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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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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

No Messing Around -The 2016 Clallam Bay Comicon Is Being Organised Now!

From Donna Barr:
"The fifth annual Clallam Bay Comicon on the way

CLALLAM BAY, WASHINGTON - The fifth annual Clallam Bay Comicon will be held July 9-10, 2016, in the Lion's Club building in Clallam Bay (90 Bogachiel Street), on Washington State's Olympic Peninsula. Full details at www.donnabarr.com

No admission fee, very low sales table rates; first-come, first-served.
Peninsula businesses and communities are encouraged to offer welcoming specials or events to Comicon attendees.

Contacts: donnabarr01@gmail.com and 360 963 2935"

And, yes, I know that is the 2014 poster but it looks pretty and Pinterest don't take posts without images so there!  :-P

QRD On Blog Roll

QRD #74To help support Independent creators, I have added QRD to the blog roll. This online mag looks at music and comics -with interviews with creators and musicians so please check them out!

Hooper-Scharf -QRD?

No, no, no. It is NOT some sort of mental disorder. QRD is the site that interviewed me and I did promise that when the interview was published I'd let everyone know!

So here is the link:http://www.silbermedia.com/qrd/archives/74thooper.html

Have fun!

Monday, 27 July 2015

Return Of The Gods & The Cross-Earths Caper Parts 1 & 2 Of The "Invasion Earth" Trilogy

The Return Of The Gods:Twilight of the Super Heroes

Terry Hooper-Scharf
Black & White
331 Pages
Price: £20.00
It begins slowly with Earth’s heroes going about their daily tasks –fighting a giant robot controlled by a mad scientist’s brain , attackers both human and mystical -even alien high priests of some mysterious cult and their zombie followers and, of course, a ghost and a young genius lost in time. 
Pretty mundane. But there is a huge alien Mother-ship near the Moon and strange orange spheres chase some of Earth’s heroes who vanish into thin air –are they dead?
 Then black, impenetrable domes cover cities world-wide. 
Alien invasion of Earth! 
A war between the Dark Old Gods and the pantheons that followed! 
Warriors from Earth’s past having to battle each day and whether they die or not they are back the next day!
 And no one suspects the driving force behind the events that could cause destruction and chaos throughout the multiverse —assaulted on all fronts can Earth’s defenders succeed or will they fail...is this truly the end?


 Terry Hooper-Scharf
Black & White
107 Pages 
Price: £12.00
Following the events on Neo Olympus and the Boarman invasion of Earth, many heroes and crime-fighters have withdrawn from activity. 
 Some are trying to recover from injuries while others are fighting the mental scars left by the events. 
 As heroes from other parallels who helped during the events return home, members of the Special Globe Guard are shocked at the sudden appearance of Zom of the Zodiac. 
Very soon, a group of heroes find a quick rescue mission turn sour as they become lost between parallel Earths and threats. Sometimes one Earth just is not enough. 
The complete story published in issues 7-10 of Black Tower Adventure now in...one handy dandy book!

Views Are Already over 2000 -and it's only 1600 hrs!

I just noticed that it is only 16:05 BST and the hits are over 2000+ -from following the links I post. But looking at the actual views....amazing.

United States
United Kingdom

Comics: A Stick Of Dynamite

I did say "literally" -remember?


CBO has now had over 2 Million views and the numbers are climbing.  Along with Google+ and others it means CBO posts have been viewed some 6 million times in the last four years.
I wiwish I could see those two million viewers but what the heck.


My Next Post

My next post on comics will quite literally be a stick of dynamite. Get ready!

Friday, 24 July 2015

Vote for the New Hasbro Marvel Legends Figure And Win

Quick up-date. The micro Ant Man figure is being sold on Ebay for between $19-45. The other figures are taken from the packs and going for $65-100 and the case as shown below for $110-130. THAT is 'fan' greed.
Firstly, Hasbro is releasing these anyway.  Their greed and disdain for figure buyers as anything other than piggy banks to exploit for their "bucket" (of cash) items was proven at the San Diego Comic Con -and I hope you watched THAT video?

Oh, here are "your" choices":

Pick between Darkhawk, Angela, Symbiote Spider-Man and Mysterio!

The fans at San Diego Comic-Con have spoken. Sixteen Marvel Heroes were up to become the new Marvel Legends figure, but now only four remain! The champions are Darkhawk, Angela, Symbiote Spider-Man and Mysterio and now it is up to you to vote for your favorite and choose who becomes Hasbro’s next Marvel Legend!

The decision is in your hands. And to sweeten the deal, you could win a Hasbro SDCC 2015 Exclusive Ant-Man Figure Set signed by Stan Lee!

Yes, they took huge trailer trucks full of free figures for SDCC and had so many even that event was not big enough to throw them all away.  Seriously, That is how 'exclusive' they were.  I do see these freebies on Ebay with asking prices of anywhere from $25-$90.00.  Greed is contagious.
 SDCC 2015 Ant-Man Figures Box Set Hasbro Exclusive
 Scale is mostly irrelevant when it comes to the size-shifting superhero, this set’s Hank Pym figure is in the 3.75″ Marvel Infinite scale and features swappable heads with and without the Ant-Man helmet. On the larger side of things, there’s both a 6″ Goliath and a 12″ Giant Man (the latter wearing the more recent comic book version of the costume) while, in a smaller scale, there’s both 1.5″ Scott Lang Ant-Man and a tiny 1″ version of the original Hank Pym Ant-Man costume. The 1.5" version is the one the money is being asked for NOT the larger figures.

You can see the actual set here: http://marveltoynews.com/hasbro-sdcc-2015-exclusive-ant-man-figures-box-set/
 Look at several different comic book iterations of Marvel's newest movie star with our gallery of Hasbro's Comic-Con Exclusive Ant-Man action figure set.
If you are that dumb and want to just contribute to making Hasbro more money See rules below.