The end is nigh.
Just two weeks before we launch a new magazine for people who love comics in the U.K. and Ireland.
ComicScene is nearly here…
My legs are in agony having reached the grand old age of 50 and previewed the publication at Edinburgh Comic Convention over the weekend! A superhero I am not!
It was not our original intention to attend the convention, knowing the knees probably couldn’t take it! We were encouraged to be there and pulling out all the stops the team managed to do four weeks editorial and design work in less than a week, bringing along printed copies and marketing materials!
The convention was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, make people aware of the magazine who don’t ‘do’ the internet and even discover we are not the only publisher of comic related material in a small Scottish Village with a population of only 2000! But that’s another story…
Many of you have joined our journey over the last 66 days since we announced the project. Hundreds of you have put faith in us, ordering the magazine sight unseen. Some of you have now seen a preview pdf or magazine and we are very happy (and relieved) that feedback on the launch issue, Issue 0, has been very favourable. Even better than we could have hoped for. On the back of that preview many have gone on to subscribe for further issues already, which is great news.
A big thank you to everyone who helped along the way (and continue to do so), subscribers, comic publishers, comic creatives, the writers, the artists, the designers, the printers, those who continue to promote it, people who are offering to sell copies at future comic conventions (Tony Esmond of the Awesome Comic Pod took us to Leamington during Preview weekend) and in your local comic store (John Freeman of DownTheTubes has already arranged copies in Lancaster)!
So here we are. The final countdown. 14 days to make this magazine a success. A magazine wall to wall with Comics and celebrating comic culture. A comic magazine you can read in the bath (although the digital issue for multiple devices is due any day now, if that’s what floats your rubber duck)!
Our international copies to the US, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Ireland and Australia have already started to go out. We start mailing out to the UK on Monday 23rd April – so still time to order your copy by the 21st to guarantee your copy by the launch day of 1st May.
Most of you are shopping through our online store at http://www.tictail.com/comicsflix
We want to sell oodles of launch issue copies and build up an army of continuing subscribers.
Help us reach our target so we can give you the magazine you deserve. We also hope to fund free comic workshops for young people across the U.K. – so you will be contributing to that too!
Be a big part of the adventure. Enjoy future exclusives and offers. Please keep sharing about ‘ComicScene UK’ on social media (#comicscene), reviewing, chatting and encouraging friends and family to try out the launch issue or subscribe. Or buy a copy, if you haven’t already!
The countdown is on – 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and we are go!
It’s now all up to you. Let’s do this…