Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Dogbreath 30/'Tremor Wings'


 

A shout out for Dogbreath#30, which features Tremor Wings written by me, drawn by Barry Renshaw and starring Johnny Alpha, Wulf Sternhammer and the Gronk (I mean, come on if I get the opportunity to write a Strontium Dog I'm not going to miss out on using the Gronk). Johnny and co try to sort out the differences between the towns of Homely and Homely-2, but things don't go quite to plan (they never do). Beware the Tremor Wings!
 
You can order a copy here: http://www.futurequake.co.uk/shop.php

Saturday, August 08, 2015

MegaCon 2015


The next leg in my never-ending quest to champion the finest Planet Jimbot has to offer finds me in Carlisle for the MegaCon on Sat 15th Aug. Time is 12-7pm. Location is Richard Rose Central Academy, Edgehill Road, Carlisle CA1 3SL. It's a really nice location. Very spacious and light. MegaCon put a lot of work in making it an immersive experience. There are a lots of things happening on the day - cosplay, workshops, X-Wing and trading card tournaments – and wrestling.


The only one of these I'm definitely participating in is a writer's workshop, which I'll be taking at 1pm. I'm trying a different tack this year with: '99 easy steps to creating a comic'. It'll be brainstorming all the way, where we start with an empty whiteboard and we'll see where this gets us in the end. I intend to cover absolutely everything that goes into creating and self-publishing a comic book - starting with the initial story idea and ending with getting the book out there in front of an unsuspecting but hopefully appreciative world. Audience participation is not only welcome but positively encouraged!

I'll be there all day selling, signing and discussing GoodCopBadCop, Wolf Country, Amongst the Stars, Amazing & Fantastic Tales, Food Chain and our brand new super-hero comic book 'App-1'. Tickets on sale at the door. People of Carlisle I hope to see you on the day.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

App1#1




Planet Jimbot has a new book out; a super-hero comic with a difference. I know you've probably heard this a thousand times before, but...


In a world overrun by terror, despair and monsters, 3 kids cling on to the belief that there once existed a champion of good, a super-hero now gone and all but forgotten. Despite the dangers and sheer hopelessness of the situation, they decide to go in search of the super-hero known as App-1.

App-1 is a fun, family friendly series with I'd say - in terms of content - Dr Who sensibilities. The reader is taken through three different time periods (the Present, the Recent Past and the Past). Discover how all three stories are connected as we ask the question, how can a world protected by a super-hero at the height of his powers end up being taken over by monsters known as Bogeys?!

The book is written by Jim Alexander (Samurai Jack, Penguins of Madagascar) with stunning art by Eva Holder (Bad Tooth), Conor Boyle (Dead Roots) & iella (The Ugly Duckling). 

App-1 is available to buy now at the Planet Jimbot shop:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/241056959/app-11

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'.