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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Just checking the computer is working as all the electricity went off.
You know how you think to yourself "Bills paid, nothing owing. Time to treat myself"? I did just that as I put the potato bake I've been looking forward all day into the oven. One minute later, flash from kitchen and loud "Boompf!"
Cooker gone. My meal gone.
Belling cookers, heh? Two years old, not used that often and then....dead. At least it never set fire to the house.
I did see, happily, that I just sold a copy of Some Things Strange And Sinister to someone in the United States. £15.00. Well, £15.00 is the cover price from which I get £4.67. But a sale is a sale. Right?
And, as my computer is going REALLY slow I'm guessing the whole electricity blowing HAS affected it. sigh. Could this year get better?
Keith Page signed on with the prestigious
London-based Temple Art Agency and began illustrating for
Fleetway/IPC and DC Thomson’s weekly titles as well as annuals as
diverse as 2000AD and Supergran in a Britain where reading comics
was a natural part of daily life for most kids.
He was to
illustrate sci-fi epics for Starblazer pocket
books and the aviation-adventure serial Tales of the Gold
Monkey in Polystyle’s TV Comic, both wrote and drew
Martello 112 for Revolver and become Dan Dare’s
artist on The Eagle. In 1992 he would begin an
extensive run illustrating Thunderbirds for both the comic and The
Sunday Times, then in 1996 he commenced his even longer run
producing material for Commando, notably the famous
Ramsey's Raiders series and more recently themed
books. There are
children now reading newsstand comics whose grandparents may also
been brought up engrossed in Keith Page’s work between the pagesof
The Beano, MASK, Wildcat, Supernaturals, Scream, Stingray
the Comic, Joe 90, Football Picture Story Monthly, Bunty, The
Dandy, Sonic the Comic, Mighty Max and others. And yet,
since his artistic debut within the pages of the Denis Gifford
produced AllySloper, there has also been something of the free
spirit to Keith Page. Recent years have found him exploring these
possibilities, writing and drawing the Dan Dare-related Rocket
Pilot for Spaceship Away, collaborating with screenwriter Stephen
Walsh on their critically popular graphic novels about the French
secret agent Charlotte Corday in The Iron Moon (from Print Media),
London Calling and Squadron of the Screaming Damned (from Time
Bomb) that are also becoming available digitally via ROK Comics,
and similarly developing The Casebook of Bryant & May into
graphic form with the author of this uncanny detectives series
Christopher Fowler, and their first collaboration out via PS Art
Books as The Soho Devil. For more
on Keith Page visit: www.keithpageukcomicsartist.blogspot.co.uk
World War II, an elite band of superhumans rise to power and take
control of the capital cities of Europe in this remarkable alternate
Amidst the turmoil of the First World War, a new
breed of superhuman is born as a result of illegal chemical weapons.
While some members of this unique new class of society choose to fight
against injustice, others use their extraordinary capabilities to spread
terror. However, something far more powerful is lurking on the horizon,
a threat that could erase them from existence for good.
"The teaser image, created by Infinity artist Dustin Weaver,
is interesting because it shows Thanos with the Gauntlet, but with only
the Reality and Mind Gems attached, leaving the Soul, Time, Space, and
Power gems unaccounted for.
"The teaser also suggests that Star-Lord will be involved in the
event, as well as several, possibly even a family, of Nova Corpsmen."
"EDITORIA SENZA EDITORI?", CONVEGNO DI APERTURA DI
Giovedì 20 novembre, BilBOlbul si apre quest'anno con una giornata di studio,
presso gli spazi del MAMbo - Museo d'Arte moderna di Bologna (Via Don
Giovanni Minzoni, 14, Bologna), con l'obiettivo di disegnare una mappa
della pubblicazione di fumetti italiana e porre con chiarezza le domande
Partendo dal racconto delle diverse esperienze, abbiamo
invitato numerose personalità del settore a confrontarsi su temi quali i ruoli di editori ed autori nell'attuale industria editoriale, o i margini di sviluppo per fenomeni quali autoproduzione ed editoria di progetto.
Per guardare al presente senza paraocchi, ma anche per
individuare le tracce di nuovi modelli dell'editoria futura.
Ogni anno BilBOlbul seleziona e propone una serie di
appuntamenti ed esposizioni per promuovere il lavoro di nuove realtà
emergenti nel campo del fumetto e dell'illustrazione, con una serie di
mostre ed incontri che si terranno nella settimana precedente alle
giornate ufficiali del festival.
Visita il sito di BilBOlbul 2014 per conoscere le date e scoprire gli artisti e i progetti coinvolti.
"CROCEVIA PER L'INTERNO", WORKSHOP DI PAOLO BACILIERI PER BILBOLBUL 2014
Sono aperte le iscrizioni a "Crocevia per l'interno", workshop di Paolo Bacilieri, quinto e ultimo dei laboratori promossi nel contesto di BilBOlbul 2014, in collaborazione con Ateler Sì.
Il workshop, della durata di due giorni, si terrà mercoledì 19 e giovedì 20 novembre h10-13/14-17, presso gli spazi di Atelier Sì (via San Vitale 67, Bologna).
Le richieste di iscrizione dovranno pervenire entro lunedì 3 novembre.
Dal 30 ottobre al 2 novembre, veniteci a trovare a Lucca Comics & Games 2014 presso lo stand E123 del padiglione di Piazza Napoleone, dove troverete le nostre cartoline e i programmi di BilBOlbul 2014 freschi di stampa.
Per festeggiare l'ottava edizione, durante Lucca Comics
and Games inviteremo al banchetto Bilbolbul gli autori amici del
festival a stringere mani, dedicare copie dei loro libri e brindare alla
PERFORMING GENDER: FINGERPRINTS
Una mostra speciale che unisce due festival.
Gender Bender, insieme a BilBolBul, presenta gli schizzi, i disegni e le illustrazioni che Luca Di Sciullo, Viola Niccolai, Lisa Passaniti e Cristina Portolano hanno realizzato per il progetto europeo Performing Gender.
In mostra anche le foto di Elisa D'Errico e i video ad opera di Enrico Galli e Fabio Fiandrini
realizzati a ottobre 2013 per documentare l'intensa settimana di
ricerca legata al progetto, che investiga attraverso la danza
contemporanea le differenze di genere e orientamento sessuale.
I'm guessing this is all just blow hard publicity since various sources -including journalists- saw the actress with Snyder and on the film set so the idea that an extra is going to shoulder all the blame is pretty dumb-ass and what extra earns $5 million?
If anything, any such extra deserves $5 million from the studio for revitalising what was in all honesty a corpse of a movie publicity or news wise. Gadot is Wonder Woman. Affleck is Batman. Cavell is Superman. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
NOW fans are talking and raking up the excitement that DC seems to find impossible to do by themselves. Marvel never have this problem with their movies. Give the extra a pay-rise!
Holy smokes! Possible $5m fine for Batman extra who leaked female Robin
Jena Malone said to be playing Carrie Kelley in Superman v Batman,
Zack Snyder’s followup to Man of Steel – information that could cost
extra who broke non-disclosure agreement dear
Ben Affleck’s Batman will be teaming up with a female Robin for
his debut as the caped crusader in Warner Bros’ Batman v Superman: Dawn
of Justice, according to an anonymous extra on the forthcoming
Jena Malone, who recently made an appearance in
the Hunger Games fantasy saga as the tempestuous Johanna Mason, is
reputedly in line to play Carrie Kelley. The character was introduced in
Frank Miller’s seminal 1986 graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns, and
has been called the first full-time female version of Batman’s
best-known sidekick in the DC Comics title.
The news broke through the WILX-10 News station in Michigan, where Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
has been filming at the Michigan State University. The extra told
reporter Kirk Montgomery: “I’ve also learned that the character of Robin
is now female.” Meanwhile, Malone has been spotted on set and at recent
film premieres sporting Kelley’s trademark red crop.
Studio Warner Bros
has not yet made any public comment on the rumour. However, several US
sites are reporting that the extra in question now faces a possible $5m
fine for breaking a non-disclosure agreement. Batman v Superman, the
followup to Zack Snyder’s 2013 superhero epic Man of Steel, will feature
Affleck taking on Henry Cavill’s Superman. The film already looks set
to be a crowded affair, with a debut for Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and
potential bows for Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg.
Snyder is said to be riffing heavily on The Dark Knight Returns,
which sees an older, jaded Batman coming into conflict with Superman
after the latter is called in to take down an increasingly
out-of-control dark knight. Kelley is a 13-year-old schoolgirl in the
comics, somewhat younger than the 29-year-old Malone.
While the introduction of a new movie Robin would usually prove
controversial with fans, the cache of Miller’s classic graphic novel
could yet make the character’s big screen debut a popular move. Dawn of
Justice is due in cinemas for March 2016.
What I'm hoping will be the final posting for a while on DC/Marvel movies (I hear rumours but who cares?). I think this piece by Tom Butler, though nothing new, does encapsulate the entire release dates shindig -and nice visuals.
Warner Bros. officially announced a load of
based on DC Comics including two Justice League films, Wonder Woman,
The Flash, Aquaman, and even another outing for Green Lantern. Heck,
even Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman are getting new
solo outings too.
Add this to Marvel’s upcoming
Avengers slate, Sony’s Spider-Man-related films, and Fox’s X-Men and
Fantastic Four pictures, and you’ve a super-sized selection of comic
book movies coming your way.
If, like us, you’re struggling
to keep up with all the superhero films coming out soon, here’s all the
release dates in one handy place...
It’s worth noting that these are
subject to change and we’ve gone for UK release dates (we get ‘Avengers
2’ early, yay!) where we know them, the rest are the US release dates.