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
Yes, this weekend, we’ll be at Sci Fi South West, and we are very much looking forward to it! Two days of monsters, mayhem, Thunderbirds, Dr Who, droids, androids, and general shenanigans!It is only fitting at this point to remind you that we are currently selling our political satire anthology CROSS, to mention the occurences of robots in said book, and to try and draw some connections between the world of satire and the world of sci fi….
Good news, comics fans! Our political satire anthology CROSS is now for sale at a number of great comics shops, with more to follow.
You can now pick up a copy of CROSS for £10 AND support your local comics retailer at:
Abstract Sprocket – 29 Saint Benedict’s Street, Norwich NR2 4PF
Politics, humour, robots and flying squirrels ahoy at Abstract Sprocket in Norwich, the first time this lovely shop has hosted a Disconnected publication (and the only one of the shops on this list that we haven’t yet visited!).
Area 51 – 230 Gloucester Road, Horfield, Bristol BS7 8NZ
We met Iain and Callum at Area 51 on Saturday and almost didn’t make it out of this real treasure trove of comics, sci fi books, board games, models and memorabilia.
Automattic Comics -17 Pickwick Road, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9BQ
Matt at Automattic has been a friend of Disconnected for a while so it’s great to have copies of CROSS in stock with him. (He also had a gorgeous hardback of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s Signal to Noise – we couldn’t leave that one behind…)
Komix – The Roundhouse, 25 Church Street, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 6LS
Orbital Comics – 8 Great Newport Street, That London, WC2H 7JA
Head to the small press West Wing of Orbital for far too much choice in independent comics. Remember, you’re looking for CROSS, right?
We’ll also have news later in the week about another stockist in London, one in Devon and – we hope – some a bit further north too!
So no more excuses about not trusting internet shopping. Get out there and get your copy of CROSS. With two months to go to the election – only a comic can help!
A quick update on our whereabouts – and where you can buy CROSS – in the coming weeks:
London Super Comic Con – 14-15 March, Excel London: we won’t have our own table at Excel this year, but the amazing Verity Glass – aka Anadapta Art – will be selling copies of CROSS at her table (D130). Verity first featured with us in Disconnected 3, with her jaw-dropping art for The Place The Big Boys Go, written by Owen Johnson. Seriously? You haven’t seen it? Get yourself over to our Comicsy shop right now and order yourself a copy! Verity also features in CROSS, illustrating It’s A Sh*t Life by 2000AD writer Tom Eglington, and is now working for Titan Comics. Go say hello – buy CROSS and ALL HER OTHER ART TOO!
[NB. You will find us at London Super Comic Con, but we’ll be wandering with the masses and enjoying a sherry or two in The Fox, no doubt!)
Edinburgh Comic Con – 11-12 April, Potterow, Edinburgh – we’ll be heading north of the border to Lizzie’s old stomping ground in April for Edinburgh Comic Con.
Delighted to see that Disconnected discovery Tom Foster is a guest – here’s a picture of him enjoying a very fine comic book indeed! From humble but obviously brilliant origins in Disconnected 1, Tom has graduated to drawing regularly for 2000AD, and appears as both writer and artist in CROSS.
I wonder if he’ll still talk to us…
Birmingham Comics Festival – 18 April, Edgbaston Cricket Ground – we’ll be in Brum mid April for the first Birmingham Comics Festival, which promises to be a great day out with an incredible array of guests, exhibitors and general mayhem. You’ll find Disconnected artist Conor Boyle‘s artwork on display in various places – very probably the FutureQuake, Accent UK and Markosia tables as well as ours!
We’ll be announcing more convention appearances soon. If you can’t make it to one of the above, you can find CROSS at Orbital Comics in London or order a copy directly from us via our online shop at Comicsy, the UK comics industry’s very lovely and trusted online retail hub.
See y’all soon!