Jimmy Broxton's Cover
Last month I posted very briefly about The Comic Book Alliance' "The Spirit of Hope" project I have taken part in. A grand project put together in record time I guess considering number of artists and writers and the fact it should be rolling out at the printers sometime next week. (Only having 2 pages for me to do helped their timetable no end i'm sure)
In The CBA's own words
"The Spirit of Hope is a unique anthology of short stories from the world’s greatest creators dealing with the impact of disasters on people’s everyday lives. Creators include Liam Sharp, Henry Flint, Nick Abadzis, Glenn Dakin, Mark Buckingham, Al Davison and Peter Hogan with stories covering all aspects of human life in the face of catastrophe. The collection comes in two editions – one with a beautiful Jimmy Broxton cover and a second with a cool Michael Allred cover. All profit from the title will go to help disaster victims via Second Harvest and the New Zealand Red Cross."
Panel 'Trawler' Written by Jason Cobley Art by me
The anthology features 50 pieces of donated art from 92 top international creators in the comic book industry.
Edited by Alan Cowsill and Tim Pilcher, Spirit of Hope is being offered in two alternate covers - one by Jimmy Broxton (above), the other by Mike Allred (left). Creators involved include Natalie Abadzis, Nick Abadzis, Adrian Bamforth, Jasper Bark, Donna Barr, Jordie Bellaire, Paul H Birch, Bolt-01, Dan Boultwood, Mark Buckingham, Jim Campbell, Richmond Clements, Jason Cobley, Simon Coleby, Mike Collins, Martin Conaghan, Gary Crutchley, Glenn Dakin, Al Davison, Brandon DeStefano, Benjamin Dickson, Martin Eden, Mats Engesten, Gary Erskine, Al Ewing, Glenn B Flemming, Emma Flint, Henry Flint, Leigh Gallagher, Matt Gibbs, Gary Gilbert, Alan Grant, Jon Haward, Peter Hogan, Kev Hopgood, Graeme Howard, Inko, Rich Johnston, Ant Jones, GM Jordan, Jessica Kemp, David Leach, Tony Lee, Nigel Lowrey, Ciaran Lucas, Paul McLaren, Gary Spencer Millidge, Michiru Morikawa, Alex Moore, Leonie O’Moore, Michiru Morkawa, Eva Perkins, Grant Perkins, Martyn Pick, Maria Pickering, David Pugh, James Reekie, Regan, Neil Roberts, Darick Roberston, John Robbins, John Ross, Declan Shalvey, Liam Sharp, Akiko Shimojima, Si Spencer, Vicky Stonebridge, Lew Stringer, Steve Tanner, Archie Templar, S Thompson, Geoffrey D. Wessel, Chris Western, Andrew Wildman, WJC, Ant Williams, Rob Williams, Sean Michael Wilson and Yel Zamor.
The book is on it's way and can be ordered from the CBA site HERE.
Michael Allred's cover
Spirit of Hope are also on Facebook
What a week I have had. At last weeks 2D festival, Rob Davis passed on some of my comics to the legendary Mick McMahon, who, as it turned out, enjoyed them! (Hooray! #1) A couple of days later (tipped off by Rob) Mick McMahon starts a blog where he is posting work, unseen work and projects in progress (Hooray! #2) Then yesterday, I made a rare visit to a pub in town and met him for a few beers! He is such a splendid fellow and I hope i managed to contain my fan awe and not make a tit of myself. (fingers crossed)
Mick McMahon and Ben Dickson's Kestrels, in the making.