Friday, 29 June 2012

Meet the Exhibitors - Rol Hirst

Rol Hirst has been writing small press comics for 20 (gulp) years. He was a prominent member of the early 90s scene with his long-running comic The Jock (in collaboration with a number of artists, mostly the amazing Nigel Lowrey). Other books he released back then included Slick 'n' His Conscience (with Adrian Bamforth), My Legendary Girlfriend and Escape Committee (both with Dave Metcalfe). He returned to the scene in the 21st Century with his anthology book PJANG (People Just Ain't No Good), working with a number of his former collaborators, plus other giants of the small press world, including Andrew Cheverton, Kelvin Green, Tony McGee, Chris Askham, Ryan Taylor... and some bloke called Rainey

He's currently producing Too Much Sex & Violence, a new ongoing comic set in the bizarre, corrupt, depraved and freak-infested northern seaside town of Fathomsby. It's drawn by everybody above, plus some other talented fools Rol has been able to blackmail. Some people appear to like it...

"...gloriously depraved..." (Gary Erskine: Hellblazer, The Filth, Dan Dare)

"...a freakshow you can't take your eyes off..." (Richard Bruton: Forbidden Planet)

"Reminds me of Gary Spencer Millidge's Strangehaven on a bad drug trip!" (Selina Lock: The Girly Comic)

"Far more entertaining than 98% of today's TV. It should be a movie!" (Dave Taylor: Batman - Death By Design.)

"You should definitely buy it - there's nothing like this out there at all." (Jane Habgood: MOMBCast)

Rol will be sharing a table with Rob Wells (with whom he's currently working on another new book - Department Of The Peculiar) and he'll have loads of copies of Too Much Sex & Violence plus a few leftover PJANGs for sale. No old Jocks though, sorry.

For a full list of exhibitors so far please go here.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Meet The Exhibitors - William Axtell

Among the MKomix Comic Fair exhibitors confirmed so far is William Axtell. William produces a comic called Demon Gate the first three issues of which will be available at the event on July 19th. To see more of his work, please visit his Facebook Art Page here.

Watch this space for more details of the exhibitors as the fair approaches.

Friday, 22 June 2012

MKomix Exhibitors

I'm delighted to announce the exhibitors taking part in MKomix Comic Fair and whose work you will be able to view and buy at the event. I am especially pleased by the range of creators and comics that will be available at the fair.

Paul Rainey
Rob Jackson
Rol Hirst
Andrew Cheverton
Jade Sarson
Ralph Kidson
Rob Wells
Emily Brady
Peet Clack
Suzanna Raymond
David Ballie
Aisza Sowa
Decadence Comics
Jay Eales and Selina Lock
William Axtell
Sean Azzopardi
Karen Rubins
Amy Letts
John Maybury
Jon Scrivens
Ash Pure
Dan Lester
Ricky Miller
Richy K Chandler
Steve Collier
Laura Watton-Davies

Between now and the fair taking place on July 19th, I will be posting more detail here about each of the comic creators exhibiting.