ComicScene International 3
We preview Comic Club subscriber benefits and speak to the77 publisher Ben Cullis about This Comic Is Haunted Issue 2
This week in comics…
Welcome to ComicScene International Issue 3, the official weekly magazine of the ComicScene Comic Club. Every Wednesday we will drop into your email with all the latest comic news, features and audio visual treats you may have missed. You also get access to our digital comic library with new titles added every week. We are based in the UK but you can read us anywhere in the world - on your mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop.
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Contents this week
Your free digital library comic this week
Coming Soon to the Comic Club - digital library comics, My Perfect Comic and be in the monthly raffle
Ben Cullis on the77 and This Comic Is Haunted Issue 2
Kickstarter of the week
And well done to our Kickstarter of the Week Bolt 01 A Tribute To Dave Evans Annual for reaching its goal this week.
Your free comic - Flintlock Issue 1
Book One of the incredible series from Time Bomb Comics is now available in digital in our ComicScene+ digital library and Kids Channel!
Set in a shared 18th Century timeline Flintlock features a wide and diverse range of characters in a shared historical timeline. Each book in this critically acclaimed series features highwaymen, pirates and more – and the most talented artists in comics!
Read this book by subscribing below. Two more Time Bomb Comics will be added over the coming weeks.
Coming Soon to the Digital Library
Coming to the Digital Comic Library on Saturday is the horror comic Bomb Scares from Time Bomb Comics and Claudia Matosa science fiction stories about climate change. You get all these comics when you subscribe to the ComicScene Comic Club.
New features - My Perfect Comic
ComicScene International will be bringing you ‘My Perfect Comic’ in which we ask professional comic creators, indie creators and comic fans to choose the content of their favourite comic - what is the name of the title, the free gift on offer, cover and poster artists, five strips they would feature and who would they like to interview. Next week we bring you ex Vertigo editor and editor on Dave Gibbons new autobiography Tim Pilcher and his ‘Perfect Comic’. Want to take part. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Subscribe and you are in the raffle
Subscribe to the ComicScene Comic Club and you get to read all the features, back issues, a free comic, access to the Digital Comic Library and you get put into the new monthly raffle. The first raffle will get drawn on 17th May 2023 and all subscribers new and old are included every month. The winner will get sent a copy of Dave Gibbons fabulous new autobiography ‘Confabulation’. We hope Dave will also bring you his ‘My Perfect Comic’ soon too!
Ben Cullis of the77 and This Comic Is Haunted Interview
Hello Ben. The 77 hits its 10th issue at the tail end of the year plus your second annual? Are you slowing down?
When we started The77 project we initially thought it'd be a one off convention comic. The convention was Lawless, the year was 2020 and then covid came along and everything changed. The response to our fundraiser was immense, especially when folk had read No1 and we raised more than £10K for No2. Based on that early success while the rest of the industry had practically shut down, I may have have gone as far as pronouncing the comic was going bi-monthly. Three subsequent issues were released in six months but with artists struggling to keep to that deadline and with The77 Team returning to full time work as lock down was lifted, and then BLAZER! bring released, I realised a bi-monthly schedule was unhelpful and unnecessary. Certainly we continue to release comics very regularly - This Comic is Haunted No2 will be our 18th in three years, so yeah we've maintained a bi-monthly schedule but with four titles contributing to that roster.
What has been your stand out moments in the 77?