We’re pleased to report that the second issue of Sentient Zombie Space Pigs from Disconnected Press, written by Lizzie Boyle and drawn by partner Conor Boyle, is now on sale – and it looks just as fun as the first issue, which we raved on its release last October. (Artist Conor Boyle tells me he and Lizzie have been frantically busy with numerous other projects, so this had to wait a while).
Here’s the info on Issue Two:
First Contact has been lost in a field. Humanity stumbles on, slightly peckish.
Old Harlan Hipstickle was just protecting his property when he shot the alien that landed in his backyard. No reason for a fuss, and no point in having folks know his business.
And what’s wrong with the pigs getting a feed at the same time? It’s only nature.
Now Harlan’s got a pitchfork through his belly, his townsfolk have transformed into slavering swine, and it seems his only nephew Carl and niece Jenny have got an idea with any sense: To get one of the pigs to the vet.
With the media, the FBI and the military all starting to take notice, they need to act fast.
Sentient Zombie Space Pigs is a hilarious cautionary tale about being nice to strangers and watching what you eat. It’s also a tongue-in-cheek salute to some projects that perhaps look to make a profit before making something worthwhile. Issue One was fab, and Issue Two continues the craziness.
Lizzie Boyle is a writer of comics and fiction. She produced Lost: Boys and How To Kill Bears for Disconnected Press and has also been published in FutureQuake’s Something Wicked, target=”_blank”Hallowscream, Dr WTF!? and Disconnected, Volume 1.
Her short fiction was published in the Bristol Short Story Prize anthology in July 2012, and she has been shortlisted for the Fish Publishing Short Story Prize, the Frome Short Story Competition and the Flash500 Flash Fiction Competition. Her comics work will soon feature in Unseen Shadows, Into The Woods 2 and Zarjaz, and in Do Aliens Play Basketball?, due out from Disconnected Press in November 2013.
Conor Boyle‘s debut graphic novel Who On Earth Was Thaddeus Mist? was published by Accent UK in 2012. A second, Pirates of the Lost World, has recently been published by Markosia. He is part of the artistic team for Barry Nugent’s Tales of the Fallen, drew Dark Judgements 1 and 2 for FutureQuake Press, and has contributed to Disconnected, Volume 1, The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel and, of course, the fantastic-looking shared worlds zombie anthology Dead Roots.
• Sentient Zombie Space Pigs is on sale from the Disconnected Press online shop at www.disconnectedpress.co.uk – or you can buy a copy from them direct at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal (17th – 19th October) and Thought Bubble in Leeds (15th – 16th November) which will close out their comic convention year. The team will be selling Sentient Zombie Space Pigs One and Two, Disconnected Volumes Two and Three — and a brand new, top secret book…
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.