Hot on the heels of a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, which finished last weekend with more than double their original funding goal, Wild River Comics are coming to MCM London Comic Con with convention exclusive copies of their
freshly printed debut title, Daughters of Albion #1, featuring a cover by Jeff Spokes.
Co-created by Denis Phan and Trevor Jayakody, with art by Matt Timson, as we previously reported, Daughters of Albion introduces readers to an alternate London where magic and technology co-exist. When cyberpunk hacker Hashani discovers a magical amulet dropped by two strange beings, she and her friends start to uncover the mysteries of Albion, which has been simmering beneath the surface all along.
To celebrate the launch of the title and to distinguish it from the Kickstarter exclusive versions of the comic, this convention exclusive edition will feature a brand new cover by fan-favourite artist, Jeff Spokes.
Attendees have the choice between two convention packages – for £10 they can get the comic with two limited-edition prints and a Wild River Comics tote bag, or for £20 they can get all of that plus an extra three limited-edition prints featuring art by Junggeon Yoon, Piotr Kowalski, and Simon ‘Pye’ Parr.
Artist Matt Timson will be at the Wild River Comics booth (S940) throughout the
convention, alongside co-creator Trevor Jayakody and editor Martin Eden, so fans can get their copies of the book signed.
Wild River Comics is a brand-new London-based comic studio born out of a shared passion for the beautiful, intricate, expressive medium of comic book storytelling.
Based in the heart of creative Shoreditch, the independent publisher is on a mission to tell intriguing stories that ask important questions, introduce the world to our exciting and complex characters, and show off the skill and talent of its creative teams.
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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.