MamTor’s Mother of a Comic

Mam Tor Publishing, the brain child of Liam (Death’s Head II, Man Thing etc.) and Chris McCormack Sharp has collaborated with Mother (London) Advertising Ltd. to produce a 16 page quarterly comic inside the London edition of Time Out magazine called Four Feet From a Rat.

The comic, which will be included with the issue published 19th March, features four London-centric stories; “The Crane Gods” and cover illustrated by Liam, “The Little Guy” by Chris Weston (above), “Routemaster” by Dave Kendall, and “Don Pigeone” by Kev Crossley. All the scripts were provided by Mother.

“This is a great chance to take this kind of work to a whole new audience,” says Liam. “There are plans to collect the stories into a single book later on, and we’re planning on including other big name creators in future editions.

Time Out sells 200,000 copies, which are meant to be read on average by five people per copy – so it’s a massive bit of exposure! Wouldn’t it be great if it actually made a difference and brought some new people to our industry? We can only hope!”

Copies of the comic will also be available at the Bristol Comics Expo in May.

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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