The likelihood of new Alberto and Jeff is increasing.
I’ve been very distracted since the demise of my Wacom and for a very good reason.
I’ve been compiling and editing an anthology of zombies stories for graphic novel publishing company “Borderline Press”
No really! I have! It came as a surprise to me, too. Essentially, I made an off the cuff comment about Zombie Anthologies to a good friend of mine who was in the process of starting up a publishing venture and he basically said “Great Idea! You’re editing it.”
And so I did. And here’s the cover!
It’s not due out until 20th November and it’s currently at the printers, but I cannot adequately express my surprise that a) I was asked to do this, b) I pulled it off and c) it’s currently at the printers.
My bafflement is all encompassing.
What’s even more baffling is that I’m now working on a book called “Beasts” and have several other anthologies in the works.
Quite by accident, I appear to have found a career.
Of course, now that deadline madness has passed, I might even get a chance to do some more writing, a bit more Alberto and Jeff and so on. I’ve still got some scripts that really need to see the light of day… so fingers crossed!
Anyway, Borderline Press is a publisher specialising in Graphic Novels and Trade Collections of existing comic books. We have a very “european” approach to comics and think that things like superheroes and manga have their place, but there are plenty of other people doing that already. We want something “other”.
The first release, Dennis Wojda’s “566 Frames” is pretty much that! It’s a family history that takes in life in Imperialist Russia, Nazi occupied Krakow, Jimi Hendrix and Abba. A truly fascinating read. There’s a video I’ll put up in a moment…
As well as 566 Frames and Zombre, we have a stunning book from Sweden called “The Hunger House”. A beautifully illustrated book and a truly haunting story. We also have a whole heap of other stuff (did I mention “566 Frames” and “The Hunger House” have won awards in their native countries? No? They only bloody have!) that I’m not currently at liberty to divulge, but Mainland Europe figures heavily.
But we haven’t abandoned the UK.
Lots of UK stuff coming too.
Should your appetite be whetted, go here and order yourself two huge treats of Graphic Novels!