Here come the Robots…

British independent publisher Accent Press are about to launch Robots, another beast of a book in the tradition of their previous anthology, Zombies, released last year. At 204 pages it features many new, emerging and established talents including Paul Harrison Davies, Mark Buckingham, Andy Bloor and others.

“It promises to be even stronger in quality than Zombies which did really well for us,” says co-editor Colin Mathieson. “So well that Diamond are re-listing it to keep up with re-orders!

“This anthology is the one I always hoped we’d get around to,” he explains. “Anyone that knows me knows that robots are my favourite science fiction concept!

“It’s all part of our profile building both in the UK and abroad,” he told downthetubes, “and giving deserved exposure to the many undiscovered talents that we’ve come across on our travels.

Robots, edited by Dave West and Colin Mathieson, with cover art by Andy Bloor, will ship in May and have its UK launch at the Bristol Comics Festival, followed by its European launch in Copenhagen at the komiks.dk festival where Accent will be making their third appearance

The complete creator line up in the book is as follows (links in blue below will take you to a sample page of the strip on the Accent the site):

Divinity – Existence and Toast – Art and Story by Benjamin Dickson – (7 pages) – See Sample Page.

ROBOT – Art by Andy Bloor – Story by Kieron Gillen – (5 pages) – See Sample Page.

The Creator – Art by Leonie O’Moore – Story by Tony Hitchman – (4 pages) – See Sample Page.

Tiger, Tiger – Art by Garry Brown – Story by Owen Johnson – (5 pages) – See Sample Page.

Enbies – Art by Iain Laurie – Story by Jon Ayre – (6 pages) – See Sample Page.

Karakuri – Art and Story by Crispian Woolford – Script by Ian Dowson – (5 pages) – See Sample Page.

Job Satisfaction – Art by Nolan Worthington – Story by Jon Ayre – (6 pages) – See Sample Page.

Survival of the Fittest – Art by Manoel Magalhães – Story by Phil Rigby – (7 pages) – See Sample Page.

Teruo – Art by Marleen Lowe – Story by Paul Bowles – (10 pages) – See Sample Page.

AutoLolita – Art by Jenika Ioffreda – Story by Andrew Cheverton – (4 pages) – See Sample Page.

The Cabinet of Doctor Diablo – Art by Andy Bloor – Story by Leah Moore and John Reppion
(6 pages) – See Sample Page.

Sacrifice – Art and Story by Dave West – (6 pages) – See Sample Page.

Little Red Robot in the Hood – Art and Story by James Gray – (3 pages) – See Sample Page.

Coalescence – Art and Story by Bridgeen Gillespie – (4 pages) – See Sample Page.

Robot Interviews – Art and Story by David Baillie – (8 pages) – See Sample Page.

Homemade Hero – Art and Story by Gary Crutchley – (6 pages)

Crime and Punishment in Switchertronia – Art by Stu Chapman – Story by Mark Clapham
(5 pages) – See Sample Page.

MY Robot – Art and Story by Paul Harrison-Davies – (6 pages) – See Sample Page, or view the ROK Comic version for mobile!

Working Parts – Art and Story by Daniel Douglas Noble – (5 pages)

Sunny Morning – Art by Pablo Lizalde
Story by Valentin Lerena – (4 pages)

New Romantics – Art by Dan Denholt – Story by Michael Lindal Andersen – (5 pages)

Robot Heart Art and Story by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey – (3 pages)

Loose Ends – Art by Bryan Coyle – Story by Lee Robson – (4 pages)

Inhuman – Art by Roland Bird – Story by Darren Ellis – (7 pages)

Made Men – Art by Charley Spencer – Story by Jay Eales – (8 pages)

Robot Amnesty Art and Story by Richy K. Chandler – (4 pages)

And Man Begat – Art by Stu.Art – Story by Chris Lynch – (8 pages)

Ned Ludd’s Museum – Art by Shaun Mooney – Story by Jim Thompson – (5 pages)

What is Life? – Art by Kevin Mullins – Story by Kieren Brown – (9 pages)

Kingdom – Art by Indio – Story by Dave West – (7 pages)

Friends for Life – Art and Story by Matt Boyce – (2 pages)

Null’n’Void – Art and Story by Colin Mathieson – (6 pages)

ROBOT GALLERY

Robot Pin-up 1 – Art by Garry Brown

Robot Pin-up 2 – Art by Indio

Robot Pin-up 3 – Art by James Gray

Robot Pin-up 4 – Art by Matt Timson

Robot Pin-up 5Tim Keable

Robot Pin-up 6 – Art by Lonny Chant

Robot Pin-up 7Art by Mo Ali

Robot Pin-up 8 – Art by Alec Brunson

Robot Pin-up 9 – Art by Andy Bloor

Robot Pin-up 10 – Art by Mark Buckingham

Robot Pin-up 11 Art by Alfie Gallagher

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Back Cover ArtFrazer Irving

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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