Wednesday, 28 January 2009


New sci-fi action/adventure comic now available FREE online!

"The YOUNG GODS creative team is a creative team that is well worth watching. We will see where they are going, with the story, with the characters. You want to interest the reader to follow the series, and this creative team has done that." – Paty Cockrum

Orang Utan Comics Studio today released the first part of their Young Gods OGN onto an unsuspecting world. An action packed adventure tale, Young Gods is certain to appeal to a wide range of comic book fans. The series sees OUCS make the bold leap from the printed page into digital media, with Young Gods being available to read completely FREE online, via the digital publishing site Orang Utan Comics Studio were the first organisaton to sign up to myebook’s publishing partnership plan when it went live last year.

“I think we recognized the huge potential of myebook about thirty seconds after first being shown it,” said Orang Utan Comics Studio’s Managing Editor and Young Gods’ creator, Ian Sharman. “It’s an ideal solution for small studios like ourselves who want to get our work in front of as many people as possible but don’t have the capital to finance large print runs.”

With the recent policy changes at Diamond reducing the opportunities for small press and independent publishers to reach a wide audience through traditional print publications, Orang Utan Comics Studio see online digital publishing as an essential tool for distributing their comics to a wider market.

Ian Sharman has been working on Young Gods since he was a teenager, gaining the initial inspiration while listening to the Little Angels album of the same name. However, the road from original idea to the comic book page has been a long one, and finding the right creative team to bring his ideas to life proved very challenging. “I think we went through seven artists, including at one point myself, before we found Ezequiel Pineda. His unique style was exactly what I was looking for, allowing the focus to shift from the overblown superheroics to the diverse characters that make up the team,” added series writer, Ian Sharman. The addition of Mauro Barbosa on colours proved that lightening can strike twice, as his dynamic colours proved to be the perfect complement to Ezequiel’s art. “I’ve been incredibly fortunate,” Ian continued, “finding not only one, but two extremely talented artists with the same passion for this comic that I have.”

The first part of the Young Gods OGN, which introduces the team and sets up plot points that will be continued in a six issue series that the Young Gods team are currently hard at work on is available to read FREE online right now, and the second part will be released on Feb 28th. Be one of the first to read this exciting new comic, and share it with your friends online, just as you would a YouTube video:

Myebook - Young Gods: Part One - click here to open my ebook

Friday, 9 January 2009

CBG Fan Awards Nominations's so long since Eleventh Hour Vol 1 came out...sometimes I forget that it came out on 2008...

Hmmm...wha? Oh, yes...the CBG Fan Awards are asking for nominations... This from their site....

"Between now and February 28, 2009, you, the fans, have the chance to nominate your favorites of the past year for the Comics Buyer's Guide's annual Fan Awards. Any comics material with a 2008 cover date or copyright is eligible for consideration. Creators are eligible only if they had work published with a 2009 cover date or copyright.

Again this year, we're offering a nominating round with the survey below.

The final ballot with the top nominees from each category will be available online in mid-March

Only vote in the categories you want, leaving blank the ones you don't. Please, only one nominee per category.

Feel free to mention this nominating ballot on other websites, but we ask those websites or posters to not give potential voters a list of what creators and projects they should vote for and which they should avoid. Such detailed listings amount to a request for ballot box stuffing. As ever, ballot box stuffing will result in discarding the ballots in question. This is a democratic process with everyone free to pick their favorites, not ones that they're told to vote for. Soliciting votes is allowed, but filling in the blanks for potential voters is not."

So, obviously, I'm not going to tell you who to vote for, but do go here and vote.


Friday, 2 January 2009

JC's Johnny Monster

Our very own JC Grande (5th Outlaw) has a new series starting in February from Shadowline/Image. Find out more here.

I should have posted this back in November, but hey the book's out next month so go buy it - ok!