February 23rd and 24th sees the return of the outstanding London Super Comic Convention!
Those of you who attended the inaugural show last year will be just as excited for the return of what is already arguably the most anticipated comic convention in the UK. We will be well represented again this year, with a new look, an all-new layout, and more great creators waiting to sign and sketch as a huge thank you for your ongoing support.
This year will see some LSCC Exclusives from Markosia, including the following:
Project Luna: 1947
Limited Edition LSCC Exclusive Hardcover
Set in 1947, amidst the largest UFO flap in history, four disparate crew members are chosen to go to the moon to investigate a strange lunar signal that has been picked up by British radio astronomers. Their mission brings them into contact with mysterious British Intelligence Officers, deranged ex-Nazi scientists, CIA operatives, Scottish Highland Sheep, and the biggest, most insidious conspiracy the world has ever faced.
Also exclusive to the show is:
Limited Edition LSCC Exclusive
Creators Vassilis Gogtzilas and Kostas Zachopoulos will be flying over from Greece especially for LSCC. This fantastic Limited Edition Exclusive will be signed by both creators!
Max Murray – An unlucky trench coat detective, forever damned in the concrete labyrinth of Misery City. Hunted by Hell’s lurking horrors has to struggle to remain in one piece. Torn between saving his life or saving his soul, Max enters into an one man’s doomed crusade. Can Mr. Murray find salvation, or the blind goddess will cast him into the ever dark of Misery?
Both books are available as pre-orders, just click on the cover image and follow the instructions.
Remember, these are one-off exclusives and will not be re-printed in this format again.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Thank you once again for all your amazing support this past year, we hope you all have an amazing 2013!
We are extremely proud to announce that Markosia will be entering the exciting world of Free Comic Book Day on May 4th 2013! As one of a small number of Silver sponsors our offering will feature a new All Ages title by writer David Tallerman and artist Bob Molesworth, called ‘Endangered Weapon B’. Free Comic book Day is a wonderful idea designed to bring kids back into comic stores and to introduce them to the comics medium that we all love. For us to be involved in this is both exciting and significant, as it will allow us to showcase ‘Endangered Weapon B’and some of the spectacular books that we are releasing in 2013.
Next up in our series of Creator interviews ins the talented Devin Hylton, creator and writer of ‘Switched’.
Check his interview out in the Creator page!
and Here are some of our upcoming books for 2013.
As you can see it is going to be a very exciting year for us!
For those of you who were a little overwhelmed by the 500-page monster that was Sleaze Casle Etcetera - THE inCOMPLETE FINAL CUT Vol.1, you’ll be happy to know that we will also be releasing the Sleaze Castle series as four separate volumes, starting with the 150-page Sleaze Castle: The Director’s Cut volume #0.
It’ll be with us in February 2013, so watch this space for more news. In the meantime here’s the cover for you to drool over!
Next up on our creator spotlight tour is the impressive Cy Dethan, author of titles such as Cancertown: Blasphemous Tumours (out soon!), The Indifference Engine, White Knuckle, Slaughterman’s Creed and more!
Click on his pic to see the interview:
A Christmas Carol, by the super-talented team of Steve Stern and Doug Sirois. They did a grand job with this book!
Now available for order from your local comic store, please give them Diamond order number OCT12 0716
And it got a Spotlight On in Previews!
Leonardo Ramirez, writer and creator of ‘Haven’ is next up on the rostrum!
Look out for his novel ‘The Jupiter Chronicles’, especially if you are a fan of steampunk!
I’ve been writing prose for over 20 years but I’ve been reading comics since I was a kid and have loved them ever since. The most fun I have is when I’m meeting people at cons and appearances. It’s also quite the learning experience.
What made you want to work in the comics industry?
I’ve loved comics all of my life but never thought in a million years that I could ever be involved. In fact, when I was a kid, my stepmom threw away all of my comics when I went to visit. I even started out writing prose but lo and behold, my first published book ever is a graphic novel. I love it.
Tell us a bit about your book?
Haven is a continuation of the Dante Alighieri history (which is outlined all through the book) where, in present day, the mantle of the one who will stand against the nine circles of hell falls to Haven Irena Dante. And when the “Aristocracy” tries to kill her, she is forced to make a choice at the point of death: to return and save her alienated father or stay in paradise. She chooses the former and when she returns, she is different. I’ll also be releasing a prose version of the book some time in the spring which goes into where she was for the missing two years of her life.
Who/What influences your work?
Life experiences and the hardships we endure. My wife was attacked at gunpoint and survived. Haven suffers a violation and has to suffer the emotional consequences of that tragedy. Adversely, I don’t like to focus on that and the story be all doom and gloom. It’s about persevering and eventually conquering those things that we don’t want to face.
What are your favourite comics/graphic novels?
I lean towards the silver age DC stuff. I was also very much into the Dark Horse “Tales of the Jedi” series which I enjoyed very much.
What advice would you give someone who wants to break in to the industry?
Finish your story first. Then be prepared to work hard. And when you get your first book out know that it’s not the end of your struggle. It’s only the beginning.
Links to your website/works
On their way to the printer any day now are: Cancertown: Blasphemous Tumours and All Star U. Both books are looking fantastic, so get your last minute orders in with your local comic shop so that you don;t miss out. And please spread the word!
Writer: Dan Fitzgerald
Art: JC Grande
144 pages - Full Color
$18.99 / £14.99p
Since the 1950s, Powers have been imposing their will on the world with little resistance besides self-imposed ethics. But now, that epoch is set into a tailspin thanks to Charlie, a mere mortal who commands deference from near-gods. Oh, and he’ll need a date for the prom, too.
Cancertown: Blasphemous Tumours
Writer: Cy Dethan
Art: Graeme Howard
160 pages - Full Color
$19.99 / £16.99p
Vince Morley is a dangerously sick man. Within the monstrous alternate world of Cancertown, a creature of horrific violence and limitless rage has burst from the nightmare landscape. The foundations are shaking and the old powers are falling. In response, the deadliest of Cancertown’s inhabitants seeks Morley out to claim a favor that could cost him more than just his life.