Monday, September 18, 2006

THARG THE MIGHTY SAYS: "MONSTERS" IS IN THE MEGAZINE THIS WEEK!!!

Just had word from THARG THE MIGHTY that "Monsters" is being published in the JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE (Meg 250) THIS WEEK!!!


Be sure to nip down to your local newsagent or comic shop and get your copy. Run, don't walk, run!

21 comments:

justinpatrickparpan said...

Your comic work is enchanting Mr. Culbard.
Unfortunetly, this tiny town of mine has zero comic shops, but dig I will, and I'm sure I'll find one. Can't wait--this one looks really swell!

Nik said...

Hurrah, offs I pops!

Jo Bling said...

Smashin' stuff. I shall walk though, as running usually results in me being out of breath and puffing like a Golightly...

Goobeetsablog said...

congratulations!
-brian

paulhd said...

A mighty compelling reason to buy the Meg.

clergyman said...

Nice strip, read it in the Meg this afternoon. The art reminded me of Rian Hughes' work on Dare (which I loved) and the script was pretty polished too. I trust a long and fruitful career in comics awaits...

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Thank you all. Just picked up a copy (comps are on their way but I was dying to see if it'd printed okay).

Extremely pleased.

Welcome to Strange Planet, Clergyman. Would be interested to know if you got here via the Meg (as it does have the address to this here blog). Much appreciate your kind words and glad you enjoyed the story.

clergyman said...

Yep, I was drawn here by the Meg.

Got a story due for publication in the Small Press slot myself, so am following it very closely...

paulhd said...

The new Dredd story is fantastic, and I still think 'Monster's is my favourite strip in the Meg.
Clergyman, are you on the pencil monkey forum? Sure I've seen you there, hello anyway!

clergyman said...

Hello paulhd! You are indeed right, that is me on Pencil Monkey. In fact, high time for a Monsters thread over there...

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Thanks Paul, much appreciated, glad you picked up a copy.

Clergyman, cool. Looking forward to it. Love your site by the way. Is it the Holt Bros. that are up for print in the Meg?

Not familiar with Pencil Monkey but I shall make my way there and check it out.

clergyman said...

Glad you enjoyed the Massacre website. Am working on an update now, actually...

It is indeed a Holt Bros strip that's been accepted for the Meg. I have scripted it and my brother, random-chance/Steve, provided the artwork.

I think the Small Press slot is a fantastic opportunity for new creators and I'm really glad they've introduced it.

You should pop in at Pencil Monkey, I think it's a cool forum!

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Well, I registered, had the account activated but for some bizarre reason it doesn't recognise my sign in name or password. Bizarre.

Makes for interesting reading though. Quite interested to read about cheap printing costs in the UK. You could get a relatively small loan to bankroll the first five issues of your own comic. I wonder if it's possible to shell out on five issues of 22 pages of b/w art with colour covers and then have the title go into colour printing once it starts to make its money back with just a slight cover price increase. Exciting stuff.

JamesMackay said...

Awesome strip, mate. Very nice indeed.

Yours,
A longterm Meg reader and new Culbard fan.

paulhd said...

Just been on Pencil Monkey and you're listed as the newest use, might be worth emailing PJ to see what's up with the password.
Selfpublishing's a tricky one, but I like to think quality finds a way, format, price and all the rest can help, but a strong following beats all that.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

jamesmackay, many thanks and welcome to Strange Planet.

Paul, got it sorted, thank you. I shall be on there as soon as--

clergyman said...

Ian, I think the key to the kind of comic that you're talking about is distribution. You would need to get it into all the comic shops and possibly even newsagents.

We're starting a bit smaller, taking the first issue of our comic to the UK Web and Mini Comix Thing to see what kind of reaction we get there.

I understand that most small press sales come through conventions. However, if the response to our stuff is positive, in time we'd like to reach a wider audience and that's when distribution is going to become important to us.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

I always assumed that Tharg was just a fictional character,but if he's contacted you he must be real !! Great work,I'll keep a lookout for it !

Paddy Goat said...

Liked your work in the Meg. Good style you've got going, too - very Paul Grist.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Clergyman, ever see Comic Book Confidential? Art Spiegelman talks about the publication and distribution of RAW. About how they used to do novelty covers and actually hand alter each cover, ie: tearin a piece off and placing that corner into a plastic bag and stappling the bag into the centre pages of a different issue so it didn't actually fit the cover and so on. I was actually quite inspired by this. One plan I did have for distribution when I produced my own comic many years ago called "Side-Show", was to print a whole batch and leave them on trains etc.... I wrote about this on this here blog back in March... to quote myself...

"I had planned at one point to simply print a run of fifty and then travel all over London one day leaving copies dotted about in unlikely places. In telephone boxes, public toilets, in between the pages of a broadsheet newspaper, tucked away for an unsuspecting reader to find. The concept of the 'unsuspecting' readership appealed to me, but I hadn't been organized enough to sort out contact details for 'random readers' to get in touch with (which would possibly have made for an eclectic letters page in the next issue)."

The plan being to eventually 'infect' the MEME, to get noticed by means of subtle infultration.

Glazey, thanks, and yes, he's real.

Paddy goat, thank you and welcome to Strange Planet.

Dominic Bugatto said...

Nicely done. Congrats!