Tuesday, July 19, 2011

More previews and a review

So two weeks on and I'm happy to report the comic seems to be going down pretty well. Thank heavens!

The mag has had a nice little write up by John Freeman on Down The Tubes, which you can read HERE.

The first review of the comic is also online HERE at Everything Comes Back to 2000ad. Pretty happy with that one! :)

I hope to get a few more reviews coming in soon, I'll be sure to post them when they arrive.

In the meantime, here are a few more previews from Issue 1, in case you haven't been convinced to give it a try yet!

From Atomic Call, art/letters by David Blankley:

From Halo and the Gryphon, art by Louis Carter, letters by Chaingun Chimp:

From Mammoth-Jack, art/letters by Owen Watts:

Based on the response to issue 1, issue 2 is now definately a go. The scripts are written and now it just remains for me to track down my artistic comrades and lock them up in a dark room somewhere for a couple of months! Once more upon the breach, my friends! Tally-ho!!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Vanguard! Issue One - Available Now!

At last, our baby is ready to be sent out into the Big Bad World!

The culmination of several months work is back from the printers and boy does it look awesome! (If I do say so myself. :)

My collaborators on this project have put their all into turning in some fantastic-looking pages and the whole thing sits together really well. With this first issue, our small-press adventure is off to a fine beginning, and I can promise that it will only get better from here. The only thing to do now is attempt to get some copies of this beautiful little comic into your mitts, so we can share all our hard work with you! And with that in mind...here's the ordering info!

The best way to order is via paypal.
Our paypal ID is vanguardcomic@gmail.com
Costs are as follows:

In the UK:
Comic - £2.00 Postage - £1.50
In NI:
Comic - £2.00 Postage £1.00
Comic - €2.50 Postage - €1.00 (or free if I live close enough to you to deliver!:)

We've tried to keep the price as low as possible whilst also attempting to garner back some of the printing costs. Unfortunately, the postage cost is the regular postage cost and there's absolutely nothing we can do about that.

If you don't like Paypal and would like to discuss alternative means of payment you can contact us at vanguardcomic@gmail.com

And just for the record, here's what you get for your money:

24 pages of shiny comic goodness!
8 noir- styled pages of femme fatale action by David Blankley!
7 mind-tripping pages of fantasy action featuring Gryphons and Smoke Angels by Louis Carter!
6 wonderful panels of dark humour by El Magnifico El Chivo!
5 greyscale-tastic pages of donkey-packed mayhem by Owen Watts!
4 stories covering a mix of sci-fi, fantasy, humour and horror genres!
3 preview panels from the next installments of our stories!
2 pages of gloriously atmospheric gothic art by David Withers!
and 1 arsom, full colour cover by the one and only Liam Byrne!

How do you like them apples?? :)

Go on, give us a try folks! There's something in here for everyone and I honestly don't think you'll be disappointed! We need your support and feedback to make sure the next issue is even better!


Dirk Van Dom, July 2011