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.


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.


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


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:

Monday, July 27, 2015

FP Glasgow signing/Thurs 30 July

Will Pickering and I have a signing at Forbidden Planet in Glasgow this Thursday (30th July) from 6-7pm.  On sale will be award winning GoodCopBadCop (True Believers) and award nominated Wolf Country (True Believers) and Amongst the Stars (SICBAs).  If you're out and about pop in and say hello.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Wolf Country#4 on sale now at the Planet Jimbot shop

Wolf Country#4 is on sale. After the slow but captivating build-up of the first three issues (garnering 4 and 5 star reviews on the way) issue 4 explodes into delirious and unrelenting action. Down the Tubes describes it thus; "a gore hound’s dream of a comic book."

Available at the Planet Jimbot shop:

We're also launching the issue in Glasgow on Thursday 2nd July from 6.30pm onwards at the Drury Street Bar & Kitchen, Drury Street, Glasgow. So pop along if you're free. It would be lovely to see you.  I'll be joined by artist Will Pickering and we'll only be too happy to sign anything you might put in front of us!  The launch will held in conjunction with the monthly Scottish Cartoonists Meeting and is up on Facebook:

On the night we’ll also have copies of SICBA nominated Graphic Novel 'Amongst the Stars'. You can still vote for this if the mood takes you at: