Disconnected Press's Conor Boyle who's currently doing more things than any other human alive like this, this and this.

Liz Boyle, also of Disconnected Press has written a curious and jaunty tale featuring the familiar faces of some of histories greatest geniuses. "Out of Time" is ably illuminated by the striking pen of Allister Mackrell - a new face to the small press who came to my attention through the mighty 2000ad forum art competition. Speaking of, Liz runs the 2000ad forum short story competition also - which is also well worth a gander. 

WHAT IS THAT?! Well it's not a story teaser I'll say that much. It was a reward for our 160th "like" on Facebook who requested a "19th Century English Rifleman" which I (Editor O) duly drew shooting a time pod. It took so long to emerge that we're now seeking a 260th for further reward - which at time of writing we're only EIGHT away from getting. So if you want somethin' weird drawn for ya go get liking you varmit - CLICK HERE.

Also for some upcoming web publicity I stuck together covers #1 and #2 and it struck me how nice they look side by side. Look forward to seeing that replicated physically come August - !

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