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Monday, 22 November 2010

John Maybury's Space Babe lands on Kindle



John Maybury's wonderful Eagle Award Nominated absurdist, surreal and naughty SF comedy comic Space Babe 113 is now available in e-book form from Amazon for Kindle, iPhone and iPad.

Intended for mature readers (and immature readers of adult age!), the comic (Space Babe 113 Shorts) features a collection of Space Babe's shorter adventures with the usual Space Babe humour and cartoon nudity.

Originally published as a print comic, John has been plugging away with Space Babe for some years, experimenting with different eformats including, at one point, ROK Comics WAP mobile comics subscription service.

The strip was one of the nominees for the Eagle Award for Favourite British Black And White Comic in 2010.

"It really isn't hard to produce a comic for e-readers such as the Kindle, iPad etc.," John says. "All you need to do is sign up as a self-publisher with Amazon (details here). Upload your comic, set the prices and after a short while (about 24 hours for the Space Babe 113 comic), it was up on Amazon ready for people to buy.

"This is pretty straight-forward and covered on the Amazon site and other places. A number of formats are supported for the e-comic document, HTML being the one I was most familiar with."

John has added some notes on how he  formatted the e-comic pages for the Kindle to the Space Babe 113 website (http://www.spacebabe113.co.uk/sb-amazon.htm - please note provisos below about this site).

• The comic is available for the Amazon Kindle and other formats including the iPad and iPhone (via an Amazon App).

Buy Space Babe 113 Shorts (Kindle Comic) from amazon.co.uk 

Buy Space Babe 113 Shorts (Kindle Comic) from amazon.com

• Alternatively, three black and white volumes of Space Babe can be ordered from Soaring Penguin for £2.25 each.

Read a 2008 interview with John Maybury on downthetubes

Space Babe Official web site
Please note that even though it's a comic, John reminds all his visitors that Space Babe 113 is for mature readers only. If you're not old enough for such material, please do not view the site.

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