Thursday, March 06, 2014

Quick updates

Why, hello there. It's been a while, but I have news. In an appropriate flash format. Thar she blows:

- Magic of Myths was chosen as a highlight book for the Comics should be good blog for its Month of African-American Comics. (Yes, we're aware it's a mild misnomer given neither Sergio nor I are African American, but the column stated that black people from across the globe were eligible, and the mirror didn't hold any surprises for me the last time I looked in it, barring a few more grey hairs, so...)

Naturally we're delighted to have been picked among the many, many entries and the columnist, Brian Cronin, had lots of kind things to say about the series:
"In this series, Brotherson does a strong job with the concept of myths, especially modern myths, like the ones that we make up about ourselves and our lives. Are they any less powerful than the ancient myths? I suppose we will find out as the series continues. 
"Calvet’s work evokes a nice Kirby-esque feel to it that lends the comic a good deal of charm. (...) This is an engaging series with charming artwork from the main artist. I hope to see more of Eve’s heroic journey in the future."
So we're happy bunnies indeed. Read more here: http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2014/02/11/month-of-african-american-comics-magic-of-myths-seasons-1-2/ 

- We've also announced a new Magic of Myths book, called Magic of Myths: Faerie. This is to help fill the gap of Magic of Myths: season three's delay (sorry). The story will be revealed in due time, but it involves William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream... 
 
An artwork preview fresh from Sergio's drawing table? Sure, why not:


- After January's (seemingly successful) guest teaching slot at a Birmingham junior school, I've just been asked to do another in a secondary school, this time on creating comic books. Very cool. Also, scary. But mostly cool. Should be a lot of fun.

- A secret project I'm currently putting together is progressing. After a friend and very well respected creator/editor made a few edits/suggestions, it's time for a re-write. Which is exciting - it frames the story in a new, refreshing way. Hoping to have something to actually *give* - yes, give - to you come San Diego Comic-Con...

- Oh, yes, San Diego Comic-Con. We (myself and Clockwork Watch creator Yomi Ayeni) have been accepted once again to grace their wonderful, busy halls. Which is bloody amazing as it seems even those who have attended a couple times haven't got in this year. We may even get a panel. We're super grateful. Hopefully we can drag our super talented artist friend, Jennie Gyllblad, along with us.

- Zombie anthology Dead Roots is on the verge of release [which includes my story 'Black, White and Red (All Over)' - drawn and lettered by the talented Andy W Clift and Mike Stock, respectively] , with a launch party set for 22nd March at the Coach and Horses on Great Marlborough Street. Come on down for book signings and drinks! 

That's it for now. More to come soon. Promise.

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