Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Orang Utan Comics Swings Into Action!

I may have been a little quiet over the past couple of weeks, but that doesn't mean I haven't been doing anything, On the contrary, I've been incredibly busy preparing for the launch of Orang Utan Comics at the Bristol Comic Expo in May.

Firstly, we're pleased to announce the creation of the official Orang Utan Comics website, which you will find here. Not only can you find out more about Orang Utan Comics, the creative staff and the projects that we're working on, but you can also join our Forum and talk to us! Yay!

Secondly, we're making great progress on all three of our current projects; Eleventh Hour, The Young Gods and The Intergalactic Adventures of Slam Ridley.

The pencils for Eleventh Hour are now complete, and so are most of the inks, and we're making good progress on the lettering too. This means that the book is well on schedule to be ready for the launch at the Bristol Expo. Eleventh Hour showcases the talents of many of the talented people currently working with Orang Utan Comics. The anthology includes stories written by both Peter Rogers and Ian Sharman, and illustrted by Azim Akberali, Randy Valiente, Nuno Nobre and Tom Walsh.

The Intergalactic Adventures of Slam Ridley has gained a new penciler...or, rather, an old one! We're excited to be able to announce the return of Paul Ridgon to the penciling duties on Slam Ridley. Paul recently took a short break from working on comics but now he's back and more fired up than ever. His new character designs look stunning and we'll be previewing the art at the Bristol Expo.

On the subject of pencilers, the long search for a penciller for The Young Gods seems to finally be over. Italian artist Alessio Nocerino has just agreed to take on the both the penciling and inking duties on the book. Again, we're hoping to be able to preview the art at the Bristol Expo.

Lastly, but by no means leastly, it gives me very great pleasure to announce that Orang Utan Comics will be hosting the film night at this year's Bristol Comic Expo. We'll hopefully be announcing the programme for the evning soon, but I can tell you that we've got some pretty cool things lined up!

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