No More Heroes picked up the award for Best Comic at the SICBA (Scottish Independent Comic Book Awards) event held at Glasgow Comic Con over the weekend.
A big thank you to everyone who has helped us, given their support, bought our comic and basically not told us to go get a real job.
As a reward he’s a photo of Gordon posing like an idiot with the award.
Thanks to Rich Johnston we’re back on the front page of Bleeding Cool with an exclusive preview of #3.
In other good news we’re down to the last 15 copies of #1. We’re just about to sell out so if you don’t have one yet you’re best clicking HERE to get one before they’re gone. There will be no reprint.
I was at last weekend’s Kapow Comic Con in London pimping No More Heroes to all and sundry. It was a very successful weekend and we sold a lot of copies (and no one asked for a refund!).
I was also able to get a copy into the hands of Warren Ellis, Frank Quitely, Jonathan Ross and John McCrea as well as editors from DC, Image and Titan. A big thank you to all of them for kindly agreeing to take an issue and not hitting me in the face with it and run away.
There were some incredible comics for sale at the stalls, including an edible one printed on rice paper and a musical comic that played its soundtrack as you read it. Inspirational stuff and I now want to do an issue of NMH printed on a pizza, one page per slice. That’s do-able, right?
CON PHOTOS: I managed to snag some celebrities from the Con for the usual awkward-looking photos and no cos player was safe as I shamelessly asked them to pose with our comic. See all the photos HERE.
Issue 2 of No More Heroes is now available.
Issue 2 sees things become very, very bad for poor Sid, forced into the supercriminal world with nothing but a fake scar for company. Jack Slaughter is revealed in all his horrible glory and we see just how evil he truly is.
And then there’s Pieces who… well, you’ll need to read the issue to experience that twisted scene-stealer.
Click HERE for ordering details.
With issue 2 on the way I thought now would be a good time to update everyone on how things are going for our comic:
Sales: I’m proud to say sales of #1 have been very good. So far we’ve sold 3/4s of the limited edition print run, which means all the printing costs for #2 are covered. This was the target I set myself when #1 went to press and it’s both encouraging and a real relief to see it met. Thank you so much to everyone who bought an issue!
Response: Issue one has been extremely well received with numerous positive reviews and praise coming our way, both from fans and industry professionals. It’s been such a heartening experience to read emails, tweets, Facebook comments etc from people saying how much they like the comic and wanting to know when the next issue’s out. No hate mail yet!
Current state of play: Issue 2 is complete and currently being printed by UK Comics. Caio’s started work on #3 and I’m at the redrafting stage of #4’s script.
What we need: Your help and support. Please encourage your friends to visit our website, buy a copy etc. Mention us on Facebook, Twitter, forums etc. Any help you can give us would be deeply appreciated.
All the pages for #2 are in, lettered and ready to go. It’ll be going to the printers soon and will be on sale by the end of April, start of May at the latest.
Get ready to find out how psychotic Jack Slaughter truly is and why Sid’s life is going to Pieces.
Enjoy the teaser!