Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Colbert keeps busy

Just back from the San Diego Comic Convention where he has been busy promoting Crazy Mary, available via ROK Comics, creator Michael Colbert tells me the first print version of the story will be released in the US in November through Digital Webbing Presents.

Around the same time, Dimestore Productions is releasing an anthology of comic stories which includes another of Mike's stories, Krane, and Imperium Comics is looking at another short he wrote (with all the art already done) called Golem for their Trailer Park of Terror title.

Most importantly, says Mike, "I just bought a 12 inch tall radio controlled talking Dalek at comicon and I chase my dog around with it!" It's always good to have a hobby!

Here's a preview of "Crazy Mary" on ROK Comics:

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Rok Comics' Managing Editor John Freeman Interviewed

31st July 2007: Comics to mobile project Rok Comics' Managing Editor John Freeman will feature in an upcoming 'Nightgig' podcast, talking about the company's $10,000 Humour Comic competition which runs until end August 2007 -- and the opportunities ROK Comics offers publishers and individual creators alike to create and sell strips for mobile phones.

The Gigcast is an independent popular Podcast for fans of webcomics, by fans of webcomics which this week celebrated its 100th episode.

Publishers already signed aboard ROK Comics include the Britain's Daily Express and Daily Mirror, Egmont, Look and Learn, Markosia and more with "Garfield", "Doonesbury", "Too Much Coffee Man", "Robin Hood" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" already available on site, soon to be followed by the likes of "Andy Capp", "Garth", "Jeff Hawke" and other classic strips.
ROK Comics also features "Half Moon Investigations", a mobile version of a comic strip drawn by British artist John Royle based on the book by Eoin ("Artemis Fowl") Colfer, in association with Puffin Books.

Creators publishing via ROK Comics include the critically acclaimed Chris Reynolds ("Moon Queen"), Michael Colbert and J.K. Woodward ("Crazy Mary"), Toshrio de Smeyter ("Scoff"), Steve Tillotson ("Banal Pig"), Dave Hailwood ("Ups and Downs"), Dave Berner ("Hunted", "Shades"), Josh Alves ("Tastes Like Chicken"), startrek.com's David Reddick, Dave Windett ("Wacky World of Animals") and Vince Aviles ("El Profe").

Creators and publishers can earn a 50 per cent share of revenue earned by ROK Comics on strip sales. The company has relations via its parent, ROK Entertainment, with over 30 telecoms worldwide including operators in China, Pakistan, India, South America and elsewhere.

ROK Comics launched its 'Hot Talent' competition with a grand prize of $10,000 in July. Simply create or upload a humorous comic strip on www.rokcomics.com and be in with the chance to win .

Full details are at www.rokcomics.com/competition.php but here's how you enter:

1) If you haven't already, sign up to ROK Comics at www.rokcomics.com

2) Create a humorous comic following the ROK Comic guidelines using the Creator Tool and categorise it as 'Fun' (The comic must be published in English)

3) Publish your strip as a Freefall or Pro "Fun" strip between now and 1 September 2007

4) That's it! You will have entered the competition and are in with the chance to win $10,000!

Monday, 30 July 2007

Sunday, 29 July 2007