New BoJeffries Saga in the Works

Alan Moore has again mentioned Top Shelf Comix will be publishing new episodes of his quirky story The BoJeffries Saga – a strip which can be likened, perhaps, to The Addams Family or The Munsters in terms of its “monster living on your street” setting.

The Bojeffries Saga - Atomeka

Top British comics artist Steve Parkhouse will again be drawing the strip, as he told downthetubes some time ago, but swore us to secrecy as it had yet to be “officially announced”.

Alan subsequently mentioned the new stories in Padraig Ó Méalóid’s fab interview with Alan for Forbidden Planet International recently, but we didn’t pick up on it. More fool us!

First published in 1980s title Warrior, additional installments of the Bojeffries Saga, described as a “soap opera of the paranormal” later appeared in US ttile Flesh and Bones, before all the Warrior installments were reprinted in colour in Dalgoda.

Five new stories then appeared in Atomeka’s A1 Anthology (and Swimsuit Special), before the entire series plus some new ones were reprinted in a single volume, Tundra’s The Complete Bojeffries Saga in 1984.

Two new stories were due to be published in 2005 in A1’s Bojeffries Terror Tome #1, but that was never released.

Moore mentioned the new episodes of his surreal title during his talk for the ComicICA Festival on Tuesday night, according to reports on Bleeding Cool and Joel Meadows’ Walls and Bridges web sites.

• More about the Bojeffries Saga on The Magic Robot Digital Scrapbook

• Bojeffries Saga on International Hero

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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