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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Introducing KILL SPREE

If it seems I've been quiet on the comics scene it's because I've been using my time to work on a particularly tasking project. No, not baby West, although the little monkey is pretty much sucking every spare minute out of my life, but Kill Spree, the first, next-generation web comic.

There's only so many short stories you can write before needing to stretch out to long form comics. So, like the twat I am, I've jumped in head first with a massive 8 issue epic, that, when (if) ever completed, will form one glorious 180 page graphic novel.

Issue 1 is fully complete and the first 4 pages went live on October 1st. There are now 7 comic pages up which can be seen here: with an additional page added each week.

I'm taking this approach to try and reach as many comic reading folk as possible. This means drip feeding weekly for the web comic lovers and a bigger launch when the final page of issue 1 goes live all to coincide with a Kickstarter campaign to attempt to fund issue 2. It's going to be a fun experience.

What's is all about then?

Created to push the boundaries of both technology and taste Kill Spree uses the latest web-technologies to deliver a unique experience. Cool features include the ability to view the comic book creation stages including pencils, inks and even the script, an additional animated version for those who like motion comics, all wrapped in a responsive website which adapts to fit the screen of whatever device it is viewed on.

There's no point having an amazing website without having an amazing comic to match! Kill Spree is a highly original action/adventure/sci-fi/horror/comedy story, beautifully illustrated by Eliseu Gouveia, and loads of fun too! The controversial subject matter instantly sets the story apart. At heart it's a story about friendship, its outer wrappings, an attack on the media, pop culture and commercialism, sprinkled with a healthy amount of puerile humour and very bad language.

The concept...

A gang of disturbed losers seize control of America’s most high-tech shopping mall and embark on a deadly game of competitive mass-murder, broadcasting the entire event live as the world watches on in horror.

Welcome to the world of Kill Spree

EDIT: I'm planning on doing some making of posts about this. Behind the scenes shit. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

AAIIEEE!!! Night Flight of Terror

Dang! I gone done it again and forgot to update this riveting blog! Apologies, ME fans (My Mum). You might think lack of posts means it's been all quiet on the Tim West front, but no, as always I'm balls deep in comic stuff.

I'm using these pages to update my 'Adventures in Comics' which means anything I do that's comic related will be mentioned here. With this in mind, I must mention the small press publishing powerhouse Dave Candlish's Paragon Comics, or more precisely, AAIIEEE!!! a yearly horror anthology from the Paragon stable. This 2nd issue of this spooky comic was released in August of this year and features a story by me!

WATER OF LIFE, a 4 page horror adventure about the quest for immortality, was illustrated by the awesome Pictsy (her first comic story, and bloody hell does it look amazing), and lettered by the legendary Jim Campbell.

Extremely pleased with how this story turned out. It looks aces plus.

I also had a story in the first issue of AAIIEEE!!! so technically this makes me a regular (I'll take any credit I can get these days).

You can buy this comic, in digital or print format, via Lulu.

Visit the Paragon Comic site for more of this type of thing.

Stay tuned for more comic stuff...