A big thank you to everyone who submitted work for the anthology and the fantastic creators who attend glasgow comic con every year.
The Awesome Comic Designed by Kirsty Hunter & Sha Nazir Cover Art by Kirsty Hunter Edited by Kirsty Hunter First printing 2016 Published in Glasgow by (BHP Comics) Black Hearted Press Ltd. All comics copyright respective creators. All rights reserved. No part of this publication can be reproduced or transmitted, in any form (except short excerpts for review purposes) without the written permission of BHP Comics and creators. Made in Scotland. Printed in Great Britain by Bell & Bain Ltd, Glasgow. Ask your local comic or book shop to stock BHP Comics. Visit BHPcomics.com for more info.
A LONG WAY DOWN, IN GLASGOW’S UNDERGROUND...
It is a period of driverless trains. Rebel neds, strike from hidden places, prowling for victims in Glasgow’s Empire.
THERE MAY BE TROUBLE AHEAD...
I’M ON THE WI-FI. YES. I’M ON MY WAY, SEE YOU SOON!
KRISSSHHHH - HHHWOOOO
! W PO
WELCOME ABOARD MA’AM. TAKE A SEAT, ENJOY THE FORCE. OH AND HIM? HE’S JUST MISREPRESENTED, YOU’RE IN SAFE HANDS!
...ALL WAS WELL IN GLASGOW’S UNDERGROUND.
Jack Lothian and Sha Nazir
SHA NAZIR is an illustrator, designer and publisher who has worked on a diverse range of books from graphic novel, Laptop Guy to his newest book, Comic Invention: The World’s First Comic which accompanies an exhibition at The Hunterian Art Gallery. JACK LOTHIAN is a film and television writer. His television credits range from Ashes to Ashes and Shameless, for which he wrote the final episode, to Outcasts and Teachers, which gained him nominations for Best Writer at the BAFTAs and Best Young Writer at the Broadcast Awards.
The Smallest Knight - Catriona Laird
CATRIONA LAIRD is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone with a passion for storytelling, specifically comics. She was raised on the Beano and the Dandy and developed an interest in graphic novels in her teens. She currently has a short webcomic online and plans for more in the very near future.
Preikestolen - AK Thaysen
AK is an artist, writer, and poet from Texas. She has a Bachelor’s in Painting and a second Bachelor’s in English Literature, graduating both summa cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa. She is currently working on a Master’s degree in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. She has bicycled across 4 countries, traveled to 23, and lived in the US, Denmark, the Czech Republic, and Scotland.
Who is actually reading my submissions? - Lucasz Kowalczuk
LUKASZ KOWALCZUK creates stupid comics for smart people. Post-apocalypse, wrestling, mutants, shotguns, lasers, almost no super-heros.
Loneliness - Zuzanna Dominiak
ZUZANNA DOMINIAK is a published artist and illustrator with a bewitching style. Her work, inspired by the likes of Junji Ito and Daniel Clowes, marries grotesque horror and experimental narrative stories. Zuzanna teaches, collaborates and brings other artists together as an active member of the Edinburgh League of Comics.
Bufo Proelium, Bufo Paenitet - Neil Slorance and Craig Collins
CRAIG COLLINS is a writer and cartoonist known for surreal horror comedy books Roachwell and Crawl Hole and experimental supervillian Battle Royale Metrodome, in collaboration with Iain Laurie. In collaboration with Mark Brady, Craig will launch the medieval warfare funfest Medieval Times at GCC2016, alongside an essential Ross Geller Fanzine.
Detective Paws: Chapter 1 - Danielle Banks and Finn LeMarinel (Death Wants Hugs) Death is a smug, lonely, charismatic and outrageously dense octopus who preys on folk that don’t tell stories about detectives who are also labradors. Danielle and Finn aren’t so easily fooled. They do write stories about detectives who are also labradors. They go by the name ‘DEATH WANTS HUGS’. Danielle is an illustrator and Finn is not.
Drift - Peony Gent
Edinburgh based illustrator, originally from the fens of Cambridgeshire. Enjoys watching re-runs of the crystal maze and contemplating the void. Please feel free to contact for collaborations or commissions or firstname.lastname@example.org / peonygent.tumblr.com
Ny’s Journey for Comic Con 2016: How it all started - Ny Ali
NY ALI graduated with a HND in Illustration and is based in Glasgow. She works in different mediums such as Watercolour, Papercuting and Photoshop. Selling quirky prints, commissions, original papercuts and fanart; she is inspired by everyday life,
cartoons, anime and books. Check out her stuff online @Nytastic.
Schema - Dean Varga and MOM Comics
DEAN VARGA and MOM Comics are the possessors of an omnipotent, comic creating shared consciousness. SCHEMA was created through the process of international collaboration. Fresh to the scene, Dean deals in politics and weirdness equally. MOM is the co-founder of the Los Angeles Womens’ Comics Creators League. Find Dean on Twitter @dean_varga and MOM at www.momcomics.org.
Wolf - Ell J Walker
ELL is a rarely seen tea-drinker and comic artist who lives in a small flat in Edinburgh, where she surrounds herself with everything she needs; her laptop and drawing tablet, a bass guitar and several games consoles. And lots of tea.
Sweet S.A. - Gareth K. Vile and Jessica Taylor
GARETH is theatre editor of The List, post-graduate student at the University of Glasgow and an idiosyncratic cultural critic who owes his emotional success to Sha Nazir. JESSICA TAYLOR is a freelance illustrator living and working in Glasgow, though originally from New York City. Jessica recently graduated from Glasgow School of Art’s Communication Design Department, where she focused on Illustration.
Meninists - Silvia Carrus The Legend of the White Lady - David Lucarelli and Henry Ponciano T.rex Vs Triceratops - Michaela Hunter and John Grieve Battle of the Bell O’ The Brae - Maximised Comics Grave Wax - Heather Palmer and AD MacRitchie A Tale of Two Bees - Louis Carden Eck La Peck - Silver Girl, Baer Sum and E.Wind CandyBones - Paul Bristow and Mhairi Robertson Untitled - Fiona Scott Patrick Rights and Responsibilities - David Robertson Guiding Lights - Gabbie Scanlon Vessels - Dave Cook