Crowdfunding Spotlight: Kult Creations’ “Octobriana 50th Anniversary Special”

Independent British publisher Kult Creations is currently running a crowdfunded for its Octobriana 50th Anniversary Special, written and published by Diabolica writer John A. Short.

Octobriana 50th Anniversary Special cover by Gabrielle Noble
Octobriana 50th Anniversary Special cover by Gabrielle Noble

The 40-page plus Special, which has smashed its modest funding target, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the creation of this mad public domain, underground, Russian superhero in 1971’s Octobriana and the Russian Underground, and includes five comic strip adventures with art by Chris Askham (Switchblade Stories), Simon Breeze (Savage! Jungle Princess), Gabrielle Noble (The New Amazons), Andrew Richmond (OctobrianaHammer), Susan Fenn (Shokwave) and others.

The fifth strip is a special surprise that won’t be unveiled until after publication.

Octobriana 50th Anniversary Special - art by Chris Askham
Art by Chris Askham
Octobriana 50th Anniversary Special - art by Simon Breeze
Art by Simon Breeze
Bryan Talbot gave Kult Creations special permission to feature his character Luther Arkwright on the David Hitchcock drawn Kickstarter exclusive cover of the Octobriana 50th Anniversary Special
Bryan Talbot gave Kult Creations special permission to feature his character Luther Arkwright on the David Hitchcock drawn Kickstarter exclusive cover of the Octobriana 50th Anniversary Special

A limited edition, Kickstarter exclusive print version of the comic features a David Hitchcock cover, coloured by Spectrashift. This cover is textless and features David Boxie, Billy Idol, and, with creator Bryan Talbot’s permission, Luther Arkwright, and many other characters from the last 50 years of Octobriana stories.

Check out the Octobriana 50th Anniversary Special on Kickstarter

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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