Monday 31 August 2015

Body Work Issue #3 Out September 16th

Issue #3
"Patient Zero"
Available 16th September

Monday 24 August 2015

Czech Covers

The Czech Cover.... I think.

I think it's fair to say that this is the most batshit insane covers so far, good, but totally batshit insane.

Monday 17 August 2015

Body Work Issue #2 Out on Wednesday

Issue #2 of Body Work

Out on Wednesday afternoon at all good comic book stores, at least it better be...

Also available on pre-order at Forbidden Planet.

Also also available for Indle from Amazon UK, Amazon US and Amazon Germany

And not forgetting Comixology!

Tuesday 11 August 2015

Body Work Issue #2 Pre-Orders

Forbidden Planet, shop of a thousand surprises, is now offering pre-orders on Issue #2 of the Body Work comic. The webpage is here.

Meanwhile Titan has ordered  a second story from Andrew, Lee, Luis and I - first issue to be released in Spring 2016.

Titled NIGHT WITCH it's set between Foxglove Summer and upcoming The Hanging Tree. It will be five issues long with a bound trade to follow at the end of the run. 

A third five issue story has also been agreed but we don't have a title for that one yet. This will probably feature a different artist so Lee can have a rest.

Friday 7 August 2015

Fingerhut-Sommer - German Release August 21st 2015

Der fünfte Band: Schwarzer Humor trifft auf schwarze Magie

Obwohl sich Police Constable Peter Grant schon unwohl fühlt, wenn er Londons Skyline auch nur ein paar Kilometer weit hinter sich lässt, wird er jetzt in die tiefste Provinz geschickt: in einen kleinen Ort in Herefordshire - wo sich Fuchs, Hase und der Dorfpolizist Gute Nacht sagen. Aber es werden zwei Kinder vermisst, und ihr Verschwinden erfolgte womöglich unter magischen Umständen. Also muss Peter notgedrungen sein angestammtes Biotop verlassen. Mit der Flusstochter Beverley Brook begibt er sich mutig nach Westen, hinein ins ländliche England ...

The DTV page is here...

Monday 3 August 2015

The Swedish Itinerary

Wednesday 5th August

19.00: English Bookshop, Uppsala
A reading and signing at the English Bookshop, Uppsala.

Thursday 6th August

17:00: SF-Bokhandeln
Panel and signing at SF-Bokhandeln (the SF Bookstore) in Stockholm.

Friday 7th August

21:00: Klostersalen: Guest of Honour interview.
Ben Aaronovitch, Marianna Leikomaa

Saturday 8th August

13.00: Klostersalen, panel: Telling stories in different media.
 Ben Aaronovitch, Jessica Elgenstierna (mod), Alexander Hallberg, Thomas Årnfelt, Tobias Bodlund A discussion about the differences and similarities of storytelling and of telling stories in books, games, comics and TV.

15.00: Jupiter: Kaffeklatsch med Ben Aaronovitch 
Limited number of participants. Sign up sheet in Registration.

19.00: Klostersalen, panel: Point of view 
Ben Aaronovitch, Linnéa Anglemark, Eva Holmquist, Flemming Rasch (mod), Johan Frick, Marcus Olausson How does the choice of point of view influence the reading and writing of a story? Why is a certain pov chosen? What effects are intended? What are the advantages and disadvantages for the reader and writer? Are there any special pov:s in genre literature, e g to tell a story from the point of view of an alien, or when you have to invent and present an imagined world?

Sunday 9th August

11.00: Jupiter, Group discussion: Mixing your genres for fun and profit.

13.00, Klostersalen: Animating locations.
Ben Aaronovitch, Kristina Hård, Jenny Milewski, Johan Jönsson (mod)
Many authors write about a place that they and perhaps also the readers know well, but although it is a common place it is given a “soul” or a specific personality. How do you as author give an ordinary place these properties?
Will some places work better than others - London is often used? Are there any places that are harder/impossible to animate? Do you have any examples of successful animations? Examples in addition to the participating authors: Neil Gaiman, Paul Cornell, Nene Ormes.

16.00, Klostersalen, panel: Three authors, three countries, three cultures.
Madeline Ashby, Ben Aaronovitch, Kristina Hård, Patrik Centerwall (mod) What is it like to be an author in Canada, UK and Sweden? How do the conditions differ, especially for writers of sf and fantasy? How is genre literature looked upon in the different countries? Is it becoming more or less appreciated, by the public and critics?