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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:15:39
Giant Days 6 out... TODAY!

In comic shops and via Comixology (if it’s not there right this second, it will be later today), Giant Days issue six is the most MAGENTA comic on the stands. 100% M you guys.

This is Lissa Treiman’s final issue on art duties (though she’ll still be providing covers) and I want to say a very special thank you to her for making this collaboration constantly rewarding. She’s an amazing artist and I can’t wait to see what she does next. 

Issue seven is out in October, with another art genius taking the helm. I’ve seen the pages and OH BOY - they’re real, and they’re spectacular.

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:47:20
Original Giant Days, Appearances, Tackleford Wikia

ITEM! If you’ve enjoyed the Giant Days comics from Boom!Box but never seem my original three-part series detailing the girls’ first week in Sheffield, they’re all still available! In the UK, get them here, everywhere else, get them here! It’s not elitist to be a completist.*

ITEM! I have lined up personal appearances in September, October and November. See you at Derry Comic City Festival, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, and Thought Bubble in Leeds. At LICAF I’ll be drawing a whole comic in 24 hours, a task so ill-suited to my constitution that there’s a good chance I’ll die trying.

ITEM! A body of hardworking fans has begun to put together the ultimate guide to Tackleford, which is good because I don’t remember very much about the comics I’ve made. I have quite a weak mind. It’s already very impressive, and you can contribute too if you wish! The Tackleford Wikia has already saved me from embarrassing errors several times and it could save you too (though this is less likely.)

* I don’t know what I mean by this

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 22:26:26
Murder She Writes at Topatoco

As promised, a quick note to say that you can get Murder She Writes at Topatoco again - it’s in packs with THAT and the original 3-issue run of Giant Days. Thank you for your interest!

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:07:34
Back in print. Back in your hearts.

ITEM! I have reprinted Murder She Writes, my fan-favourite 40-page Charlotte & Shelley team-up story from 2012. You can get it from me in the UK here and it should soon be back in stock soon at Topatoco if you’re anywhere else or you don’t want it personalised (I will keep you posted). 

ITEM! In equally exciting reprint news, if you missed Giant Days 1 or 2 from Boom Studios, they’re now available in one, combined edition, for the low low price of $3.99 at your local comic shop. Entitled the Orientation Edition, it has a new cover by me, JOLTING JOHN ALLISON.

ITEM! In case the news passed you by, Giant Days has been extended from six to twelve issues. Thank you so very much for your support of the series. It’s been an equal thrill to hear from longtime readers who’ve enjoyed it and new readers who are picking it up for the first time, drawn in by the siren song of the art by LAUDABLE LISSA TREIMAN. I know that it’s been selling out after a few days in many shops, so put in a standing order to make sure you don’t miss it.

ITEM! Bad Machinery book 4, The Case Of The Lonely One, is out in October - more news very soon.


Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:45:00
Giant Days issue 4 out tomorrow

Giant Days issue 4 is out out now from all good comic shops. See a preview at Comics Alliance! UPDATE! It’s up on Comixology now too.


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September 12-13th - ComicCity Festival, Derry, N. Ireland

October 16-18th - Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Kendal, UK

November 14-15th - Thought Bubble Festival, Leeds, UK

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