Diego Comics launches “European Comics Journal” project

A spread from Orcs Forged For War by Stan Nicholls and Joe Flood - creators who will be interviewed in the first issue of the planned European Comics Journal.

A spread from Orcs Forged For War by Stan Nicholls and Joe Flood – creators who will be interviewed in the first issue of the planned European Comics Journal.


Diego Comics Publishing – the only publisher in the United Kingdom that focuses on some of the best-selling Italian authors for teenagers and adults – has launched a Kickstarter for its proposed European Comics Journal, aiming to rlease the first issue on 14th March 2015.

The free journal will be distributed in print at the London Super Comic Con.

European Comics Journal is an endeavor of Diego Comics Publishing that is dedicated to European comic authors and illustrators. The first issue of the journal, which has a modest crowdfunding target of £800, will include interviews with Giuseppe Di Bernardo, author of Desdemona & Adam 2.0, Augusto Chiarle, author of Shadow of Mars steampunk saga, Stan Nicholls and Joe Flood, author and illustrator of ORCS: Forged for War, the first graphic novel in Stan’s beloved Orcs universeJuan El Torres, owner and author of Amigo Comics and Nico Lorenzutti, translator and publisher of Salgari’s adventurous novels.

There will also be articles about the art of translation, and one of the most mysterious crime stories in Italian history: The Monster of Firenze. The journal will also feature masterclasses by respected graphic novel artists as they demonstrate various illustration techniques and help you hone your comic drawing skills

Also featured will be overviews of DCP’s exciting upcoming release such as the mystery crime set in Florence Desdemona, and the conspiracy science fiction adventures of Adam 2.0.

DieGo Comics Publishing is a family London-based independent publishing house, operating since 2012, dedicated to discover the unheard voices and unseen masterpieces of Italy, and to pushing their selection of fantasy literature across the world.

European Comics Journal gives an inside look at the work, preparation and art behind the scenes of the European comics industry,” says DCP’s Giuseppe Pennestri. “The journal will contain ad space pertaining to businesses that deal in comics of every genre.”

European Comics Journal is currently crowd funding on Kickstarter to fund their upcoming Comic Con Convention tour and to begin printing and free distributing the journal to the public at London Super Comic Con!

View the European Comics Journal Kickstarter here

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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