Sunday, 7 February 2016

True Believers Comic Festival 2016

Thank you so much to everyone at True Believers Comic Festival - it was pretty chilled behind the table and a nice start to convention season.

I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has been pre-ordering the 2nd print run for the Grimes Fanzine through Etsy - I completely miss calculated how many we would need and I’m really sorry about for the inconvenience!

The next event will be Midlands MCM Comic Con, Telford on Saturday 13th February. I don’t have a table number or a map yet, but I will be in the Comic Village section which is worth looking around anyway! Please come and say hi because I have FREE MINI COMICS to hand out!

Don’t forget it’s - Laydeez Do Comics Birmingham on Monday 8th February! 7.30-9.30pm at The Victoria. Presentations by Lucie Ebrey aka muggybees, Verity Hall,  and Alexandra McCarthy. LDC Birmingham are making an anthology with the theme ‘hometown’ - email if you’re interested in hearing more! (everyone is welcome at LDC - yes, I mean guys can come along and hang out!)

Giant Rhinos In Space #4

Giant Rhinos In Space #4 arrived from the printers this week. They are now available to order through my Etsy shop for £3.50 or as part of a bundle. I have a list of up to date events in the blog sidebar - thank you!

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Grimes Risograph Fanzine

I compiled a Grimes Fanzine through my music blog - I was sent some beautiful illustrations, mostly through the UK small press comics scene. The zine was printed locally at Rope Press using a risograph machine with florescent pink ink. The zines are now ready to launch at True Believers Comic Festival this Saturday. You can find more spring events in the blog sidebar or order online through my Etsy shop.

Contributors A-Z: Angus Medford Art, The Astral Gypsy, B. Mure, Bryan Hemmings, Chaz, Chibi Shibby, Drew Askew, Jack Devereaux, James Johnstone, Julia Scheele, Kayleigh Causton, Kellie Huskisson, Laura Watton, Paddy Johnston, RAMZEE, Sammy Borras, Sarah Burgess, Siobhan McKenna, Yen Quach and Zain McMillan

Hourly Comic Day and John Grant Gig Sketches

Hourly Comic Day mini comics and John Grant & Soley gig sketches are printed and ready to take to True Believers Comic Festival, Cheltenham on Saturday 6th February! I included the gig sketches from that day. The pink covers are neon! They are now available to order through my Etsy shop! There’s a list of more spring conventions and events in the blog sidebar.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Misc Fits: Gingerbread Latte (Christmas Special)

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a great new year! This mini comic is from my webcomic series Misc Fits - you can read The Sea Apple online via Tumblr, Tapastic or Smack Jeeves or buy printed comics and badges through my Etsy Shop.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Giant Rhinos In Space #4

Giant Rhinos In Space chapter 4 is currently being uploaded at 12noon GMT Tuesdays and Fridays. You can follow the updates on the following webcomic sites:

 I also post reminders on my twitter @sammyborras and the Giant Rhinos In Space Facebook page

Chapters 1-3 are available in print and can be ordered online through my Etsy shop. I took a handful of copies to Orbital Comics recently. Please check the blog sidebar for a up to date list of comic conventions and zine fairs.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Birmingham MCM Comic Con and Giant Rhinos In Space

Thank you very much to everyone who came by my table at Birmingham MCM Comic Con, it was great to see familiar faces and meet new people - I had a lovely time with my table neighbours Ryuuza, Fat Fairy, Neil Slorance and An Android Awakes. Thanks to my sister Lisa for sitting behind the table for a bit.

MCM was the last convention of the year and I’m looking forward to focusing on finishing comic pages over the winter months. Most events I’m planning to attend in the spring are unconfirmed, but the first show of the year will be True Believers Comic Festival on Saturday 6th February 2016b at Cheltenham Racecourse. Don’t forget I’ll be launching the Grimes Art Angels Fanzine at that event - submission information here! 

I make sure to keep a up to date list of confirmed events in the blog sidebar. I also have an Etsy shop (includes international shipping).

If you are based in the West Midlands there are some events coming up that you should make a note of ....
Giant Rhinos In Space #4 will be launching online this Friday! updates will be at 12noon GMT on Tuesday/Fridays! bookmark a webcomic host site:

You can also get updates through my Twitter account @ sammyborras and the Giant Rhinos In Space Facebook page
Thanks again for a wonderful con season!

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Thought Bubble, Birmingham MCM and Grimes Fanzine

Thank you so much to everyone at Thought Bubble this weekend! I had such a awesome time in the Royal Armouries Hall with my table neighbours A Little Lost Caterpillar, Ink and BoozePaddy Johnston & Samuel C Williams.

Special thank you to Charlotte from Laydeez Do Comics Birmingham for watching my table so I could visit the other halls and pick up some beautiful comics!

The last convention of the year will be Birmingham MCM Comic Con this weekend! You’ll be able to find table CG4 in the Comic Village section of the hall. I will be taking all the comics, zines and merchandise in the Thought Bubble photos along with a folder of original drawings. Please come and say hi and pick up a free mini comic!

Yesterday I announced a Grimes Fanzine with open submissions! Please visit my music blog for more information!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Identity Anthology

I have a comic in One Beat Zine's new anthology, Identity. It will be launching this weekend at Thought Bubble - table 153 in New Dock Hall. There is a great in depth review by Andy Oliver on Broken Frontier - the site has also named the book 'comic of the week'! If you can't make it to Leeds Identity open for online preorders. Profits after printing will go to The Albert Kennedy Trust and The Feminist Library.

I will also be at Thought Bubble this weekend. I’m sharing table 59 in the Royal Armouries with A Little Lost Caterpillar! Please come by and say hello! All my usual comics and merchandise including Misc Fits: The Sea Apple and Giant Rhinos In Space will be available. I have a limited amount of copies of The Hallowzine and Radio On Broadcast #2. There will be free mini comics to hand out to anyone who would like a copy.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

New Giant Rhinos In Space Drumstick Designs

Available to order online on my Etsy shop - £9 (plus post and package)

Giant Rhinos and Black Like My Heart are both fictional bands from my comic series Giant Rhinos In Space - you can follow chapters 1-3 online over the next 2 weeks on (or read via Tapastic/Smack Jeeves). Chapter 4 will be launching at the end of November.

I have 2 conventions left this season - comics, drumsticks, plectrums and more!
I’m going to be taking free mini comics to both events. Please don’t hesitate - if you would like a comic and I’ve missed handing you one, just casually ask me for a business card.