With the final hours of 2015 counting down, what better time to share some of our plans for 2016. We’ll begin in 2015 though, as the release of the new Bomb Scares collection in October started the ball rolling on a three year publishing plan for the title with the second of the planned 3 volumes coming your way in October 2016!
Conceived as such from the outset, editor Paul H Birch began working on each volume concurrently back in 2014 so the 2016 collection is well in hand. There’s also a facebook group about the Bomb Scares series here that has been going for a couple of months and includes lots of details about the creators involved and submission guidelines for the anthology.
The 2015 Bomb Scares collection was very well received – and was also our first book offered through Kickstarter, although as a pre-order rather than a full-funding vehicle – and so we’re expecting good things for the 2016 book!
The eagle eyed amongst you will also have spotted a word in the last but one paragraph that hints at a big change to what Time Bomb Comics will be doing going forward – and that word is “series”. After 8 years of publishing one-shots and graphic novels we’ll be launching our first ongoing title! This is a huge step for us, and one which we only really wanted to take if the right idea came along.
It’s called Flintlock and the inaugural edition has an expected launch date of April 2016. What makes it a little bit different is that each release in the Flintlock series will feature stories entirely set in the eighteenth century involving a regular cast of characters. Artist Anthony Summey has just completed the artwork for the main story in the launch edition – and you can see some of his character sketches involving that story above – whilst Italian artist Lorenzo Nicoletta is hard at work on one of the back up strips. We think it’s a little bit different from anything else that’s out there, and we hope you feel the same when the book’s released in the spring!
April and October then – the 2016 dates for the new Time Bomb Comics!