Pre-Christmas Retail Fact #1 - Both of Borderline Press’s books: 566 Frames and Zombre - are now available from OK Comics in Leeds and Travelling Man in York, Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester. Hopefully, by the end of today, I hope to add two more retailers to this list.
If you live close to any of these shops please call in and see what other seasonally festive delights they have to offer you!
Zombre Preview #1
Zombre Preview #2
The Tom Box cover for Zombre - out from Borderline Press in November.
Thanks to everybody for the support and kind words over the last couple of weeks!
Borderline Press will hopefully be announcing its provisional 2014 schedule at some point in the next three weeks. We already have a dozen projects lined up between now and December 2014 (but some of them are top secret) and over the next few weeks we hope to ‘sign up’ a few more!
If you know someone who has a project they’re looking to publish or someone looking for a publisher - point them to us and we’ll see if we have a future together. Two of our 2014 projects were just that, someone suggesting to someone else they should be talking to us and everyone involved is now excited about next summer!
There will be at least three Borderline Press contributors at this year’s Caption - http://www.facebook.com/Captioncomicsfest - as well as myself and Zombre editor Will Vigar!
I’ll be at Demon Con 6 - http://www.facebook.com/events/500867396653839/ with Borderline Magazine alumni Mark Emerson.
The Lakes Festival in October - http://www.facebook.com/TheLakesInternationalComicArtFestival, also with Will - but with a few others… AND we might have Dennis Wojda’s 566 Frames back from the printer by this, so it could end up being a bit of a celebration - so you if you’re thinking of doing an Autumn convention, this is the one for you!
Dennis Wojda and Joanna Karpowicz will both be at the Łódź Komiks Festiwal between October 4-6 - http://www.facebook.com/FestiwalKomiksu
All in all - exciting times
Borderline Press needs/wants you!
I have a good friend who fires daft and bizarre ideas at me, because he’s really enthusiastic and I need that at times, especially with the logistics of a new publishing house/company/venture sometimes clouding all the potential good stuff.
It was suggested to me, being completely frank, that Borderline Press wouldn’t be taking a huge financial risk if it put together an anthology book about something that is currently in vogue, but likely to follow the vampire and the dinosaur down Old Hat Lane very soon.
Someone suggested Borderline Press did a Zombie Anthology…
After we laughed, we all kind of went, ‘Hmm, do you know…?’ So now we’re aiming to put it together before October 4.
If you’ve already switched off and are just reading this to the end to see if I say something more interesting to say, then you should move on and I’m sorry to have disturbed your day. If you think this sounds like a laugh … read on…
This is the proposed format -
- 8 pages - maximum.
- Any subject as long as it has a zombie theme. For instance, an artist friend of mine suggested that he could do a story about a man who goes down the shop to buy some tobacco and gets eaten by a zombie and the moral being smoking can kill!
- It can be bleak and apocalyptic, it can be humorous, it can be, as another friend said, surreal.
- It can be anything you can think of as long as it’s as far removed from The Walking Dead or George Romero as possible.
Post-modern zombie is far more preferable to a Romero zombie, unless you have a good and unique angle (or just want to draw someone eating someone else’s face).
Since I drafted this message today there are already fifteen people confirmed for this, including a couple of pros who have worked for DC, 2000AD and a number of other well known publications, so… we’re still looking but it’s getting tight!
If you are interested, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll forward your mail onto Will Vigar - the anthology editor!