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THE UKs LARGEST INDEPENDENT COMICS PUBLISHER Between 1984-1994 I worked freelance as a writer/artist/editor/agent in comics as well as comics journalism for MU Press,Blue Comet Press,Fantagraphic Books,Eros Comics,Dorne,Fleetway,IPC and others in the United States,UK and Europe. During this period I also produced large numbers of single panel gag cartoons for agencies in Germany such as Boiselle-Lohmann and Baaske Agency –these going to magazines and publications around Europe. I also worked as a freelance editor in comics and publications ranging from wildlife,astronomy and science fiction magazines. From 1984 to present I've been self publishing comics as well as publications on a wide variety of subjects under the Black Tower banner. I have also produced packages of work for companies in India,Hong Kong and China. I have also been working as an industry advisor for smaller companies in countries such as India,Canada,Singapore,China,Europe and the US. hoopercomicsuk@yahoo.com

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Sunday, 25 January 2015


I write never ever to send me pdf event/book press releases.  So what do I get? Zipped files I have to download and open to get to...pdf files.

Word doc and any images as jpegs. Next repeat offender is black-listed from EVER getting a mention in CBO again.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Not A Very Productive Day

With all things getting in the way I only managed two rough pages today.  Here you go.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Arrow and The Flash: "Super Starts Here" Promo (HD)

As I Have Been Asked....

A couple emails that I think are better answered here in brief.

From the 1990s until 2007 I did try to find publishers for my books in Europe -the Czech, Slovak republics, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and so on. Sadly, most were not interested -a lot had no idea what I meant by comics -a double "??" here as the various trade sections of the respective embassies (I move in mysterious circles) had forwarded their details so...??

But if you know publishers in those countries tell them I'm here!

Oh, and the folk from India -yes, I tried India.  Boy, how I tried India but just got messed about.  Search for "Indian Comics" on this blog!

Just To Prove I HAVE Done Work....GREEN SKIES In Progress...

I know, I know.  I said there was no publication date for The Green Skies and, so far, there is not. But "Lord 0 Lord I feel my temperature risin!" as Elvis once sang.  If you ask "Elvis who?" Go away now!!!

Anyways, calm down. Deeeeeeep breath.  Sigh.

Well, there are LOTS of books on the online lulu.com store -link to the right on Blog Roll.  These include parts 1 and 2 of the "Invasion Earth" trilogy -Return Of The Gods: Twilight Of The Super Heroes and The Cross-Earths Caper.

There was a point to this..oh yes!  You want to see how high 300 (unedited) pages of Green Skies is? These are A3 (A3 size pages measure 29.7 x 42.0cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches) plastic folders -4 all together and I've just started putting art in folder no. 5!

See? Slow but getting there!

Hallelujah – Puddles Pity Party at the SF Regency Lodge Ballroom

Puddles is just ***** brilliant.  Listen to HIS version!!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

I Mght Argue About This But NOT Because They Are gay!

 From Dr Who 24/7:https://plus.google.com/u/0/117071068228531883043/posts

My argument is based on logic and reality (yeah, I know but there are certain lines).  1) Yeah, Victorian police and the public just look on -think not too much that it's a "lizard lady"!   2) HOW are they married? Certainly not in a church.  3) WHY does it matter that they are lesbians?  Why not a "Straight man"award.  You cannot control your sexuality, it was decided before you were born so....

"So" I realise I'm trying to use logic over Dr Who.  I lost this argument.  I withdraw.

Doctor Who has been nominated for a +GLAAD Media Award.

Peter Capaldi’s debut episode, ‘Deep Breath’ has been nominated for Best Individual Episode, for its inclusion of the lesbian couple Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint.

The annual ceremony pays tribute to advocates for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) community, and those who have represented the community in the media and entertainment industries.

The GLAAD Awards will take place in Los Angeles on 21st March and in New York on 9th May 2015.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

SECRET WARS Live Kickoff...if you expected some exciting news...bwahahaha

Basically, Marvel has run out of ideas so are stealing the idea of Crisis On Infinite Earths.  All this is, let's be honest, is an advert for Marvel the video ad you only see as the guy with the camera ties to zoom past a very bored Tom Brevoort, who just cannot keep quiet basically says "BUY! buy1 buy! buy!" an I think this Marvel fan said it all in the comments:

Marco Claudino

"There are no words to express how pissed i am...half an hour of my life in the toilet"
Seriously, it is just saying you have to buy all the books and that is it.  Oh, and the video only start at 3m 36 secs.

BilBOlbul Newsletter 21 gennaio 2015

Hmm. I Might Be Back....

Been quite unwell since last week hence the quietness around here -though there have been over 60 posts this month.

Want a change? Pop over to the Anomalous Observational Phenomena blog -link on blog roll.