ComicScene are to launch a hardback annual for Christmas 2021. The Pre Order Crowdfunder campaign begins in August or you can get it as part of your monthly subscription to our new Comic Club here. Sign up for the latest ComicScene Annual 2021 updates here.
The Annual will feature all new stories or spin off stories from established characters and indie comics you may know from over twenty creative teams. Behind a Charlie Gillespie Cover stories include NPCTea by Sarah Millman, Mahoneys by Richard Carrington and Brian Dawson, Girl-Knight by JGV, The Hoax by Samuel George London and Dan Butcher, Shaman Kane by David Broughton, Moon by Dan Thompson and Steve Penfold, Captain Commando by Colin Maxwell, Geek Girl by Sam Johnson, Mandy the Monster Hunter by Matt Warner and Mark Adams, Harker by Roger Gibson and Vincent Danks, Alex Automatic by Fraser Campbell and James Corcoran , WESTERNoir by Gary Crutchley and Dave West, Fathers Day by Michael Powell and Phil Elliot, Trip of A Lifetime by Peter Gouldson and Luke Haynes, Neil Lithic and Tim by Alan Holloway and Ed Doyle, Gone Viral based on a story by Corbin Webb, Dick Turpin by Steve Tanner and Roland Bird, Captain Cosmic by Andy W Clift and more plus a Corker Comic supplement with cover by John Farrelly and content including James Wilkins Deja Who, Captain Wonder and Whackoman by Marc Jackson!
Publisher Tony Foster explains, “We ran some strips in ComicScene Magazine like Captain Cosmic, Milford Green and Flintlock. People loved them but some may have read them before. Readers said they’d be more interested in a dedicated publication with all new strips.”
“I had a chat with Steve Tanner at Time Bomb Comics about the idea of doing all new short stories featuring creator owned characters from successful kickstarters or indie titles. We thought about an initial hitlist of people worth approaching. Thankfully most said yes.”
“The brief was to do a spin off or short story featuring well known characters like Captain Cosmic, Dick Turpin or Shaman Kane for an ‘event’ book. The ComicScene Annual 2021 will be available in November, just in time for Christmas.”
“Working as a collective I hope people will get a good read and creators get a return on their work without the added pressure of running a kickstarter. They get the opportunity to play to their strengths and create something great. Fans of their characters get a bonus story and may discover something new to enjoy too.”
Expect more details and content of the ComicScene Annual 2021 over the next couple of weeks.