Tuesday, 15 April 2008

And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor (Part 3 of 3)

Been sitting on this uncomfortable but terribly exciting hunk of news for a while already, but now that the press release is out I can finally talk about it. Firstly, here's the official announcement from Insomnia Publications:

Press Release
April 2008 for Immediate Release

Insomnia breaks out Cages at Bristol Comic Expo

In July 2008, Insomnia Publications will release “Cages” by amazing Australian duo, Xander Bennett and Melanie Cook , with an awesome cover by Jonathan Hickman of “The Nightly News” (Published by Image) and foreword written by “30 Days of Night”, “Fell” and “Wormwood’s” Ben Templesmith. Insomnia will have proof copies of the 120-page full colour book on sale at their table, but be advised, they are in limited supply of only 20 copies.

The Layer Zero Graphic Novel will also be on sale, with over 30 creators involved - including some famous names in the industry such as Simon “Cy” Dethan, Paul Green and Thomas Mauer (Starship Troopers), along with talents such as Paul Cartwright, Alasdair Duncan, Luke Hinchley, Mike Webster, Robert Robinson, Thommy Melanson and many more. Offering diverse creative styles on themes of Insomnia and Time, this is a book not to be missed. 120 pages full color.

Free copies of Daemon issue one will be available to the first 1000 people on the Saturday morning in the Comic Expo’s goodie bag.

Alasdair Duncan’s novel, The Kill Cell, will be on sale along with a selection of posters by Paul Cartwright and Paul Green.

Insomnia Publications will also be previewing a book currently in production and due for release later in the year - Cancertown. The first chapter can be viewed at the Insomnia Publications stand. Cy “Starship Troopers” Dethan (writer of the book), Stephen Downey (incredible Irish pencil and ink talent) and Nic Wilkinson (lovely letterer) will all be present at the show. Unfortunately, Mel Cook, recently emigrated to Canada (colourist), will not be able to attend.

Over the weekend, Insomnia Publications will be reviewing creator portfolios. We will have a board with times on the days, so please be sure to look at this first thing to avoid disappointment. Artists and Letterers, please bring samples for on-the-spot review and cards or work examples for us to take away. Writers, please submit packs and pitches, including concept art if possible. Creative teams, please provide a full pitch with the first ten pages complete.

Crawford Coutts, Managing Director of Insomnia Publications, said: “I am very excited about this show, as we have come a long way since last year and are proud to present our new line-up of comics. This is just the beginning.”

For more information on Insomnia Publications, visit the new and improved website www.insomniapublications.com [live 1st May]

Digital copies of Cages, The Kill Cell and Layer Zero available for review now.

The astute reader will have noticed a familiar name or two in there.

More info to come very shortly...

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