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Last few days to back a bumper comics collection from Madius Comics, collecting “Papercuts and Inkstains” – in colour

Papercuts and Inkstains Collected -Cover

Art by Mike Smith/Colours by Alexa Renee

There are just a few more days to go to back the Kickstarter appeal for Paperbacks and Inkstains – The Collected Papercuts and Inkstains from Madius Comics, a 200 page-plus book of strips we’ve enthused about here on downthetubes – but this time out, published in colour, edited by Rob Jones and Mike Sambrook.

The Madius Comics team are hoping to raise £4000 to fund the book’s production, collecting strips by Dan Butcher, Kevin Pospisil,
Stephen Weafer, Nick Gonzo, Rory Donald, Jim Lavery, Angela Sprecher, Rosie Packwood, Brian Burke, Paul Moore, Bob Turner, Darren Smith, Mike SmithDarren Stephens and Ceri Hanvey.

The strips that will feature are being coloured by Nick Gonzo, Angela Sprecher, Rosie Packwood, Rory Donald, Darren Smith, Jim Lavery and Bob Turner.

The appeal comes hot on the heels of the hugely successful Griff Gristle campaign, and is easily the biggest thing the Madius Comics team have ever attempted .

Papercuts and Inkstains Collected - Art“Whether you’ve been a longtime fan of Madius Comics or are completely new to all things orange, this is the Kickstarter is for you,” enthuses editor and publisher Rob Jones.

Papercuts and Inkstains has been a brightly shining beacon of silliness, stupidity and Madius’ flagship comic for the past two years. Pipedream Comics calls it “a fantastic showcase for some of the most exciting talent on the UK scene” and our very own Tony Esmond has praised some of the excellent short stories published.

Rob Jones and Mike Sambrook, aided occasionally by Dr The Nick Gonzo, have put together this plan for a heaving behemoth of a book, containing just about every genre and every kind of story imaginable. Covering everything from westerns, sci fi and horror right through to fantasy, nostalgia and everything in between. The Collected Papercuts and Inkstains will also feature yarns that run for multiple shorts to tales that are entirely self contained, this collection has it all.

If you’ve already bought Papercuts and Inkstains you’ll want this because this colour edition enhances the original strips in a way, Rob insists, will “melt all resistance from your soul.

“Give in to it, you know it makes sense,” he urges.

If you haven’t read Papercuts and Inkstains before, then what better way to dive into a new comics experience than with a 200 page bumper collection. Go on – you know it makes sense!

Back the The Collected Papercuts and Inkstains here

• Want to know more and keep up to date with all things Madius Comics? Make sure to check them out on Twitter (@madiuscomics) and Facebookwww.facebook.com/madiuscomics for regular updates

About John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative" who is 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 25 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary, including DEATH'S HEAD II and WARHEADS. At Marvel he wrote strips for THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, THUNDERCATS, DOCTOR WHO and co-created SHADOW RIDERS with Brian Williamson and Ross Dearsley. 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. He has written comics for Marvel UK, Judge Dredd Megazine, Lucky Bag Comic, CGL (an Italian publisher), STRIP Magazine and ROK Comics; and edited some of Titan's British comics collections including Dan Dare and Charley's War. 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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