As if London hosting the Olympic Games isn’t enough, this year also sees the first London Super Comic Convention on February 25th & 26th. Well alright, I know it probably doesn’t have quite the same status, but all the same, it’s good to see a major new event reflecting the resurgence in comics interest generally.
2012 looks set to be a good year for new comics and graphic albums, with the new Strip Magazine leading the way. Launched last October by Print Media Productions, Strip Magazine is described by the Publishers as ‘an adventure anthology comic featuring some great art and stories from some brilliant creators, including PJ Holden, John McCrea, Michael Penick, John Ridgway and many more!’
It doesn’t end there either, as comic artist Tim Perkins recently published the first of his graphic novel series, Worlds End, Volume 1, The Riders on the Storm. Described as a ‘Science Fusion’ concept, Worlds End combines science-fiction and fantasy in an ‘all-ages friendly’ adventure.
Good luck to everyone concerned with these and other forthcoming publishing projects, onwards and upwards!