Leamington Spa Comic Con – This Saturday !!

Perry Winkle will once again be teaming up the lovely gents at The Awesome Comics Podcast.

We have been very kindly invited to join the ACP crew on their panel, a great privilege or a terrible curse !!! (Just kidding)

As always the guys are a great laugh and we would love to meet you. So if you are heading to the comic con, or want to know more, tickets are still available, check out the link below.

Leamington Comic Con Info

Tickets 

EVENT SCHEDULE

10:30: Doors open for advance ticket holders
11:30: Doors open for general public
11:45: Live reading of ‘A Rum Run Awry’ with Ed Gamster (Studio)
12:45: Visual story telling panel by Neil Gibson of T Publications (Studio)
13:00: Creating beasts and monsters with Artist Darrell Thorpe (Kids Zone)
13:45: Changing landscape of comics, Mike Garley/Andy Clift (Studio)
14:00: Wrawing – learning to draw using numbers with Artist Okse (Kids Zone)
14:45: The small press explosion by The Awesome Comics Pod (Studio)
15:00: Face painting and balloon twisting finish (Kids Zone)
15:45: Cosplay competition and panel hosted by the ICC (Studio)
16:30: Last entry
17:30: Event close
19:00: Screening of Tim Burton’s Batman (The Parish Church)

* Please note event schedule and guests line up are subject to change.

Visit our website for more details: https://www.spatowncomics.co.uk/2017-schedule

 

Reynard City – Guest Blog by Will Turner

Reynard City is an idea I’ve had since middle school but it’s only been in the last ten years that I was lucky enough to get together with a team and make it

Essentially it’s abut three superhero foxes who come to Earth to stop an evil robot fox including AK Girl (An eccentric psychic vixen with various power modes whose weakness is inflating on contact with caramel), Wondervixen (A former talent show kid with a dark secret) and Hyper Rob (WV’s boyfriend whose father created Mega Fox)

What follows is a story that plays like a 90’s cartoon like Ninja Turtles or Thundercats with a bit of Vic n Bob style surrealism and Adventure Time character moments thrown in

Reynard City: We need you!

As I write this we have 4 days left of our Kickstarter and £5,500 to raise in order to relaunch our comic.

So why exactly do we need to relaunch? There’s a few reasons but what it boils down to is simple- we want to make it better. And by that I mean the comic, the business behind it and the means in order to get it out to more people.

Essentially the main aim is to do around 1 or 2 40 page graphic novels every year as opposed to 22 page issues. This is not because they were bad (quite the opposite, Susie’s Out of Shape, Dan’s Assessment, Nicholas and Syd’s Issue 11, Jed’s Subconscious Pt 2 and Nicholas’ Balloon Boy are all tremendous in my opinion). Rather it counters issues people had with the previous comics- it allows for more consistent artwork and a bit more depth with the story.

Furthermore it means we can pay a fair amount to the artists who work on it, thus making sure they can stick to the commitment to doing the issue. This has been a challenge for me in terms of raising the funds to do this as well as being able to do the basics (pay rent, food etc) for me.

We have been lucky as through the Kickstarter we’ve worked with local actors I met through Hayley Evenett and James Ducker’s Redduck Producktions, played a trivia game and had a great time on local TV, radio and being featured on various podcasts (plus a great moment chatting with the Sonic Boom cast during the #AskSonicBoom Twitter chat).

What it comes down to is that this Kickstarter will allow us to do a lot more a lot sooner- we will be able to go to more events, make a better comic to sell when we get there and to create the merchandise and get more exposure that will allow for a more self sustaining project so we don’t have to ask for funding again.

The link to the Kickstarter is here where you can also see the promo video by the awesome John Paul Guerra. Big thanks to everyone who has contributed including (but not limited to) Gizzy,  The Visualise team who did our website (Jo, Jim, Meg and Tyler), Norwich Kitty, Cmore Trix, Foxybop, Cherryfox, Raye, Casandra, GreyofPTA, Lionalliance and everyone who has backed our Patreon and Kickstarter so far!

And Finally … If Perry Winkle was to team up with one of the Reynard City team, who would it be and why ? 

Will – “I totally see Perrywinkle hanging out with AK Girl, going on an adventure and stopping off for chilli on the way home!”

 

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PerryWinkle Takeover -by Rob Jones

Do not adjust your se– your screen settings. Do not refresh your browser. This is a take over.

 My name is Rob Jones, letterer of this wonderful comic, Perrywinkle, and I’m taking over this page for a brief moment to talk to you about my own project… Well, one of them.I’m the co-creator, writer and letterer/designer for Papercuts and Inkstains, an anthology series published by Madius Comics. (of which I’m a member). Along with my co-creator, Mike Sambrook, we’ve amassed six issues and seven books (we’re Geroge Lucas-ING you) of our comic, which contains a rag-tag collection of stories; tackling such highbrow themes as aliens, horror, sci-fi, village fetes, running out of coffee, time wars, vampires, werewolves, the Yorkshire zombie apocalypse, cultists, human meatballs, cabins in the wood and girl guides. Oh, and we like to crowbar a little humour into our stories because life can be too serious sometimes.

 

We’re currently crowd funding on Kickstarter to collect EVERY SINGLE PAGE of those issues into a 250 page monster of a book. And to boot, we’ve gone back and coloured, relettered, remastered, remixed and rejigged the comic to look the best it has ever been!

 

This is easily the biggest thing we’ve ever attempted and fact is, WE NEED YOU!

 

We REALLY need you!

 

Papercuts and Inkstains has been a brightly shining beacon of silliness, stupidity and Madius’ flagship comic for the past two years. Still not convinced? Want to know what people have been saying along the way?

Well here’s a TREASURE TROVE of reviews to dive intos:

– “a fantastic showcase for some of the most exciting talent on the UK scene.Pipedream Comics

– “The high quality of storytelling we’ve come to expect has been maintained, while the humour that makes this magazine so memorable has never been sacrificed or compromised.Starburst Magazine

– “laugh out loudBig Comic Page

– “excellent short storiesDownTheTubes

“I can’t help but love itGarbage File

“a great anthology comic, with such high production values and professional standards.Pop Culture Bandit

“The thing that makes them so popular is that their stories are so utterly ridiculous.Curiosity of a Social Misfit

– “Consistently Madius Comics have given me more enjoyment than all the books I’ve read in the past year from The Big Two.” Other Worlds Than These

– “quick witted dialogue and eccentric narratives result in a truly enjoyable read.Snap Pow

-“This is an exuberant, inventive anthology from some great talent. It’s energetic, clever and immense fun. Definitely worth the papercuts and absolutely worth the inkstains.” Travelling Man

 

YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE!

 

We’ve teamed up with a plethora of incredible artists to produce a huge collection of stories, including:

Currently working their magic colouring the pages are:

  • Nick Gonzo
  • Angela Sprecher
  • Rosie Packwood
  • Rory Donald
  • Darren Smith
  • Jim Lavery
  • Ceri Hanvey
  • Bob Turner

The campaign hit KICKSTARTER MARCH 15th and at the time of writing is 34% funded of our £4000 goal…Come and see what all the fuss has been about and join us on our mad quest for global domination and year round pumpkin spiced lattes…

You may now go back to your regularly scheduled viewing of looking at cat videos as you poop.

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The Gothon Campaign

Following on from todays earlier blog post about our interview with author Dan Wright.

Here is the completed cover commissioned by Dan 🙂

 

Do check out Dan’s novels and get caught up, ready for the Gothon Campaign release date.

Also, more Perry Winkle pages are coming, if you are following us on twitter, you would have seen a sneaky peek, if not .. here is our twitter 🙂

Good night folks… off to bed 🙂

Sponsored Leg Wax for Lymphoma Association …

My super brave little brother (i say little, he is 21 this year !!) is waxing his legs to raise money for the Lymphoma Association.

I have been promised photographic evidence (cue evil older sister chuckle !!)

On a serious note, i am very proud of him for doing this and would like to share his Just Giving Page. If you are able to share some pennies 🙂

Well Done Patrick 🙂

Our Interview with Pendragon Dan ….

Hi Guys

Pendragon Dan (aka Dan Wright) fantasy author of the Draconica and  series. Kindly invited us for an interview.

You can check out this interview on the link the below, alongside an exclusive sneak peek at some work, we have done for Dan’s new upcoming novel “The Gothon Campaign”

Pendragon meets PerryWinkle Interview

 

More of your amazing art …

Well last week i turned 30 !!! …  for my birthday, i received these awesome drawings below from Nathan Williams and Kyle Petchock.

These fantastic works have been added to the gallery. 

If you would like to have your art featured on Perry Winkle, please send them in to us via email, Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

 

International Women’s Day

ARTICLE FROM LYMPHOMA ASSOCIATION WEBSITE

On #InternationalWomensDay, we’re celebrating female physician Dorothy Reed, who had a major influence on the classification of classical Hodgkin lymphoma.

Dr Thomas Hodgkin first described Hodgkin lymphoma in 1832. Some years later Dorothy Reed, along with Carl Sternberg, confirmed that the presence of specific cells indicate classical Hodgkin lymphoma. These cells have a characteristic appearance of ‘owl eyes’ and are now known as Reed–Sternberg cells.

Find out more about lymphoma at www.lymphomas.org.uk/about-lymphoma.

Photo credit: U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Amazing Artists Galore

We have received a lot of art into PerryWinkle HQ in the last couple of weeks.

We LOVE seeing your art and every single piece is hung on our wall.

If you have some art you would like to share, send it to us at perrywinklecomic@gmail.com

Thank you too the amazing artists below. Your amazing art has been added to our gallery 

 

Awesome Comics Podcasts – Episode 87 – Real Life Issues in Comics

We were very kindly invited to join the very funny gents at “The Awesome Podcast” to discuss real life issue in comics.
Dan Butcher, Vince Hunt and Tony Ezmond.

I was super nervous, but the guys put us at ease and we had a good honest chat and laugh about comics, cancer, toilets and more ..

You can listen to the podcast on the link below.
(Please note – this is an 18+ podcast, which does contain swearing and sexual references)

LISTEN HERE – AWESOME COMICS PODCAST – ISSUE 87

Awesome comics Facebook page

Highly recommend listening to the boys other issues. They are very funny, touching and can learn so much about the comic book world from these guys.

“Comics are a powerful medium and in the right hands can truly help people through tough times. The Awesome Pod crew are joined this week by Susie Gander, whose brilliant semi-autobiographical comic Perry Winkle not only helped her as she battled cancer, but is helping others too. She’s also got the same sense of humour as the ACP gang, so there are crazy jokes and laughs flying in all directions! It’s a brilliant conversation that you come to expect from the show, informative, educational and stocked full of ridiculous chuckles. Plus theres an added bonus of two hilarious out takes from Dans dictionary corner. Dont miss it!”

Dan Butcher – Creator of Vanguard
Vince Hunt – Creator of The Red Mask from Mars
Tony Ezmond – Writer and “Down the tubes” & “Place to hang your cap” contributor.