Harvey Award winning writer Sean Michael Wilson and Swedish artist Hanna Stromberg have teamed up with us here at Scar Comics to bring to readers our first autobiographical Graphic Novel “Once Upon A Time In Morningside”. This charming and beautifully illustrated book collects 14 anecdotal little stories from Sean’s childhood in the Edinburgh town of Morningside and marks a new direct and extra dimension to the Scar Comics collection of titles. Originally from Scotland, writer Sean Michael Wilson is a well travelled fellow, who has now settled in Japan where he writes Mangas for various publishers. However this story is a return to his roots as he goes back and shares with us those magical childhood stories that shaped him and made him the man he is today. To find out more about the forthcoming book, or to pre order an exclusive hardback with dust jacket edition visit check out the latest Scar Comics Kickstarter campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339233852/once-upon-a-time-in-morningside-by-sean-michael-wi
We are very proud to announce our latest Graphic Novel – Unfinished City by Scar Comics regular Benjamin Dickson, writer of the award winning Falling Sky and acclaimed Slumdroid series of books.
This time we are delving into the seedy underworld of Montenegro in this powerful Crime thriller co written by native creator Sylvija Martinović and drawn by cult Croatian artist Robert Solanović.
This incredible creative team have been devoting their time to this book for over a year now and this week we have finally launched our latest Kickstarter campaign to help make it happen.
The story centres on a young woman called Nadja Djurkovic who is a British Citizen from Montenegro, travelling home for the first time in a decade. Called by a letter from her sister, Nadja arrives to find that her sister was murdered just two weeks before.
Stricken by grief, Nadja starts to investigate the crime, and quickly discovers all is not as it seems. Her home town has changed; the fall of communism a decade before has been replaced with corruption and organised crime. Everybody knows the murder was pinned on the wrong man – and the true murderer may well be the most powerful man in the city…
You can sample the first 20 pages of the book right now, go to: www.unfinishedcity.com/preview.htm
And you can pledge to get an Exclusive Hardback Edition as well as other goodies here via Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339233852/unfinished-city-by-dickson-martinovic-and-solanovi
That’s right folks. Scar Comics are now joining other top publishers on Comixology, the worlds leading distributor of digital comics.
Our first title to go online is: “Slumdroid: The Girl With The Hole in Her Head” by Ben Dickson and Tony Suleri and it’s being offered at the super low price of just $2.99 or £1.99 so you save a massive £4.00 compared to the printed version.
Check it out here: http://cmxl.gy/1ji5VfP
We had an absolutely fantastic weekend at the Lakes Comic Art Festival. The event attracted hundreds of new faces to the medium of comics. It really was a pleasure to introduce new readers, not just to our books, but to the comic in general.
Next stop… Thought Bubble. We won’t be exhibiting but we’ll be there looking for new creators and new books to publish.
Scar Comics are offering something pretty unique to aspiring comic artists and writers in conjunction with the Forgotten Planet Kickstarter campaign, which now has less than 2 weeks to run:
For just £30 pledged on Kickstarter, you not only get a copy of the book signed by the writer Peter Rogers, but you can also get either a 1 hour portfolio review from Scar Comics Publisher and Editor on the book Shane Chebsey or a full writing tutorial from Peter.
“The great thing about this reward is that by helping the new book get off the ground, you may also be helping yourself to a new career in comics, as if the campaign is successful Scar Comics will be looking for a new writer and artist team for our next project” said Publisher Shane Chebsey
The Tutorial and review will be conducted on-line either via Skype or email, depending on what the creator prefers.
To find out how you can get your review and a copy of the new book with stunning art by Marvel and DC artist Giancarlo Caracuzzo check out the campaign here:
That’s right folks, the first Scar Comics Kickstarter campaign has now launched with the 100 page Science Fiction Graphic Novel Forgotten Planet by writer Peter Rogers and artist Giancarlo Caracuzzo.
This one’s got it all: A mystery, action, adventure and kick ass aliens. Not to mention great artwork from Giancarlo, who has worked for most of the major European and American comics publishers, since his first work was published in 1982 in his native Italy. His bold, energetic artwork has been seen in the likes of Jonah Hex, Gorilla Man, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Random Acts of Violence. His work gives this project a unique style and voice, and we are very proud to have such a respected professional on board.
“Giancarlo is one of those classic talents largely lost to this modern world, building new worlds fully realized with weight and depth as if they’d always existed.” – IVAN BRANDON
“Giancarlo is a master storyteller and one of the freshest talents coming out of Europe at the moment. There is a reason I have worked with him over and over.” – JIMMY PALMIOTTI
“Having worked with Giancarlo on multiple projects including a successful kickstarter, I not only admire the quality of his illustrations, storytelling and professionalism, but also his dedication to seeing a a project through to the end. Plus he’s a great guy.” – JUSTIN GRAY
“Giancarlo was a pleasure to work with on Marvel’s Gorilla Man. In that series he was tasked with delivering monkeys holding big guns, beautiful femme fatales, insane tech, multiple time eras, and elaborate action set pieces. He delivered with uncompromising dedication and flair . Giancarlo’s a dynamic storyteller who puts characterization and atmosphere before anything else. His urgent line work is stylish and satisfying. He really can draw just about anything, and he makes it look easy too.” – MICHAEL HORWITZ
Scar Comics fans can help us to make this book happen in two ways: You can obviously pre order the book via Kickstarter here:
and you can share the above link with your friends on social media sites like Facebook to help us spread the word.
The great thing about Kickstarter is that you don’t have to pay for the book until the campaign is successful and it means you can also get the chance to own exclusive extra goodies like T-Shirts, Original Art, and a splendid Hardback edition of the book with a signed Dust Jacket and limited Edition art cards that will never be available in the shops!
Not only that, but when you pledge you can also get your name in the book as a thank you for helping us make it happen. So get on over to the Kickstarter site now and help make this great Sci fi adventure a reality!
Forbidden Planet reviewer Rich Bruton gave The Mice: Factory Menace and Culture Shock an incredibly positive review this week.
Check out the full review here:
Scar Comics are proud to announce that we are going to be working with award winning Indy UK writer Peter Rogers and acclaimed Italian Artist Giancarlo Caracuzzo on Pete’s Science Fiction Graphic Novel “Forgotten Planet”.
We will be publishing this book via our very first Kickstarter campaign, which will be launching in just a few days and we’re really excited to be involved with this project.
It’s a real labour of love for Pete and we are constantly amazed by the fluid and powerful artwork of Giancarlo who has worked with some of the most respected creators in comics including Jeff Parker, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray.
So watch out for preview art and more information on the Kickstarter, which will be posted here and on our Facebook page over the next week as well as a cool animated trailer for the book.
In the meantime here’s a sneak peak at a detail from the cover art to wet your appetite:
We at Scar comics have a lot of love for those retailers who stock our books. They help to bring the work of our creators to you the readers and enable us to reach folks we might otherwise never be able to share our stories with.
One such retailer is ACE COMICS at: http://www.acecomics.co.uk
So if you live in any of the following areas be sure to pay Ace comics a visit. As well as our books they stock just about every other Graphic Novel and Comic Book you can think of. You will always receive a friendly, helpful service and the prices are great too:
Ace Comics Colchester42 Culver Street EastColchester Essex CO1 1LE
Tel: 01206 561912
Mon – Sat: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Sun: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Ace Comics Southend28 Clarence Street Southend-on-Sea Essex SS1 1BD
Tel: 01702 338174
Tues – Sat: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Sun – Mon: Closed
Red Hot ComicsBlock F Unit 2 Glenwood Business Park Glenwood Place Glasgow, Scotland G45 9UH
Tel: 01416 300049
Web: Red Hot Comics
Mon – Sat: 11:30am – 5:30pm
Scar Comics are thrilled to announce that we will be appearing the inaugural Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October.
Appearances at this event are by invitation only and we are thrilled to be accepted as an exhibiting publisher. We’ll have copies of all of our books for sale as well as creator signings and preview art from our forthcoming books on display.
For more information about the fantastic event visit their website at: http://www.comicartfestival.com/