Orang Utan Comics has released the third issue of its anthology title Faster Than Light, featuring the work of creators such as Ian Sharman, Valerio Giangiordano, Simon Wyatt, Ashley Soltis and Jeff Balke.
Indie publisher OUC’s flagship anthology series, FTL offers a range of quick fire stories, this time including a trip back in time to the hallowed halls of Valhalla for a twisted weird war tale and a lone teenager debating his fate with the omniscient narrator of his life’s story.
Alongside four comic strips are two prose stories, beautifully illustrated by exceptional, young photographer, Ashley Soltis.
“I’ve always loved photographs,” says Ashley on her blog, in an interview with OUC’s Managing Editor Ian Sharman. “My family has always documented life through photography and at first, that’s all I wanted to do… just take snapshots. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t as in love with it as I am now until I joined a href=”http://www.derelict-heart.deviantart.com/”>DeviantArt where I was inspired by a lot of photographers that I continue to follow to this day.”
“2009 has been a big year for Orang Utan Comics and we’re seeing the year out with some exciting new releases,” says Ian. “This third issue of FTL sees us taking some bold new steps as we begin to create a clear identity for our flagship anthology.”
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.