This weekend I’ll be selling three new short story booklets at Mancstercon! This is a brand new indie comics convention based in Manchester, and I’m delighted that the lovely organisers were kind of enough to invite me along as a seller.
It’s been a bit of a scramble getting these together, but all in all, I’m really pleased with how it’s worked out. Just before I decided to produce the comics, illustrator Naomi Smith got in touch with me via CAKE.shortandsweet. I jumped on her offer to provide us with some drawings, so Naomi has illustrated the cover for our two CAKE publications, Four Sleeves and Three Broken Ribs. There’s also an illustration in Four Sleeves from my talented coworker Anthony Higginson, which I’m pretty giddy about.
You can see a preview of the covers below.
I’m hoping to send out a hard copy to all of the contributors, and I will be making an e-book version available as soon as possible. The profits from Four Sleeves and Three Broken Ribs will go to supporting CAKE, so hopefully I’ll be able to start creating the monthly issues again. I’m also hoping that Naomi will continue to illustrate these for us.
I’ll let you know as soon as I make the e-books available.