Monday, July 27, 2015

FP Glasgow signing/Thurs 30 July


Will Pickering and I have a signing at Forbidden Planet in Glasgow this Thursday (30th July) from 6-7pm.  On sale will be award winning GoodCopBadCop (True Believers) and award nominated Wolf Country (True Believers) and Amongst the Stars (SICBAs).  If you're out and about pop in and say hello.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Wolf Country#4 on sale now at the Planet Jimbot shop




Wolf Country#4 is on sale. After the slow but captivating build-up of the first three issues (garnering 4 and 5 star reviews on the way) issue 4 explodes into delirious and unrelenting action. Down the Tubes describes it thus; "a gore hound’s dream of a comic book."

Available at the Planet Jimbot shop:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PlanetJimbot

We're also launching the issue in Glasgow on Thursday 2nd July from 6.30pm onwards at the Drury Street Bar & Kitchen, Drury Street, Glasgow. So pop along if you're free. It would be lovely to see you.  I'll be joined by artist Will Pickering and we'll only be too happy to sign anything you might put in front of us!  The launch will held in conjunction with the monthly Scottish Cartoonists Meeting and is up on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/770708079715766

On the night we’ll also have copies of SICBA nominated Graphic Novel 'Amongst the Stars'. You can still vote for this if the mood takes you at:
https://sicba.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/vote-now-for-the-2015-sicbas/

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Amongst the Stars nominated for Best Graphic Novel


Following on from the success of GoodCopBadCop at last summer's True Believers/Eagles awards, I'm delighted to say that 'Amongst the Stars' has made the Scottish Independent Comic Book Alliance (SICBA) shortlist for Best Graphic Novel 2015.

The 64-page trade is written by Jim Alexander AKA me (Metal Hurlant, Star Trek Manga) and drawn by Mike Perkins (Stephen King's The Stand, Astonishing X-Men, Deathlok).  The winners will be announced in Glasgow on the 4th of July.

To celebrate we've put together a wee PDF sampler of the book, which features 5 pages of the story.  This is absolutely free to everybody, so please feel free to share as you wish.  Also, the book is on sale at the Planet Jimbot online shop for a special SICBA price of £5.50 plus P&P.

For the Amongst the Stars PDF sampler, click on the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1mcab4gr8utanu7/ATS_SICBA_Sampler.pdf?dl=0

Check out Amongst the Stars at the Planet Jimbot shop:https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PlanetJimbot

For details of how to vote check out the official SICBA site:http://www.sicba.org.uk/

All that's left is to cross fingers, legs and toes!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wolf Country#4






 
 
Wolf Country#4 is now available for pre-order at the Planet Jimbot shop.  https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PlanetJimbot/
 
By Jim Alexander & Will Pickering with a Luke Cooper cover.  The vampire Settlement is under attack.  'Slow burn' becomes 'burn'.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Granite City Comic Con 2015


Not long now until the Granite City Comic Con.  Date is Sat 30th May.  Time is 9am-5pm.  Location is Transition Extreme on Aberdeen Links Road.  This is a free event (although a donation would be appreciated to charity partners: CLAN Cancer support).  I'll be there as a guest and based all day at the Planet Jimbot table signing and selling GoodCopBadCop, Wolf Country, Amazing & Fantastic Tales and Amongst the Stars.

Also, later that evening I'll be part of a separate (and ticketed and I think sold out) panel event with fellow guests including Alan Grant and Monty Nero at the wonderful entitled Satrosphere Science Centre.

People of Granite City see you there!


For those who can’t make the event, you can order our books online at the Planet Jimbot shop:




Planet Jimbot shop


The Planet Jimbot shop online is now open.  Get your copies of Wolf Country, Amongst the Stars and Amazing & Fantastic Tales right here:

Monday, May 04, 2015

Amazing & Fantastic Tales#5





Amazing & Fantastic Tales#5 is on sale now. This is the final issue, bringing to a close our regular series ‘Kroom’ and Wild West mash-up, ‘The Last Posse’. Rounding things off is the self-contained comic strip ‘Facts of Life’, which shows what happen to a young man taught the facts of life using goldfish!

The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. “Amazing & Fantastic Tales most definitely lives up to its title with an unconventional blend of one-shots, ongoing stories, sequential art and prose writing that’s like nothing else on the shelves right now” – Big Comic Page. "I got all five issues of Amazing and Fantastic Tales at once and loved the original quality of this series” – downthetubes. “A celebration of indie talent” – Starburst Magazine.

If you're in the Glasgow area, the official launch will be held in conjunction with the Scotland Cartoonists club, which meets up at the pub called Drury Street, located on (you guessed it) Drury Street, Glasgow. Join us on Thursday 7th May from 6.30pm onwards. All five issues of Amazing & Fantastic Tales will be on sale. Vote in the general election, and then pop along for a beer and a comic. Sorted.

An events page is up on Facebook:

My Year So Far#5







Also out this year, Amongst the Stars TPB.  A 64-page trade, it collects for the first time 'Amongst the Stars', written by me and drawn by Marvel Comics artist Mike Perkins (Stephen King's The Stand, Astonishing X-Men, Deathlok).  DowntheTubes says, "We see the love of strangeness.  We see echoes of Robert Silverberg, A. E. van Vogt, Philip K. Dick and the like.  Back then, science fiction was a eerie and often scary world. Ideas were full of unfamiliar and unsettling worlds and aliens – and, in my humble opinion, Amongst the Stars has all of this going for it."

To buy your copy (and I'll happily sign it for you), go to: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/232202216/amongst-the-stars-tbp



My Year So Far#4


The Metal Hurlant Chronicles box set has recently come out on Blu-ray.  This is the TV show based on Metal Hurlant/Heavy Metal comic strips, which was shown on Syfy last year.  Two of the episodes are based on my stories:  'King's Crown' starring Scott Adkins and Michael Jai White and 'Whisky in the Jar' starring Michael Biehn and James Marsters.    Shlockmania says, "Whisky in the Jar is an intriguingly macabre blend of western and supernatural elements anchored by a believably world-weary performance from Michael Biehn."  As well as writing the comic strip, I helped adapt the story for TV.  The episode has an IMDb rating of 7.3.

My Year So Far#3





I took a break from writing about vampires v werewolves and good and psychotic policemen to script Penguins of Madagascar#3, with art by Egle Bartolini.  Published by Titan, it came out end of January.

My Year So Far#2






January also saw the release of Wolf Country#3.  Dustin Cabeal of Comic Bastards in his review says, "The idea of Werewolves vs. Vampires isn’t a new one, so if you’re going to do it you have to make it interesting.  Wolf Country takes this concept and not only adds its own spin, but owns the genre in doing so."  We liked the review so much we put it on the cover :-)

My Year So Far#1



Following on from a True Believers/Eagles award last summer for Best UK Comic, 'GoodCopBadCop' at the turn of the year was named by The Hindu (Indian Daily Newspaper) as one of the Top 10 graphic works published in 2014 in English and Tamil.  Which is kind of terrific.  GoodCopBadCop is a modern crime take on Jekyll and Hyde where the 'good cop' and 'bad cop' is the same person.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


I have some news.


Metal Hurlant Chronicles is going to be aired in the US in April on Syfy. I'm involved in several projects and the Whisky in the Jar trailer is now up. It's about a minute long. Based on a comic script by me and Gerald Parel. Adapted for TV by Guillaume Lubrano and myself. Starring Michael Biehn & James Marsters. To see the trailer in all its teaser glory, clink on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mJR3C9UnB4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

'You're in sales.  You're top of the food chain.  Your whole life - every client detail - is held on your smartphone.  So what happens when someone gets hold of your phone - your contacts - your life?  Someone bad?  Something demonic?'

Out now Food Chain#1 written by me with all-colour art by outstanding newcomer Pete Woods.  If you'd like a copy drop me a line at planetjimbot@gmail.com.  £4.50 will see it delivered to your door.

Wolf Country#2


Out now Wolf Country#2 written by me with art by Will Pickering.  Vampires v Werewolves in a Wild West setting.

Comic Bastards has given Wolf Country a 5 star review.  (Previously I've never had a 5 star review for anything.)   http://comicbastards.com/review-wolf-country-1-2/

The title was also named as one of the Top 10 books at the recent London Super Comic Con.  (Again, I've never been in a Top 10 list - apart from the ones I compile myself - anywhere!)  http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/news/lscc-2014-top-10-books/

If you'd like a look drop me a line at planetjimbot@gmail.com.  Issue 2 sent to your door for £3.50.  Issues 1 & 2 likewise for £6.50.

GoodCopBadCop Casebook#1 written by me, art by Luke Cooper, Garry McLaughlin & Will Pickering with an introduction by John (I am the Man) Wagner.  GoodCopBadCop is a modern crime twist on Jekyll and Hyde were the good cop (who is very good) and the bad cop (who is very bad) is the same person.