Thursday, January 07, 2016

GoodCopBadCop#3.01





Award winning and critically acclaimed GoodCopBadCop returns for the all-new Casebook#3: ‘Only Pigs and Horses’ Part 1.

GoodCopBadCop is a modern crime take on Jekyll and Hyde where the good cop and the bad cop are the same person. This is not a story about a good man turned bad, or indeed a bad man turned good.
Both good and bad arrived at the very same time.

Written by Jim Alexander (Batman 80-Page Giant, Marvel Milestones, Metal Hurlant) with stunning interior art by new kid on the block Aaron Murphy (The Yorkshire Cowboy). Cover by rising indie star Luke Cooper (Hollow Girl, Wolf Country).

In the latest instalment, Detective Inspector Brian Fisher and his ‘bad cop’ alter-ego are driven further down into the hell that is the Glasgow underworld. Mature Content.

Available to pre-order on the Planet Jimbot online shop:

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Metal Hurlant Resurgence/Whisky in the Jar






Happy New Year to ye. Let's hope it's a good 'un. Out with the old and in with the new. Well, not entirely. The Metal Hurlant Resurgence DVD/Blu-ray (essentially the 2nd season of Metal Hurlant Chronicles) has been out for a couple of months now. The first episode 'Whisky in Jar' based on a comic strip by me and Gerald Parel (which I also helped to adapt) and starring Michael Biehn and James Marsters has been showered - showered I say - with praise from the world of sci-...fi (well a small corner anyway).

"For me, the first episode is the best of the series" - cultofwhatever

"Metal Hurlant Resurgence does start off strong, with the first episode Whiskey in the Jar. Starring Michael Biehn and James Marsters this tale of the Wild West an interesting start, especially with Biehn working as the narrator, an old sheriff talking about a strange occurrence in the town he protects. With the confident ability to play the badass, Biehn creates a character who is a good storyteller and puts us at ease for the episodes to come" - pissedoffgeek

"Of the six episodes in this second season collection it’s the first that really stands out, even now – some 24 hours after watching the show I can remember each and every part of Whiskey in the Jar" - nerdly

"It’s a strong start, and one we got on with" - scifinow

"It’s a nicely strange and bizarre tale with an appropriately weird twist" - starburstmagazine

"This is actually one of the most well-rounded stories in this collection, with a decent twist to the end of the tale. Both Beihn and Marsters do a good job in their roles" - flash-bang

"This episode stars James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) in a fantastic role. He adds a depth to his character who has been blessed with a powerful gift and how it effects upon the people of this quiet town" - blueprintreview



Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bomb Scares presents Flesh of my Flesh


You may haven seen on your FB travels news of horror anthology Bomb Scares and how it conquered Kickstarter. I write one of the stories called 'Flesh of my Flesh' with haunting art by Jovan Sekuloski, lettered by Dave Evans and edited by Paul H Birch. To describe the story would be to give it away, but you can check out the book by clicking on the following link. Sorted?  You will be.


http://timebombcomics.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/bomb-scares.html

Sideburns is 100% Biodegradable


Biodegradable is currently offering a double dose of Sideburns, the quirky private eye brought to you by me and Jon Haward. First helping comes with 'Conjoined Sins' appearing in the 100% Biodegradable print collection.


Meanwhile, Sideburns' first ever strip appearance is 'reprinted' in the digital-only Biodegradable#10. Dave Hailwood has created a minor miracle in steering an independent anthology into double figures. 69p a digital copy. Yes, you read right.  This will be the best 69p you will ever spend.

http://biomekazoik.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/issue-10-out-now.html

Friday, October 23, 2015

British Comics Awards/Planet Jimbot gets a shout


The British Comic Awards have just announced their shortlist and longlist. No Planet Jimbot titles in the former, but we got a few mentions on the latter. Congrats to all involved.  It's been a busy year. You can pick up these titles and more from the Planet Jimbot online shop:
 
Best Comic
1st September 2014 – 31st August 2015
 
Amazing & Fantastic Tales #4 & #5 – Jim Alexander, Luke Cooper, Ed Murphy, Eva Holder, Glenn Fleming, Graeme MacLeod, Jon Haward, Paulina Vassileva and Jim Campbell (Planet Jimbot, 8th Oct 2014)
Wolf Country #3 & #4 – Jim Alexander, Will Pickering and Jim Campbell (Planet Jimbot, 30th Jan 2015)
Best Book
1st September 2014 – 31st August 2015
Amongst the Stars – Jim Alexander, Mike Perkins, Will Pickering, Scott Martyniuk and Jim Campbell (Planet Jimbot, 1st Mar 2015)
Young People’s Comic Award
1st August 2014 – 31st August 2015
App-1 #1 – Jim Alexander, Eva Holder, Conor Boyle, iella, Jim Campbell and Liz Howarth (Planet Jimbot, 3rd August 2015)
Emerging Talent
For a body of work between 1st September 2014 – 31st August 2015
Conor Boyle (App-1 #1, Futurequake)
Eva Holder (App-1 #1, ’Bad Tooth’ in Amazing & Fantastic Tales #4)
Iella (App-1 #1)

Me Myself and Ben 10


At the exact point my failing brain had forgotten that I'd scripted Ben 10, this book arrived in the post from IDW. I checked. I script a couple of stories featured inside.

Gabriel Trade Paperback



On sale now is the Gabriel TPB. A world where angels and demons are an everyday reality. The concept of faith is no longer needed. Presently, a demon wreaks terrible and sickening havoc through the streets and tenements of Glasgow, but for Stewart Gabriel, this isn’t the highest priority. He has personal demons to contend with of his own.
 
Gabriel is a true story set in an alternative Scotland. Written by Jim Alexander (that's me that is) and drawn by David... Hill (Luther: Echoes of  the Hammer) & Mick Trimble (Bloodfellas).
 
This 68-page trade includes an all-new Gabriel story 'I am the Insurrection', which follows Jesus who visits the Earth for the day with dramatic and at times hilarious results. The book is available for a knock-down £5 plust P&P at the Planet Jimbot online shop at:

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Dogbreath 30/'Tremor Wings'


 

A shout out for Dogbreath#30, which features Tremor Wings written by me, drawn by Barry Renshaw and starring Johnny Alpha, Wulf Sternhammer and the Gronk (I mean, come on if I get the opportunity to write a Strontium Dog I'm not going to miss out on using the Gronk). Johnny and co try to sort out the differences between the towns of Homely and Homely-2, but things don't go quite to plan (they never do). Beware the Tremor Wings!
 
You can order a copy here: http://www.futurequake.co.uk/shop.php

Saturday, August 08, 2015

MegaCon 2015


The next leg in my never-ending quest to champion the finest Planet Jimbot has to offer finds me in Carlisle for the MegaCon on Sat 15th Aug. Time is 12-7pm. Location is Richard Rose Central Academy, Edgehill Road, Carlisle CA1 3SL. It's a really nice location. Very spacious and light. MegaCon put a lot of work in making it an immersive experience. There are a lots of things happening on the day - cosplay, workshops, X-Wing and trading card tournaments – and wrestling.


The only one of these I'm definitely participating in is a writer's workshop, which I'll be taking at 1pm. I'm trying a different tack this year with: '99 easy steps to creating a comic'. It'll be brainstorming all the way, where we start with an empty whiteboard and we'll see where this gets us in the end. I intend to cover absolutely everything that goes into creating and self-publishing a comic book - starting with the initial story idea and ending with getting the book out there in front of an unsuspecting but hopefully appreciative world. Audience participation is not only welcome but positively encouraged!

I'll be there all day selling, signing and discussing GoodCopBadCop, Wolf Country, Amongst the Stars, Amazing & Fantastic Tales, Food Chain and our brand new super-hero comic book 'App-1'. Tickets on sale at the door. People of Carlisle I hope to see you on the day.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

App1#1




Planet Jimbot has a new book out; a super-hero comic with a difference. I know you've probably heard this a thousand times before, but...


In a world overrun by terror, despair and monsters, 3 kids cling on to the belief that there once existed a champion of good, a super-hero now gone and all but forgotten. Despite the dangers and sheer hopelessness of the situation, they decide to go in search of the super-hero known as App-1.

App-1 is a fun, family friendly series with I'd say - in terms of content - Dr Who sensibilities. The reader is taken through three different time periods (the Present, the Recent Past and the Past). Discover how all three stories are connected as we ask the question, how can a world protected by a super-hero at the height of his powers end up being taken over by monsters known as Bogeys?!

The book is written by Jim Alexander (Samurai Jack, Penguins of Madagascar) with stunning art by Eva Holder (Bad Tooth), Conor Boyle (Dead Roots) & iella (The Ugly Duckling). 

App-1 is available to buy now at the Planet Jimbot shop:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/241056959/app-11