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By James Whittington, Wednesday 6th August 2014
The UK creator of the critically acclaimed London Horror Comic series will premiere a new ongoing title this summer.
Graveyard Orbit will launch the second title from London-based comic book creator, John-Paul Kamath, and cover genres as diverse as romance, science fiction, drama and comedy in comics form.
Each issue of the comic will tell one complete story but will change genres, characters and subject matter with subsequent issues.
The creative influence behind the Graveyard Orbit comic stems from popular UK television and radio formats like A Play for Today, The Afternoon Drama and Armchair Theatre – self-contained long-form dramas that look at contemporary issues and characters.
Kamath, the book’s writer and publisher, also said that feedback from readers on his first short story anthology title, London Horror Comic, had pointed towards interest in him penning longer character-driven stories.
“Readers enjoy the quick jolts and turns of plot that London Horror Comic delivers and have increasingly been asking if I’d consider doing something longer,” said Kamath.
“What’s more, I’m finding that at comic conventions, I’m typically selling to more of a non-comics crowd: people that have turned up for the day and have picked up a comic of mine because it’s not capes and cowls and offers them something different.”
Coupled with the thriving small press scene and convention circuit in the UK now in place, Kamath said he felt the conditions were right to launch a second title, while still continuing the London Horror Comic series, which is now in its eighth-year of publication.
Graveyard Orbit #1 will be a full-colour comic, 28 pages with no ads and retail for £4.00 from select comic shops and conventions around the UK and online from the publisher’s website from Wednesday August 13th, 2014.
A special launch signing will take place at Orbital Comics in London on August 13th, with the first 25 customers purchasing Graveyard Orbit #1 in store receiving a limited edition print.
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