THERE GOES ONE!
It's been a busy spring in Psychedelic heights and our time-travel-free WILD WEST ISSUE is shaping up nicely. However - we've decided to push it's debut back til November's Thought Bubble event to give us a bit of indulgent extra time to sand off its splintery edges and ... another wood-based metaphor.
We've also decided to keep accepting scripts for our WIZARDS issue until then as well - so KEEP THEM COMING we've had an amazing haul so far! Submission guidelines here.
Our time-travelly issues are still available through Comicsy though - and being time travel they are ALWAYS RELEVANT. Take a gander thisaway.
We've been so inactive recently that we've managed only this single teaser since March but it's a good'un - for Issue 5's Making the Deal:
By top comedy writer Arron Ferguson and design legend Dunk Nimmo. You can see the other issue teasers here and purchase no. 5 here.
...and finally it was last week I was honoured to be asked by Mr John Freeman of Down the Tubes to write a tribute to one of contributors Stephen Prestwood who suddenly and shockingly died last month. You can read the piece here - it was an amazing task tracking down his collaborators who were unanimous in their praise for a small press stalwart and a truly inspiring man. For us he drew Michael Norwitz's Mackerelman Meets the Lady of the Lake in Issue 4 and solely created The Journey for the digital edition of Issue 1. Such a keen iPad convert he had become in recent years that he drew his strips directly onto it, I seem to remember it took him moments! As a consequence the dpi wasn't suitable for print, an issue that arose with Mackerelman which he then re-drew physically and mailed to me! Again - in barely any time at all. The speed of it wasn't necessarily what was awe-inspiring but the patience, the confidence, the energy of him.
Here then, The Journey:
Small press comics won't be the same without him - keep an eye on our self published allies Paragon and El Bigote who are both planning something remarkable in his honour.