So yeah, as you may have read, we launched the almighty fuck out of issue 5 ‘Fad Deity’ at the Cardiff Con, and now dear reader you can grab it from our Issues section! And what’s more, you can now pre-order issue 6 which will be landing in about four months time! And you can order Neil Alexander’s wicked issue 4 variant cover! This is clearly too exciting, and I can’t breathe! *gasps*
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Thought we’d give you a nice little update.
Dan is over halfway through the arty-bollocks for issue 5, and Jim and Kris are gearing up for an intense February colouring-fest to get the book ready for the Cardiff International Comic Expo on March 2nd. Can we do it in time? Of course we can! We hope! Oh shit! I’m actually cacking myself in fear of trying to complete the book. But hey! It’ll get done. Probably. Eep.
Also, we could REALLY use your readers letters for issue 5. Submit ‘em here!
Backtracking from issue 5, we also have the new reprint cover of issue 4 – this will be used on the next print-run in a month or two. Art by the delightful Neil!
And finally, Team Scannon blistered their way across the pages of the Argus newspaper in Cardiff, as Dan and Kris braved the snow to help take part in a comic production workshop and Q&A, hosted by Cardiff Library. Working alongside legendary artist Mike Collins, and almost-legendary-give-him-a-few-years Joe Glass, the event was fun and informative!
Article team photo by KIRSTY WINSKILL, that’s who!
That’s it for now!
Team Scannon showed up at the one-day event at the Mercure Hotel in Cardiff on Sunday 4th Nov to shill their wares, and a good day was had by all! We had the chance to meet many of the current Lou readership (thanks for the kudos everyone!), and get some new readers on-board too! We came away with just a few books left of issues 1 and 3, so we’ll be getting more printed of those ready for Thought Bubble. The Cardiff Expo was a brilliant event, smoothly run, with great guests, exhibitors and attendees all around. We’ve already signed up for the next one in March 2013!
Yep – Lou Scannon has hit the Midlands! The book is now on sale at ‘Computers & Comics’ (http://computersandcomics.com)!
Somewhat embarrasingly, as we write this post they’ve already just about sold out. But more copies will be on their way soon!
Also – Computers and Comics have also reviewed books 1 thru 4 as well! Check that out here - http://computersandcomics.com/
Yep, you read rightly. Issues 1 through 4 are all now available and in-stock at Fish 4 Comics in Cardiff (just off the Gabalfa roundabout) and also at Forbidden Planet Cardiff (opposite the castle). Just thought we’d let you know!
Kris attended the Wales Comic Con in Wrexham recently, and amidst scaring 6-year old children with the cover for issue 2, and going all fanboy in front of the Red Dwarf cast, he also managed to get filmed slightly for S4C! That’s the Welsh version of channel 4 don’tchaknow. Lou managed to make it on screen for about a nano-second, followed by another nano-second of one of Kris’ Red Dwarf sketches (that he later sold – get in!).
Anyways, here’s a link to the video – apologies for the audio, but unless you’re fluent in Welsh, you wouldn’t understand it anyway.
Issue 4 also got reviewed again on Down The Tubes – click here for another nice review of the book!
The next convention the Scannon Crew are attending will be the one-day Cardiff Comic Con mini event on November 4th, and following that we’ll also be at Leeds for the Thought Bubble convention, 16th – 18th November. Feel free to swing by and say hi!
It’s also worth noting that we’re down to our last 20 or so copies of issue 1 and 3, so if you want to grab any of these editions, then swing on by our Issues section and dive on in. Christmas is approaching… just sayin’.
Oh, and we’re accepting any and all letter submissions for issue 5, if you so fancy. Click the link up there, near the graphic of Lou. Go on.
With Issue 4 due back from the printers literally ANY SECOND NOW, we thought it’d be a good time to pull together some recent reviews of the books!
First of all, we’ve a review of issues 1 thru 4 at Fanboy Comics. Fair to say it’s not our most glowing review, but it is fairly positive.
Next up, again reviewing all issues to date, is Geek Syndicate. Happy to say we fared somewhat better here!
And last but certainly not least, Comics Anonymous have perused issue 4 and given it the once over – and thankfully it has not been found wanting!