Coming soon is Rejected￼￼, a British independent anthology with a terrific cover by Stephen Sampson￼, edited by Baden James Mellonie, with pre-orders being taken now.
So what is it?
“It’s a compilation or worst of. Or it’s a book of stuff that hasn’t worked out yet,” says Baden. “Frame it how you will.”
Rejected features Baden’s “Tharg’s Future Shocks” submissions, submissions for STRIP Magazine, (that unfortunately folded), as well as other strips that for one reason or another have ended up in development hell, or Baden gave up on, before his recent success with Edge of Extinction.
As well as Stephen Sampson’s terrific cover, Rejected features art by Steven Austin, Patrick Goddard, David Hitchcock, David Millgate and Karl Richardson, letters by Bolt-1 and articles by John Freeman and Baden.
“It features scripts, abandoned projects, character designs, letters of rejection and tales of what might have been,” says Baden.
The full Rejected package costs £15 (which includes delivery costs) for a limited edition release which includes the (at least) 64 page US format book, signed by Baden and, possibly, others. (The final page count might be up to 80 pages). Plus: a thank-you in the list of contributors; a print of the cover; a book mark; a badge set; an invite to the launch signing; and Baden’s gratitude!
Baden is eschewing crowdfunding for the book in favour of a direct appeal for pre-orders.
• Pre-orders are open now for a planned February 2020 release. Rejected costs £15 via PayPal direct to Baden James Mellonie via firstname.lastname@example.org (Friends and family is nice) | More about the Rejected anthology here on Facebook
• More about Edge of Extinction and Eighth Continent Publishing here at www.edgeofextinction.co.uk
• Steven Austin is online at www.stevenaustinart.com
• Stephen Sampson is online at www.thedarkinker.com