P M Buchan’s HANGOVER at Thought Bubble 2017

Hangover - Cover

If you’re at Thought Bubble this weekend, then look out for P M Buchan’s HANGOVER – a new anthology of horror and horror-comedy comic strips created by Buchan and a range of some of the world’s brightest emerging comic creators, including Martin Simmonds, artist of the upcoming IDW/Black Crown series Punks Not Dead, and Leonie O’Moore, recently featured in Heavy Metal Magazine, as well as acclaimed horror artists such as D W Frydendall, whose work has been featured in Dark Horse’s Creepy, Girls and Corpses Magazine and White Wolf’s The World of Darkness series.

Hangover - All-Roads

P M Buchan’s HANGOVER comes packed with 32 pages of Satanism, cannibalism and alcohol abuse, and includes Buchan and Martin Simmond’s out-of-print strips All Roads Lead To Hell and Embrace the Dark. Other featured artists include Phillip Marsden (Kerrang! Magazine), David Wynne (Markosia: Hypergirl), INDIO (British Comic Award-shortlisted Raygun Roads), Chris Doherty (Video Nasties), M D Penman (Eimurian Tales), James Lawrence (The Legend of La Mariposa), Anna Fitzpatrick (KORE) and Kate Holden (Tokyopop Rising Stars of Manga finalist and Manga Jiman competition winner).

The HANGOVER cover, logo and book design are by Mike Stock.

Hangover - Christabel

P M Buchan, a former columnist for Starburst Magazine and SCREAM: The Horror Magazine, is best known for his work with Martin Simmonds and editor Kasra Ghanbari (44FLOOD: TOME Volume 1 – Vampirism) on the zero issue of folk-horror comic-book series HERETICS, which launched last year in an exhibition of folk-horror art created by artists including Ben Templesmith (IDW: 30 Days of Night), Caspar Wijngaard (Image: Angelic) and Sarah Gordon (British Comic Award-shortlisted STRIP). HERETICS issue zero was published by 44FLOOD, the collective behind anthologies such as TOME and which has also published music, comic-books and illustrated novels by award-winning artists and writers including Bill Sienkiewicz, George Pratt, Scott Radke, Jason Shawn Alexander, Phil Hale, Fink and Dave McKean.

“After years of writing short monthly comics for some of the UK’s biggest horror and genre magazines, and collaborating with an insanely talented roster of artists, many of whom are now finding the mainstream success that they so obviously deserve, now felt like the right time to collect the very best of our strips together, in HANGOVER,” he says.

“The collection includes kaiju wrestling matches, biblical floods, ultra-violent TV shows, the Prawn of the Dead, and even a fragment of a previously unpublished adaptation of Coleridge’s Christabel.

“Following the success of our savage horror-comedy anthologies BLACKOUT and BLACKOUT II: YOLO, the next stage was obviously to move on to the HANGOVER.”

Web: www.pmbuchan.com


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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