Over the last few years we have showcased titles such as:
The Boatman, Beached Rockets and several books from The Cthulhiad (Kuh-Thoo-Lee-Ad), as well as joining forces with indie powerhouse Madius Comics to publish two of a loose trilogy of Viking Saga books; The King’s Leap and Ake’s Trial (the third is coming soon!).
You can see the kinda fun we’ve had doing the shows here -> #IronShodApe
If you would like to review or help promote our books we have digital press packs ready to go… just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile, here are some nice things people in the comics world said about the books… (the full reviews can be found in the header links).
Praise for “The Cthulhiad”:
“Dialogue is great, the story moves at break neck pace.”
“Glorious thick, dark inking and great use of shadow. Add to that great character work and design and it all adds up to make this book a pleasure to look at.”
“…this is is the first book I’ve read in The Cthulhiad series. Severed Head Cult has left me chomping at the bit for more. I want to know everything there is to know about this comic universe.”
– Stevie Robinson, Other Worlds Than These.
“a harrowing tale of monster hunting. Sleightholme choreographs an excellent fight scene with a creature that flows like water…”
“…part of Sleightholme’s Cthulhiad series. If this is what can be expected from it, I’m definitely interested in seeing more. He’s created a terrifying world dripping with mythology and lore.”
“In a world of quick, efficient storytelling and conventional three-act structures, the Cthulhiad stands alone like a bewildering tower of Lovecraftian passion and excess. Challenging to read and gorgeous to look at, this is a series designed to reward the patient…”
“Intricately detailed and packed with expression and dynamism,”
“…it’s Sleightholme’s artwork which is clearly going to provide the main selling point for the Cthulhiad.”
– Craig Neilson-Adams, The Big Comics Page
Praise for “The King’s Leap”:
“Rob Jones (Madius Comics) actually has some pretty damn impressive ‘straight writing’ chops. The narration is bold and dramatic.”
“Sleightholme’s artwork is an absolute delight… with a cinematic flow to his panels that keeps the story moving forward smoothly throughout”
“The King’s Leap serves as an eye-opening broadening of the Madius Comics horizon, and firmly cements Gareth Sleightholme as an absolute must-watch artist.”
– Craig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej), Big Comics Page.
“Robin Jones has captured the essence of the epic tale and twisted it…”
“I was unfamiliar with [Gareth’s] work before this, but I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for it from now on… action sequences are as fast-paced as the script. Here there be monsters, and Sleightholme draws some fantastic ones, creatures that recall Lovecraft and those great beasts in Pacific Rim.”
– Brad Gischia, BagAndBored.
…elsewhere including praise for (writer and artist on the Cthulhiad) Gareth Sleightholme‘s other comic art on books like Horrere.
“…gorgeous”, “…stunning art” – (Shane/Dawn of Comics), Comics Crusaders.
“[Gareth] packs a hell of a lot into his panels. The details in the line work are jaw dropping and the panel layouts are just great…” – Stevie Robinson, Other Worlds Than These.
“…look at this artwork. Isn’t its messiness grand?” – Jessica Maybury, Girls Like Comics.
“The visuals were amazing too …almost overwhelming but in a really good way that adds to the buzz of the terror” – Susan Omand, Garbage File.
“[Gareth’s] art is surprisingly evocative” – Max Deacon, Scream.
“The artwork by Gareth Sleighthome is incredible; packing each frame with more details than you’ll take in right away” – Kieran Fisher, ThatsNotCurrentBlog.
“Sleightholme does another stellar job with the visuals, proving that he’s equally adept at zombies as he is with swords and sorcery…” – Craig Neilson-Adams (AKA Ceej), Big Comics Page.
“[Gareth’s] work in this short is fantastic, looking like something that would be at home in 2000 A.D. or any of the other top anthologies on the market.” – Brad Gischia, BagAndBored.
“Geof Darrow-esque detail” – Pipedream Comics.
On that note…
IF YOU PICKED UP ANY OF OUR BOOKS, LAST YEAR’S “AKE’S TRIAL”, OR “100 DRAWINGS”OR PREVIOUS YEARS BOOKS SUCH AS “THE KING’S LEAP”, “VANITAS”, “SEVERED HEAD CULT”, “THE WHITE SHIP” OR “DRAKON”, AND YOU LIKED WHAT YOU READ… PLEASE, PLEASE LET US KNOW.
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