The third Temple APA anthology, a collection of work from one of Britain’s longest-running Amateur Press Associations, is available for download (PDF format).
Featuring work by Adam Grose, Dave Hailwood, Malcolm Kirk, Simon Mackie, Tony Suleri, Paul Eldridge and Jim Stewart, the anthology is intended as a platform to promote the creators and deliver some darn fine comics fun along the way. It also includes a new Small Press Directory.
My favourite parts of this issue have to be Simon Mackie’s autobiographical strip and Tony Suleri’s increasingly confident work – strip and illustration samples with simply stunning vibrancy. And, of course, it was great to read Paul Edridge’s smashing strips he originally created over on the ROK Comics platform again — both very funny! — as is Malcolm Kirk’s Stick Man.
“I’d like to attract some new and old faces for the next issue,” says Dave Hailwood. “So if you’re an old Temple member please send in a couple pages and if you can’t spread the word!”
The next deadline is 22nd June 2009.
• Templeapa at: http://templeapa.ning.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.