I am really, really, REALLY sorry.
It has been forever since I had posted any new Zip. I've been very busy with a full time day job and I haven't had time. If I had a choice in the matter I would be putting out five pages a week, like the old days.
I promise to get back to making new Zip soon, but in the meantime I've been working on other, smaller projects, like....
This book's being put together by Ray Friesen (the same guy who did Fairy Tales I Just Made Up) and the Kickstarter has about a week left before it finishes. Also, the only way to get a copy of Cats Committing Crimes is to pledge, so make sure you pledge now!
Once again, I am really sorry. New Zip soon.
Imagine a psychedelic space adventure featuring graffiti art from the trendiest neighbourhood in town: that’s GalaXafreaks.
It’s a comic book set in a distance galaxy, starring a cast of aliens who look like they leapt straight out of a line of skate-stickers, whose creatively off-the-wall character designs and vibrantly luminescent colouring couldn’t be more eye catching if the floppies came packaged with battery powered neon lights.
A bunch of people in the British small press comics scene are doing a benefit anthology comic to help out with the Haiyan disaster. Last I heard it was going to have a theme based on the myths and legends of the Philippines, which frankly I can't pretend to know anything about, but I guess I could fix all that by buying myself a copy.
So, I've noticed that a few of the searches that are leading visitors here (relax, it's all anonymous data) have been people looking for tools to help them make their own comics.
Because of that, I made these free templates for everyone who wants them:
Free Comic Book Day is tomorrow. It is fun. It happens on the first Saturday every May (for those of you who keep asking me when it is). It is on this day that comic retailers sell comics with "Free Comic Book Day" banners on their cover. Companies print specific comics (usually one shots, so you don't have to worry about continuity) intended for people to grab for no charge.
There will be cosplay. There may be extra free goodies up for grabs (in certain stores). There will be riots and havoc in the street. It will be a generally good time for the whole family. Especially if the sun comes out. Go early though. Stocks are limited and your big outlets will probably already be tapped if you leave it till late in the day. If you don't see any FCBD bannered comics on the shelves, ask the staff. They'll know what you're talking about.
News about the comic, the website, and other generally relevant ramblings.