Here's the cover of STRIP MAGAZINE Issue Zero - which will be given away free to Bristol International Comic Expo visitors next month.
The sampler is the first print promotion for the monthly STRIP Magazine from Print Media Productions, announced last year, which will launch later in 2011.
The title is just part of Print Media Productions publishing plans which also include a number of graphic albums. The Iron Moon by Stephen Walsh and Keith Page has already been published and Mirabilis: Year of Wonders - Winter Book 1 by David Morris and Leo Hartas will be on sale at the Expo.
Issue Zero features background on key strips in the new comic magazine such as Black Ops Extreme by John Freeman and PJ Holden, Warpaint by Phil Hester and John McCrea, Age of Heroes by James Hudnall and John Ridgway, Savant by Jim Alexander and Ferrer and Carlos Vila.
The sampler comes wrapped in a cover by Smuzz, perhaps best known to comics fans for his work on 2000AD's 'ABC Warriors'. The image is taken from his new comic, 'Crucible', which will feature in STRIP Magazine.
The Sampler also includes details of a special competition in the Sampler which will offer comic creators the chance to have their work in the title when it launches later in 2011.
Print copies of Issue Zero will not be available until the Expo, with e-copies available shortly afterwards.
A special PMP panel will take place on Sunday at the Expo.
• Print Media Productions: www.printmediaproductions.com
• Bristol International Comic Expo - 14th - 15th May 2011. More info: www.fantasyevents.org/bristolcomicexpo
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