And here’s some of his art from The Ride, featured in Disconnected Vol. 1:
And in honour / honor of this new-found stateside fame, we’ve added dollar prices to our Shop.
You can listen to Episode 410 of Comics News Insider via the link here. Jimmy’s review of Disconnected Vol. 1 comes at 25 minutes in, just after a review of Accent UK‘s latest, though I’d recommend listening to the whole thing as it’s highly informative and Jimmy’s voice’ll make you melt.
Glasgow Comic Con – 30 June – 1 July.
Lost: Boys artist Brian Rankin will be at the Black Hearted Press table with a stash of Disconnected Press comics for sale. Look out for his new project Maximum Alan which has the funniest opening sequence that I’ve seen for a long time.
London Film and Comic Con – 6 – 8 July.
We have a table at the rather large London Film and Comic Con, so if you’re in the capital, come and find us. Artist Conor Boyle will be on hand sketching and selling original pages. Find us on the Friday evening or Saturday to be sure of seeing us (not that we’re going to sell out, but writer Lizzie Boyle is up for a short story prize-giving on the Sunday so we might be there instead!).
Grinning Demon Comics, Maidstone – 14 July
Hot on the heels of his busy day at DemonCon, Conor Boyle will also be sketching, selling original artwork and singing the Disconnected song at Grinning Demon Comics, 5 Middle Row Maidstone, ME14 1TF on 14 July.
MegaCon Carlisle – 18 August
We’ll be rounding out the summer in style at MegaCon Carlisle, at the Richard Rose Academy on Victoria Street. As well as our comics, you’ll be able to see sneak previews of Conor’s work with writer Owen Johnson on Who On Earth Was Thaddeus Mist? (Accent UK).
Phew. In between all of that, we’re lining up artists and writers for the comics we’ll be launching at ThoughtBubble in Leeds in November: Disconnected Vol. 2 and How To Kill Bears. More on those soon!
Download episode 39 – we’re reviewed from about 21 minutes but it’s worth listening to all the other fare too!
The following excerpt, coupled with Ash’s Girl From Mars on the radio, made me forget my editorial seriousness and jump around the room:
Every story does at least one thing that will make you want to go back and look at it again. With some clever stories and some beautiful art and inks on display, Disconnected’s claim that the future of comics is on display might be a foretelling rather than a claim.
Here’s a review of Lost: Boys from the lovely people at Geek Syndicate (this written by Luke Halsall, who’s got some game himself as a comics writer). Read the review at:
Thanks to Linsay Powell at Comics Anonymous for her review of Lost: Boys, which has made me (Lizzie) blush like a girl. She said:
The Lost: Boys anthology has raised the bar for modern anthologies. Each page and panel within shows such deliberation that it’s impossible not to immediately take notice of Disconnected Press and seek out these individual creators’ other work. This is an emotive and sensitive anthology that will be well worth your time in seeking out.
You can read the full review at http://comicsanonymous.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/disconnected-press-lost-boys/
Or see what the fuss is about by ordering Lost: Boys here.
We’ve been told to expect reviews from Geek Syndicate, Starburst and Small Press Big Mouth in the near future. If you haven’t heard it yet, you can hear Lizzie being interviewed by SPBM’s Stacey Whittle here (starts about halfway through the file, but it’s worth listening to the lovely boys from Improper Books too!).
As for the retailer, we’re delighted to say that Automattic Comics in Corsham now has a small but perfectly formed stock of both Disconnected and Lost: Boys. So if you’re in Wiltshire, or passing through on the M4, stop in, say hello to the lovely Matt, say nice things about Boba Fett, and buy our comics!