Gobstopper: Response #1 by Seeing Comics

Louise Crosby (Seeing Comics) has been in touch with a great response to ‘The Gobstopper Machine’ – Ian’s story from AB Positive #1. The response is even produced in the folding format to match the zine! You can download the response by clicking here, and we’ve added it to the issue #1 archive page as well. Folding instructions are here. Thanks Lou!

Here’s Lou’s bio; check out her many excellent comics!

Louise Crosby is an illustrator and printmaker. She illustrates the poems of Clare Shaw (Bloodaxe) originally as etchings. After completing an MA in Digital Image and media at Bolton University she started to include the whole poem and text; hence an accidental start into comics. Since then the project has been called Seeing Poetry: Poetry in words and comics. A website will soon be found at www.seeingpoetry.co.uk and they also can be found at https://www.facebook.com/SeeingPoetry

They have recently been awards an Arts Council England grant and hope to find a publisher for a poetry comics book. She facilitates comics workshops specialising graphic memoir in illustrating existing literature and graphic memoir. She also draws other comics and cards as SeeingComics. Louise also runs the Laydez do Comics, Leeds www.laydeezdocomics.com

The next edition of Laydeez do Comics Leeds is coming up next Monday, the 19th of May, at Wharf Chambers from 1830-2130 (£1.50 entry) and features an amazing line up of guests in a Yorkshire showcase: Kate Ashwin (Widdershins), Darryl Cunningham (Supercrash: Ayn Rand and the New Right) and Jacky Fleming (Be A Bloody Train Driver). It would be worth a trip out to see any one of these guests, so all three on one night is a must! We’ll have a few remaining print copies of AB Positive #1 and #2 available on the night as well (but if you miss them you can always download them from this very website). See you there!

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AB Positive #2 – Out now!

Issue 2 of AB Positive is out now!

This issue features ‘The Star – Part I’ by Ian Hague (concluding in issue 3) and a beautiful piece called ‘Autumn Takes Over’ by guest artist Paddy Johnston.

Click here to get the comic for free! Instructions for how to make your booklet are here. Click here to find out more about the artists.

ABP2 Photo

Welcome to AB Positive!

Hello!

Welcome to AB Positive, the online home of the new comic by Chris Fox and Ian Hague, which launched at Thought Bubble 2013!

The comic is a mini 16 page flipbook, with 8 pages by Chris and 8 pages by Ian, and the first issue looks like this…

ABP 1 Photo

Issue 1 features two stories: ‘The Woeful Tale of the Horned Chump’ by Chris Fox, and ‘The Gobstopper Machine’ by Ian Hague.

You can get a pre-printed copy absolutely free from Ian or Chris, but you can also get a copy RIGHT NOW through the digiweb network by clicking here and downloading it from this very website for easy home assembly. Instructions for how to make your booklet are here.

Issue 2 will be out in January, and we’ll be updating the blog with news, artwork and sketches in the run up so subscribe to the site using the form at the bottom of the page to receive some delightful images in your inbox!

Let us know what you think about AB Positive (or anything else that’s on your mind…as long as it’s not scary) by commenting on the page, or by emailing us at abpositive@hotmail.co.uk.

Chris & Ian

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