How to buy London Horror Comic #2

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Or go to your local comic shop from the 24 Dec 2008 and say “I want to order a copy of London Horror Comic issue two. The Diamond order code is JAN094362. It is published by London Horror Comic Ltd.”

This will mean you get the book when it is available in March.

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posted by JP at 10:52 am  

Press whore

News about the London Horror Comic over at the UK TV film channel Zone Horror.

The hustling doth begin.

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posted by JP at 12:12 am  

X-mas is here but no rest for the wicked

Christmas is going to be busy.

There is a lot of work involved with putting a book out there into the big scary world. For those aspiring writers and artists who are thinking of starting their own book, the work doesn’t end once you’ve drawn/written it. Responsibility rests squarely on your shoulders for seeing that the remaining steps get carried out properly.

When you publish your own comic, the buck stops with you. Even if you encounter a problem that you didn’t cause, you’re still responsible for sorting it out. You’re constantly being tested on the quality of your response. No one will care about your comic more than you.

There is something liberating about having that responsibility on your shoulders.

If the buck stops with you, then you have the power to fix it. Compare this with, say, working in an office; you might see a way a company could immediately do its business better. But in order to get things changed you have to deal with the politics, the egos, procedures and endless meetings where you’re forced to perform a metaphorical striptease with Power Point slides (yeah, that’s it baby, show me those three year sales forecasts…mmm).

As writer/editor/doorman and cleaner of the London Horror Comic, work for me continues over the holidays, regardless of whose birthday it is. Finalising print dates, checking proofs, advance promo activity – it’s all pretty straightforward once you get started. But at a time when most people are resting, relaxing and making merry, well, you could be forgiven for feeling a bit down.

This is why deciding how important comics are to you before you start on the self-publishing route is important. If you suspect that comics are in fact a passing interest, don’t make the jump. You will fall hard. You must really LOVE comics to see things through to the end in this game, even if that love means working over holidays, shunning loved ones and metamorphosing into a burned out travesty of a human being.

While working over the holidays might grate at me, when I finally get to hold issue two in my hands, I’ll know it will have all been worth it.

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posted by JP at 8:47 pm  

One of the hardest things can be taking a chance on an independent comic book.

So don’t take my word for it.

Take instead the word of Joshua Dysart, writer of Vertigo’s critically acclaimed Unknown Solider.

After reading the six-page preview from issue two (below) he said: “That’s… that’s pretty hilarious actually.

Which, for me, is a bloody hilarious quote.

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posted by JP at 4:32 am  

6-Page Preview of Issue 2

Available here
PDF, 3MB, approx. 1-2 minute download

Issue 2 of the London Horror Comic will be available to order in the JAN 2009 edition of Previews (out end of December) and will be in stores March 2009.

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posted by JP at 8:11 pm  

Issue 2 Cover Coloured

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posted by JP at 12:48 am