Next stop: Glasgow Comic Con!

We’re delighted to tell you that we will be at Glasgow Comic Con on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July!!

This will be our first trip to Glasgow Con – track record suggests it’ll be a really lively event with a great line-up of guests and some exciting small press and indie comics to pick up too. This year’s guests include Emma Beeby (CROSS, 2000AD), Karrie Fransman, Tanya Roberts, John Wagner, John Higgins and some chap called Mark Millar…

In our cupboard of books this time: we will have some copies of On Dangerous Ground, published by the National Trust for Scotland and featuring artwork by Conor Boyle. It’s a graphic novel of the Battle of Bannockburn and it’s a rip-roaring read. AND it has pages in 3D!!

We’ll also have copies of political anthology CROSS, the inimitable Sentient Zombie Space Pigs and our most recent “small town weirdness” anthology Disconnected 3.

So come and find us…. On Saturday, we’ll be at the Renfield (the cosplay hub) and on Sunday we’ll be in the Art School. Tweet us @DisconnectedPrs if you can’t find us!!

GCC Guests

We’re off to Wonderlands! And someone’s got a new comic out!

wonderlandsWe’re back on the convention trail at the end of this month, going to the first ever Wonderlands Graphic Novel Expo.

Wonderlands takes place on Saturday 30 May (10am – 8pm) at the CitySpace at the University of Sunderland. And it’s free. And it’s going to be awesome!!!

Want proof? Well, aside from the fact that we’ll be there, Wonderlands also features some people you may know: Continue reading

Why 7 May is the start and not the end

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CoverWe’ve been writing about politics for six months now (thanks for sticking with us), in part to promote CROSS, but also because we’re real advocates of thinking about and participating in elections and politics more generally.

With the election just one day away, it seemed time for some final thoughts. So here we go: Continue reading

Free Comic Book Day – Saturday 2 May

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We’re delighted to announce two extra special bits of news for Free Comic Book Day, aka Saturday 2 May.

orbital-comics-geek-nerd-londonThe great comics giveaway at Orbital Comics in London

It’s less than a week until the General Election, so Free Comic Book Day comes at an ideal time for us. We’ve been working hard to put the politics back into comics through our satirical anthology CROSS – featuring reknowned creators including Rob Williams (Dr Who, 2000AD), Mary Talbot (Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes), PJ Holden (2000AD, Dept of Monsterology), Matt Timson (Impaler) and David Baillie (2000AD, TMNT).

Now you can get your hands on a free copy of CROSS – head along to Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2 (closest tube Leicester Square) this Saturday and the good people there will be happy to help.

retailer03337Disconnected in the flesh at Komix in Melksham!!

Yes, we’re heading for our favourite comics town, home of a fantastic comic convention every August and a comics shop that is both fine and architecturally interesting!

We’ll be at Komix on Saturday 2 May and – because it’s Free Comic Book Day – we’ll be giving out free comics! Your chance to get your hands on a range of Disconnected Press titles, including our political satire anthology CROSS, completely free.

Come along to Komix, The Roundhouse, 25 Church Street, Melksham this Saturday, say hello and let us find the free comic that’s just right for you :-)

Highlights from the campaign trail

As you’d expect, here at Disconnected Press, we’ve been keeping an eye on the campaign trail (in between comic cons, deadlines and preparing Issue 3 of Everyone’s Favourite Comic…). We thought we’d share a few little moments with you, and give you another reminder to purchase your copy of CROSS, our comic anthology of political satire and voting intentions….

Nige

Bless him, just when you thought he was gone, he pops back up like the proverbial. He owned St George’s Day by doing what everyone else was doing: getting drunk: The Guardian kindly provided a drink-by-drink rundown and listed the karaoke highlights of the evening – http://bit.ly/1Efe3FF.

It’s easy to be flip about Nigel, to point out how this man of the people had a £34,000 a year education and a healthy career in commodities trading before he became a politician. It’s easy to underestimate him.

That said, it’s easy to overestimate him too. One good thing that has come from the disproportionate media coverage of Nigel is that it’s forced the media into giving more coverage to other minority parties – many of whom have a much stronger chance of winning some seats than UKIP does. So, thank you, Nigel, for helping give a voice to the Scots, the Welsh, the Greens and even the Lib Dems. You’re a real gent.

Farage - Agent of CROWNEd

What’s going on with Ed? #Milifandom was a bit of a surprise – and I will be mightily disappointed if I find out it was a campaign tactic from some smart alec at Labour Party HQ. But it’s amazing how a bunch of people who were saying “he’s weird” have gone very quiet based on the power of other people saying “he’s allright, actually”. This is political debate at its most refined.

Dave

Dave and Boris by Alwyn TalbotTo be honest, any excuse to use this pic of Dave and Boris, drawn by Alwyn Talbot – makes me chuckle every time. The thing I’ve noticed about Dave on the campaign trail… well, I haven’t really noticed him at all. Apart from when he forgot which football team he supports. Oh, and when he tried to sell off all the affordable housing – yeah, that was a corker.

But obviously, there was this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2015-32223486.

Nicola, Natalie and Leanne

This: http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article10183343.ece/alternates/w620/HUG.jpg

Because maybe there is a new kind of politics on its way.

Nick

Yeah.

The final analysis

Just over a week to go. Between now and then, we’ll be following proceedings with an eager eye and making a special appearance at one of our favourite comic stores for Free Comic Book Day (this Saturday – watch this website for details!). On the night itself, we’ll be up late, watching and counting with the rest of you, to see what kind of colour combination we end up with for the next five years. Usual Suspects FINAL

 

 

 

Join us on Saturday at Birmingham Comics Festival!

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Delighted to be hitting the road again this weekend and heading to Lizzie‘s home city of Birmingham! Birmingham Comics Festival runs from 9am – 6pm this Saturday, 18 April, at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. And the line-up looks FANTASTIC!

CoverWe’ll be there with copies of political satire anthology CROSS, a brand new print run of Sentient Zombie Space Pigs 1 and 2, sketches, artwork and much more. We’re also happy to talk to writers and artists who are just starting out and want advice about, well, anything!

This is typically the point where I start to talk politics to draw attention to CROSS, so I won’t let you down. Continue reading

Edinburgh Comic Convention – here we come!

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This weekend will see the Disconnected Press tour bus (um, well, us on a train) heading north of the border for Edinburgh Comic Convention.

The convention runs on Saturday and Sunday at Potterow, 5/2 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL. Tickets can be bought on the door and all the timings etc are available at www.heroconventions.com.

So, what are we looking forward to? Continue reading

Where to buy CROSS!

Let us help you survive the next month of election campaigning with our sideways glance at the world of politics, CROSS. 64 pages of satire, a tablespoon of rage, a sprinkling of Boris and a good dollop of Farage. Plus a pot plant. And the devil.

You can now buy CROSS at the following wonderful comics retailers:

Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA (map)

GOSH Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR (map)

Abstract Sprocket, 29 Saint Benedicts Street, Norwich NR2 4PF (map)

Gnash Comics, 9 West Street, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7DT (map)

Area 51, 230 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8NZ (map)

Komix, 25 Church Street, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 6LS (map)

Automattic Comics, 17A Pickwick Road, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9BQ (map)

We’re hoping to add some Midlands and North retailers to the list very soon! But if you can’t get to one of these lovely shops, we still have options for you:

Find us at Edinburgh Comic Con (11/12 April, Potterow) and The Comics Festival (18 April, Edgbaston, Birmingham)

Email lizzie@disconnectedpress.co.uk and we can arrange for a copy to be sent to you with payment by Paypal or bank transfer.

Visit our online shop at Comicsy, the UK’s trusted marketplace for independent comics; there you can pay by Paypal, debit card or credit card.

No excuses, now. Get your mitts on a copy of CROSS, think about the things you like in the world and the things you don’t and whatever you do, VOTE.CoverUsual Suspects FINAL

And so it begins…

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Today saw the dissolution of Parliament. We all know what that means, right? It’s the jumping off point for six weeks of bullshit and braggadocio from our political classes as they demonstrate their belief that the way to win an election is to be as rude as possible about everyone else who’s running in it… (Note: I may shortly be slightly rude about people running in the election.) Continue reading

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