Thursday, June 21, 2007

Eleventh Hour #1 - Out Now!!!!!

The waiting is over!

The comic book event of the century has finally arrived!

Eleventh Hour #1 is now available to buy both on and offline.

Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of comic book history - the first ever comic book from Orang Utan Comics!

Featuring tales of vampire hunters and their prey, condemned prisoners returned from the afterlife, apocalyptic fish suppers and superhuman teenagers kicking @$$! Lovingly scripted by Peter Rogers and Ian Sharman, painstakingly etched by awe inspiring artists from across the globe - including Nuno Nobre, Azim Akberali, Tom Walsh and Randy Valiente. Lovingly wrapped in the sublime cover art stylings of 2000AD's very own John Charles.

Head on over to the brand new Orang Utan Comics online store and order your copy now!

Alternatively, if you live in the Maidstone area, you can pop into The Grinning Demon comic shop on the high street and pick up a copy.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Slam Ridley Welcomes Simon Wyatt!

Well, there's good news and bad news for Slam Ridley fans today.

The bad news is that after much deliberation between Pete and myself, we've decided to let Paul Ridgon go from the Slam Ridley team. Paul is an amazing artist, and we're sorry to see him go, but we both felt that it was time to find someone more reliable to work on the book. We both wish Paul the best and recognise that, without him, the book simply wouldn't be what it is today (several months late...kidding...couldn't resist that one...heh...).

The good news is that we're very pleased to announce new series artist Simon Wyatt!

Simon first got in touch with us via comicspace, and we met up with him at Bristol this year. He's currently working on a six page story for Eleventh Hour #2. Danick and the Dragon is a short fantasy story written by myself, and, as you can see above, his work in this is outstanding:

Simon's recent pin-up of Ethal Nuargi from The Intergalactic Adventures of Slam Ridley initially started us thinking that he might be right for the book but his gorgeous pencils for Danick and the Dragon sealed the deal for Pete and I and we both immediately concluded that we'd found the perfect replacement for Paul.
Simon will be finishing up on Danick and the Dragon in the next few days, and then he'll be moving on to work on Slam, so hopefully we'll have something to show you soon!