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SPACE WARP UPDATE: SF1

SPACE WARP UPDATE: SF1

This is ADE HUGHES title page for SF1. Combined with his designs for the characters and other comic action pages that I’ve seen, Ade is definitely the right artist for this future war group saga featuring a team of humans, aliens, and robots fighting a sinister enemy and giant bacteria on Crater (the planet formerly known as Earth).

SPACE WARP UPDATE: FUTANT

SPACE WARP UPDATE: FUTANT

This is Page One from FUTANT. It’s a nickname for Future Mutants. However the Futants’ critics who hate and fear them also refer to these super-powered beings as F*cking Mutants! So it can have two meanings…

SPACE WARP UPDATE: HELLBREAKER

SPACE WARP UPDATE: HELLBREAKER

Two images of De La Rue, the Infernal, from Hellbreaker by Ian Ashcroft are shown below. Ian also submitted a great action page of De La Rue up against the cops who have been specially assigned to take the Hellbreaker down. I’ve always been so impressed by Ian’s comic art so I was thrilled that he wanted to draw Hellbreaker. As you can see, he’s cracked it!

SPACE WARP: STATE OF PLAY

SPACE WARP: STATE OF PLAY

A quick update of where we’re at on Space Warp. I’m working on the final draft of Hellbreaker this week, then all six stories will be ready. Two are currently assigned, so I’ve four stories still looking for an artist!
On submissions, there are some styles to avoid which I’ve mentioned before, but it bears repeating.

THE NON-ROYAL ROYALTIES

THE NON-ROYAL ROYALTIES

There’s been an incredible response to my post about the far from royal royalties on ‘The Crown Jewels’ – the Slaine Horned God series that launched the 2000AD Hachette Ultimate editions.
7,000 reads is an astonishing figure! It compares with several hundred reads that I normally receive on my posts.

SPACE WARP VIDEO DIARIES 3

SPACE WARP VIDEO DIARIES 3

     Read more... Buy now Read more... Buy now Read more... Buy now SPACE WARP May 2019 © Pat Mills SPACE WARP VIDEO DIARIES – 3   The unveiling of first Xecutioners art by Gareth Sleightholme! https://youtu.be/yi5w5jKu9hwGetting ready to work on the final draft...

WHAT PRICE THE ‘CROWN JEWELS’? £129!

WHAT PRICE THE ‘CROWN JEWELS’? £129!

You may have seen from my Space Warp posts that my future one-shot comic has two broad objectives:

First, to encourage new talent and second, to prove the viability of a proper copyright deal based on the French comics industry standard (the best in the world). As opposed to the archaic British ‘all rights’ model, which has nearly destroyed British adventure comics and continues to harm the industry by not attracting or retaining top talent, or encouraging creators to give of their very best. As a result, as several comic readers have described it recently, ‘Comics are eating themselves.’

THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED

THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED

The debate about intellectual property rights in comics is never going to go away. Currently, creators are just work for hire and receive pitifully low or zero royalties. This dated system caused mainstream British comics to almost disappear, while French comics – with a proper rights deal – are Number Two in the world.

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