• New issue, plus new printings of #1 and the one shot!!

    by  • March 8, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Hi friends!

    Long time since the one shot and i’ve been busy with Torsobear – but issue #4 ‘Urban Crapification’ is up for pre-order now and available from London Super Comic Con (March 13th-15th) onwards!

    Check out the cover here, plus new variant covers for the reprints of #1 and last year’s one shot.

    One love,

     

    Brett :)

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    Capping off 2013: ‘Torsobear’ – my short story in Outré #2. Plus – Vale special in print!

    by  • December 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Hi friends!

    Wow, talk about a packed year.

    Four issues of a mini series, multiple scripts/collaborations and shorts done, old series re-released, surprise award nominations had, TV producer pitched to, first year as a father survived.

    There’s plenty of work done in 2013 that will bleed into the next couple of years as releases and revisions trickle out, but i’d just like to highlight a couple of final releases for the year.

    First is my 8 page story, ‘Torsobear’, in issue two of Magnus Aspli and Glenn Moane’s awesome digital anthology, Outré. It’s completely free and set up for most devices and comics readers. There’s a rich seam of talent running through the whole book, so check out the other stories, illustrations and musings by fellow indie creators.

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    Download it here - http://outrepress.com/?p=1216

     

    Also,  in the nick of time, the fantastic folks at UK Comics got the print run of the The Vale special to me for fulfilling orders. Thanks to Stuart and his staff for the great service… and the yummy treats they came with! ;)

    They passed my baby girl’s careful print-checking and have gone to retail. See for yourself -

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    All in all, it’s been a hard year, but such a rewarding one. I hope to see all of you again on the convention circuit and keep putting out fresh books.

    From all at The Vale and Dead Universe Publishing teams, we wish you the happiest of holidays. Peace!

     

    Brett x

    Order The Vale one shot comic – ‘I don’t know what I did last summer!’

    by  • December 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Hi Folks,

    It’s been quiet here for a while, but rest assured online silence is always down to a flurry of activity with pencil and laptop.

    So, here to cap off an amazing year of publishing, comes a special one-shot comic – The Vale ‘I don’t what I did last summer’.

    Set a year prior to the main series, it follows our friends adventure to Ireland for a stag do.

    There’s 6 foot drunken newts, Leprechauns, rips in space-time and of course copious amounts of booze.

    Featuring the writing talents of my partner in life and crimes against art, F Harmon.

    Also, a special piece of art by my good friend and fellow DUP alum, Lee Killeen – artist of ‘Kaiju Steel’.

    Who could say no?

    Check out the cover image and order it in print here -

    http://deaduniversepublishing.bigcartel.com/product/the-vale-i-don-t-know-what-i-did-last-summer

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    First Fan Art, amazing sketch of Jan from The Vale!

    by  • October 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Hi friends!

     

    First fan art (of sorts) for The Vale. This awesome sketch of Jan is by the huge talent that is Lee Killeen – he draws Kaiju Steel (also from Dead Universe Publishing, like my books).

    It is a bit more Manga-style than the book itself, but if anything he captures Jan’s indignity and simmering rage in a single look.

    All this makes me think that Mr Killeen could easily be commissioned for a pin up in the very near future. What do you guys think?

    Jan sketch Lee Killeen

     

    British Comic Award Nomination and New Variant Covers

    by  • October 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Hi guys!

    It’s been a while since my last update, lots going on the life front – but finally some Vale news!

    Most of the DUP crew (myself included) had our titles nominated for ‘best comic’ in the 2013 British Comic Awards. None of us made it past the longlist to the shortlist, but it was a huge boost and an honour to be nominated.

    Also, me and my partner in life and in crime, Faye Harmon, are wrapping up work on the Script for The Vale Winter Special one-shot comic “I don’t know what I did last summer”, which I am working on the art for right now.

    To celebrate our nomination, I have put together two new variant covers for the first couple of issue’s 3rd printings!! Check ‘em out, they’re quite nice…

    Laters peeps,

    Brett.

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    Fresh from LFCC, new review for The Vale!

    by  • July 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    I’ll do a lengthier post later about the awesomeness that was London Film and Comic Con, but first here’s a mainly positive review of the book from Superatomica.com -

    http://superatomica.com/2013/07/08/the-vale-1-3-review/

    Nice to get more feedback and criticism, that i’m on the right track.

    Also glad they found Shugg occasionally annoying, he’s meant to be.

    Bless him, the little green dick.

     

    Laterz fam,

    Brett