Britain is Broken…

British indie comics publisher Moonface Press has launched a website to support the release of its forthcoming graphic novel, Septic Isle.

The site – – features a free PDF download of the book’s first 10 pages, plus information about the characters and plot.

Septic Isle – solicited in August’s issue of Dimaond Previews and shipping in October – is written by award-winning creator Andy Winter (Hero Killers, Blood Psi), drawn by Mick Trimble (MC², The Many Worlds Of Jonas Moore) and boasts a wraparound cover by Declan Shalvey (Hero Killers, Freak Show).

Andy and Declan were the creative team on Hero Killers, which won last year’s Eagle Award for Best Black and White Comicbook – British.

Septic Isle, a tale of spies and skullduggery, comes perfect-bound with a full-colour cover and black and white interior art. The 52-page title has a 42-page main story and a sketchbook section. It retails for $5.95 (£3.95).

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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