The event is taking place at Quarry Park in the heart of scenic Shrewsbury featuring a wealth of artistic talent. However the best thing about this con is that entry is completely FREE! So whether you want to pop in for an hour or make a weekend of it make sure you head on down!
Independent comic book stores don’t get much more independent than Deadhead comics Edinburgh. We had e-mailed the store before recently taking a trip to Edinburgh in regards to stocking our comic in the store. After a brief reply stating that; yes they would be interested pending a brief look through the comic.
The e-mail was signed off by Gafin. After a small amount of research we found this to be the infamous Gafin Austin who, amongst other things was the inspiration for Dylan Moran’s portrayal of Bernard Black in the sitcom Black Books. Needless to say we were trepidatious of approaching Gafin after reading online tales of his ravings at customers. What if he thought our comic was shit and didn’t mind letting us know about it?
We found the shop on West Nicholson Street relatively easy. Two men stood smoking outside and we walked into an empty shop. A head poked in from outside and turned the shop light on for us as we continued to browse the store to the sounds of The Stranglers and Hawkwind. The shelves were stocked with a healthy mixture of new and classic commercial comics alongside small print independent titles and not a Pop Vinyl in sight to take up valuable shelf space.
Eventually we were greeted by by Gafin whom we nervously approached ready to hold up our e-mail from him lest he be angered by our audacity to solicit him into stocking our work. We were pleasantly shocked however to find him approach us with a giddy enthusiasm and a genuine interest that is rare to find amongst comic store staff. He was more than happy to take all the books we had with us and was happy to trade copies of our comic for his own stock. He was a massive help in recommending which Scottish cons to attend as well as which other cities also had thriving independent comics scenes.
If you’re a comic fan and should find yourself in Edinburgh be sure to pay Gafin a visit at Deadhead Comics.
Frisson Comics are planning on putting out a horror themed zine and are looking for artists of all mediums, abilities, ages etc to contribute. It’s going to be in a5 black and white and the cost of printing will be totally covered by us.
The plan is to sell them cheaply, just making enough money from them to cover the cost of printing and distribution. All submissions will be fully credited in the zine and we will happily put any and all links to your Facebook, Instagram, WordPress etc.
We are very keen to help showcase talent and provide people with a chance to help develop the horror fiction scene in the Liverpool and Northwest area which is why we are trying to focus on local artists.
We will be taking the finished products to several comic conventions both in and out of the U.K. In the hopes to provide some good exposure and promotion for everyone involved.
Submissions can be in the forms of comics, art, illustration, film reviews, articles, prose fiction or poetry. It can be an excerpt of a larger work you are working on or an existing work you would like to promote. If we get enough submissions we could potentially release one monthly or bi-monthly and could feature any work being currently crowd funded and provide links etc. Just bear in mind it will be black and white and a5 in size.
The only criteria we are imposing is that it be (loosely at least) horror themed and that it is original artwork, as the tables at some conventions expressly forbid us from selling fan art! Also we recommend it be between 1 and 3 pages long but we are willing to be flexible on that depending on number of submissions etc.
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com
Thank you if you read this far! Hope to hear from some of you guys.
Tom and Katie x
After being away for a while, and after a successful, but stressful Kickstarter campaign we are delighted to announce that we have sent off Take Only Photographs, Leave Only Footprints for publishing (complete with ISBN)! We have been estimated 5-6 working days before we get the physical copies returned to us. Then it is just a matter of completing the sketches for the people who ordered the premium bundle before we can finally get them out to people. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.
For anyone interested we are going to be running a table at Manchester film and comic Con on the 21st and the 22nd of May at EventCity in Trafford park to promote our Kickstarter. We will also be selling art prints and jewellery by Katie and also some by the massively talented Rebecca Taylor! Hope to see some of you there plus free hugs for anyone backing our campaign!
We are now one week into our Kickstarter campaign and it has been one of the most nerve wracking and exciting times of our lives. We weren’t sure how people would react to our project and having it go unnoticed by the online community was a very real possibility. However we are thrilled to see our project over two thirds funded over a terrific first week and extend our love and gratitude to all the friends and strangers who have pledged to make this project a reality.
Meanwhile here is a sneak peek at some of the pre-coloured inking that will make up the final 70 page graphic novel;
We still have 13 out of 20 of our premium packages for those backing £20 or more to our Kickstarter campaign. The package includes a PDF copy of the finished graphic novel, a high quality printed physical copy and best of all; a custom A5 sketch by Katie, just for you and of absolutely anything you would like! Katie is especially good at character, animal and creature art and below are some examples of her work to give those who have already backed, and those perhaps thinking of it, a flavour of what they can expect.
For more of Katie’s artwork visit her blog!
What a pleasure it was for us to wake up this morning to find that our Kickstarter was already 32% percent funded with most of the backers opting for the highest tier of funding to get the PDF version of the finished copy, a high quality printed physical copy AND a custom A5 Illustration by Frisson Comics’ very own Katie Whittle. Thanks to anyone and everyone who backed us we love you all!
We have just launched our very first Kickstarter to fund the publication of our very first graphic novel. It is written by Tom Smith and drawn by Katie Whittle and tells the story of a young couple who encounter horrors from the sea and learn what it is to pay the price for disrespecting nature. You can view the project, or even back it if you like here