Big Punch Studios are Nich Angell, Lucy Brown, Jon Lock and Alice White: four friends with a passion for dynamic, inspiring storytelling and a life less ordinary. Their collective skills cover writing, editing, illustration, filmmaking, game design and more who between them they have produced the hit independent comic series Afterlife Inc. and 7STRING, and provided work for such diverse clients as Titan and the BBC. They’ve also been known to rock a pretty good Kickstarter campaign (or two)…
Big Punch Magazine – Issue Two is on sale now – is their latest creative venture: a quarterly magazine serialising five ongoing stories from the Big Punch multiverse and the studio’s flagship product, offering engaging, dynamic and colourful storytelling for all ages, specialising in the stories the editorial love to read. themselves.
“With two of the Big Punch Team already being seasoned comic book creators, BPM was conceived as a way for us to tell the stories we had waiting in the wings in a quarterly, episodic fashion,” they say.
“BPM takes you right to the heart of Big Punch, meeting awesome characters, discovering strange new universes, and hurtling through some amazing action! BPM brings you epic sci-fi and fantasy, comedy and excitement, and brand new comics you won’t see anywhere else, all from the creative masterminds at Big Punch Towers.”
Although akin to the likes of Japan’s Shonen Jump and 2000AD, BPM is not an anthology comic. “With characters and stories that return each issue from the same dedicated creative team, BPM is like the best TV channel you can imagine, with all your favourite animes, thrillers and sci-fi/fantasy shows continuing right where they left off whenever you tune in!”
It’s well worth checking out over on their web site – a subscription costs just £5 a quarter (plus postage), offering a multiverse of epic, interlinked sagas that you don’t need to buy multiple books to keep up with. It’s all in one place. What are you waiting for?
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.