Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The plans for Bristol are afoot...

So, the past few weeks I’ve been having chats with the organisers of the Brisol Comic Expo. And then, after a few agreements were made, this press release entered inboxes across the globe:

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PRESS RELEASE FOR BRISTOL COMIC EXPO!
We are once again teaming up with one of our favorite publishers to create on totally new promotion at the Convention!
We are dedicating Saturday afternoon at the Ramada Park Suite to present a very special multi title EXpo EXclusive launch with short presentations from the creative teams and signings plus art show…..
Full details will be announced soon on the website www.bristolexpo.co.uk
But here we give an EXpo EXclusive Sneak Peek!
1.45pm MARKOSIA and Friends SHOWCASE
Comic Expo Bristol is very excited to be presenting a brand new format to introduce attendees to the World Of Markosia!
We present FIVE new titles with their creators including 3 Convention-only Hard Back Special Editions that will NOT be available in stores for a dedicated signing session
Plus our friends CLOCKWORK WATCH will be joining us for this very special event! EXpo EXclusive Selected Original Art display featuring Valia Kapadai’s While Knuckle
1.45pm - doors open with an introduction from Publisher Harry Markos 
2pm - WHITE KNUCKLE
2.25pm - HYPERGIRL & Hero 9 to 5 sequel
2.50pm - SLEEZE CASTLE ETCETERA
THE inCOMPLETE FINAL CUT
3.15pm - SIGNINGS ALL TITLES 
4pm - CLOCKWORK WATCH
 
THE EXPO SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION!
4.30pm pm BAYOU ARCANA
Followed by a final all title signing session
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If you've been keeping up with this blog you'll have noticed that this showcase actually has two projects I've worked on - Bayou Arcana and Clockwork Watch. Which in turn means I'll be on two panel talks and two tables. Busy times! But looking forward to it.

So if you're attending Bristol, be sure to swing by the Markosia and Friends Showcase and say hi!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Bayou Arcana news

As Bayou Arcana creeps closer to it’s May release, some news and a very short preview for you.

First up, if you’ve not pre-ordered your copy of Bayou Arcana: Songs of Loss and Redemption then you can now, either from places like Amazon or if you pre-order directly from our publisher Markosia before 1 April you’ll get a £3 discount off its £14.99 cover price.

Also, today Bayou Arcana supremo Jimmy Pearson and a few other creators from the anthology, including myself, will be on a panel at Blackwells bookshop in Charring Cross, London. We’ll be with other authors and filmmakers discussing Gothic literature and the genre of Southern Gothic, so if you’re in the area feel free to pop in – we’ll be there from 6pm until 8ish.

Oh, and I suppose you’ll want a short preview of Irons in the Fire from Bayou Arcana, illustrated by the ever-excellent Jennie Gyllblad and written by me? Ok… just a small one...