On November 17th the controversial horror-comedy anthology Blackout will launch at Thought Bubble comic festival in Leeds. This 32-page, full-colour anthology is packed with unrequited romance, booze, death-by-misadventure, necrophilia, cannibalism and suicide, and thatâ€™s just the first story!
Satirical anthology Blackout is created by Starburst Magazine columnist P M Buchan, The Big Bang creator Jack Fallows and Kerrang! illustrator Phillip Marsden, with guest contributions by Andrew Waugh (Dodgem Logic), Mike Barnes (Cornelius Blow) and Harley Poe frontman Joe Whiteford.
Buchan, Fallows and Marsden met while working together at Travelling Man in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, bonding over their black humour, shared love of independent comics and an inability to show restraint at the bar. Collectively theyâ€™ve had comic-strips serialised in the NME, Starburst and SCREAM: The Horror Magazine.
Guest contributor Andrew Waugh has had strips published in Alan Mooreâ€™s Dodgem Logic, Solipsistic Pop and ink + PAPER, while star guest Joe Whiteford is the frontman for notorious horror-folk-punk band Harley Poe. Joe was signed to a Christian punk label as a teenager, but that was clearly a relationship doomed to failure. Harley Poeâ€™s last album was called Satan, Sex and No Regrets.
Speaking of the anthology, P M Buchan said: â€œHave you ever had one drink too many and woken up the next day to find that everybody hates you for something you donâ€™t remember doing? Have you ever cried yourself to sleep over somebody that hasnâ€™t even noticed that you exist? Do you feel like everything you touch is doomed to failure, leading towards a futile and inevitable death? If the answer is yes to any of these questions then we created Blackout with you in mind.â€
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