SICBA Award-nominated “Amongst The Stars” Sampler Released

Amongst the Stars - Cover

Following on from the success of GoodCopBadCop at last summer’s True Believers/ Eagles awards, another Planet Jimbot title,  Amongst the Stars has made the Scottish Independent Comic Book Alliance (SICBA) shortlist for Best Graphic Novel 2015.

The full list of nominate titles is here on downthetubes.

The 64-page trade is written by Jim Alexander (Metal Hurlant, Star Trek Manga) and drawn by Mike Perkins (Stephen King’s The Stand, Astonishing X-Men, Deathlok).

The winners will be announced in Glasgow on the 4th July 2015.

“To celebrate, Planet Jimbot  put together a wee PDF sampler of the book,” says Jim, “which features five  pages of the story.

“This is absolutely free to everybody, so please feel free to publish/ share/ comment on as you wish.”,

The book is also on sale at the Planet Jimbot online shop for a special SICBA price of £5.50 plus P&P.

For the Amongst the Stars PDF sampler, click here

Read Antony Esmond’s review of Amongst the Stars

Amongst the Stars is available at the Planet Jimbot shop

• For details of how to vote check out the official SICBA site:  www.sicba.org.uk

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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