In Cowboys and Insects, first published in the digital comic Aces Weekly back in 2013, Kane and Hine follow up their cult hit The Bulletproof Coffin with a haunting, paranoid tale of troubled romance in an alternative 1950s, where the Bikini Atoll nuclear tests have had an unexpected effect on North America’s insects.
This creepy, one-shot horror story has plenty of some savage swipes at stereotyping, crowd-inspired witch hunts, with plenty of acerbic humour you’d expect from this talented creative team. It’s not just 1950s America that gets it in the neck in this brilliant, dark tale of Big Bugs and the men who wrangle them.
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Floating World Comics, based in Portland, Oregon, is a store for people who still like going to stores, selling art books, international art magazines, graphic design, illustration, animation, music and movie related items – basically, anything that might serve as inspiration for creative people looking for something new.
They also have a gallery with First Thursday art openings and in 2008 they branched out into publishing with over twenty books now on their list including the brilliant Bartkira, Video Tonfa by Tim Goodyear and and Miss U.S. of Heya by Menorah Horwitz, which is released next week. They also publish art newspapers and comics including the resurrected Arthur Magazine (although that project is, currently, dormant).
• Cowboys and Insects by David Hine and Shaky Kane, on sale 19th October 2016, is available to pre-order now from all good comic shops now, Diamond order code AUG161119
• Shaky Kane is online at www.shakykane.com
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.