I've mentioned a number of times before that I'm a sucker for anthology titles. In fact, it'd be tough to be a committed British comics reader without that characteristic, since we've got such a strong tradition of multi-story publications. Markosia's upcoming British Showcase Anthology, the brainchild of Adam Cheal, describes itself as follows:
The British Showcase Anthology is a collection of
sequential stories with one purpose in mind: to showcase the talent we
have in the UK. The book is being published by Markosia Enterprises Ltd,
which is at the forefront of the UK industry.
Clocking in at around twenty stories, this book cuts a pretty decent cross-section through the UK comics industry, with contributions from previous (and/or current) collaborators of mine like Valia Kapadai, Peter Mason, Roy Stewart and Graeme Howard.
So, yeah, I've got a story in this one, with the phenomenal Row Bird on art and Pete Mason on colours. Nic Wilkinson's working her usual magic on the lettering. I can't tip too much about the story, but look out for Gateway Drugs when the anthology drops later this year. In the meantime, here are some in-progress pages from Row, showing off his stunningly clean and dynamic style.
Expect to hear more from me about Row in coming weeks, in a future instalment of my Mystery Project series of posts...