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Soaring Penguin collects “The Bad Bad Place” by David Hine and Mark Stafford

Coming soon from Soaring Penguin Press is a collection of The Bad Bad Place by David Hine and Mark Stafford, first serialised in Meanwhile…,  the British publisher’s anthology title, beginning in 2014. It seems that Faraway Hills, the modern community built… Read More ›

Paying it Forward: The Road to the Breakthrough Project by Tim Pilcher

Breakthrough project co-ordinator Tim Pilcher talks about the people who helped him find his feet in the comics industry, and how that has led to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival’s innovative new project to develop new comics talent… As… Read More ›

Lakes Festival’s Breakthrough project aims to find the future of comics

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has launched its ambitious Breakthrough project, which aims to give under-represented individuals a chance to express themselves through the medium of comics. Breakthrough is an 18-month mentoring initiative co-ordinated by writer, publisher and editor… Read More ›

Brighton’s Cartoon County delivers Lip Hook creators David Hine and Mark Stafford

Comic creators David Hine and Mark Stafford will be interviewed by Alex Fitch at the free Cartoon County in Brighton on Monday, discussing their brilliant recent graphic novel Lip Hook, published last year by SelfMadeHero, and their forthcoming book The Bad Bad Place, coming… Read More ›

From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – the weekend-long event in Kendal, Cumbria, now in its sixth year – saw dedicated comics fans brave Storm Callum in their hundreds to enjoy a weekend of creator events, exhibitions (some still… Read More ›

In Review: ‘The Needleman’ by Martin Simpson

Created by Martin Simpson Published by Soaring Penguin Press “Needlemen are the dark enforcers of a dystopian city of slaves. For one particular Needlman, a seemingly everyday investigation will spiral out of control and comprehension….” The Review : This is a… Read More ›

Soaring Penguin Press brings in new director, announces new Canadian office

Soaring Penguin Press, publisher of the anthology Meanwhile and a range of graphic novels that includes Emma Vieceli and Malin Ryder’s BREAKS, has a new director. The independent publisher has made an offer to Eisner-nominated writer and editor Tim Pilcher to join… Read More ›

Lakes Festival Focus 2017: An interview with comic creator and Festival patron Emma Vieceli

The countdown has begun to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (13th – 15th). The downthetubes “Kendal Calling” interviews continue with a chat with artist and Festival patron Emma Vieceli, just as the first print collection of the… Read More ›

Soaring Penguin’s “Meanwhile…” anthology will return next year with more new Strangehaven

London-basex Soaring Penguin Press has announced a revamp for its acclaimed (but, sadly, low selling) anthology, Meanwhile…, which features all-new “Strangehaven” by Gary Spencer Millidge and David Hine and Mark Stafford’s terrific “The Bad, Bad Place“. “Essentially, sales were less than… Read More ›

Who Loves, Ya Kendal? VIZ, Knockabout offer free events as the Magnificent Emporium returns for Lakes Festival

With just one week to go to this year’s annual Lakes International Comic Art Festival (16th – 18th October 2015), the organisation has unveiled a host of free events to entice Festival goers to Kendal with the return of the Magnificent Knockabout White Elephant Emporium!… Read More ›

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