The digital STRIP #6 is now on sale for iPad on the iTunes store, comprising some strips from the print edition of STRIP #5 and some bonus digital only extras, for just £1.99.
Mike Conroy – who is Print Media’s point of contact in the UK – has also received the print edition of Issue 5, after a very long wait and several woefully incorrect updates from Print Media Bosnia’s previous couriers.
Earlier this year, unaware of the problems that would befoul its print magazine, Print Media decided to split the content of the giant-size STRIP #5 roughly in half in order to produce two special, experimental digital editions. STRIP Issue 6, published in partnership with ROK Comics, is the second of these, and includes some bonus items that include special promotional pages for a number of British comic creator-owned projects such as RollerGrrls by Gary Erskine.
The line up is:
• In BLACK OPS EXTREME (by John Freeman and PJ Holden) the the do-or-die military team face off with a dangerous terrorist in the middle of an embassy siege!
• Reluctant hero Constant finds himself betrayed in THE DEVIL’S HERITAGE (by Jerome Felix and Paul Gastine)!
• Will an elven warrior find the help she needs in her quest in AGE OF HEROES (James Hudnall and John Ridgway)?
• Meet DAN BARTON OF SPACE COMMAND: space pilot without a clue (by John Freeman and Andrew Chiu)
• Read the latest STRIP Challenge – BODY POP by Paul Rainey and Robert Wells
All this plus interviews with comic creators Leo Hartas (artist and co-creator of the stunning “Mirabilis: Year of Wonders”) and writer and publisher Jim Alexander (plus some pages from his comic, “Amongst the Stars”, drawn by Mike Perkins); a taster for Tim Perkins glorious space fantasy story, “Worlds End”; and more crazy antics from BOGEY-MAN BOB.
There are also special tasters of two comics from Print Media’s digital partner, ROK Comics – Team M.OB.I.L.E. and Houdini.
The previous digital issues of STRIP – for iPad only at present – are also available for just £1.99 each.
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.
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