Solipsistic Pop – an anthology that features the very best in alternative UK comics – has launched its website with a manifesto that states the intentions of a new wave of comic artists taking over the UK alternative scene.
With contributors that include Anna Saunders, Daniel Locke, Philip Spence, Stephen Collins (above) and Tom Humberstone, Solipsistic Pop is to be a biannual anthology designed to spotlight the best in alternative comic art from the UK.
“It features diverse, beautiful, twisted and peculiar Comics that you won’t be able to find anywhere else,” explains Humberstone. “Comic artists old and new are encouraged to contribute. Solipsistic Pop intends to provide a support structure and outlet for UK alternative Comics.
“Each book of Solipsistic Pop will be a boutique, tactile product: an interactive, unique artefact designed to suit the content of each edition with an extremely limited printrun.”
The website will be updated with previews of artwork from the first book, to be published in November, essays, news and related live events.
• Read the manifesto and find out more at: www.solipsisticpop.com/
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.