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Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Empirical Majesty #1 – reviewed

Empirical Majesty chapter one has been reviewed in Comics International (August 2005, #187).

“This attractive comic takes the form of a 16-page booklet with the cover in the style of a 1930s Penguin novel. Secret agent Kelvin Vijay Brooke is the hero of a spy drama set in an alternate history in which the twentieth century begins with Britain as a republic founded upon scientific reason, and America is ruled by the irrational exiled Hanoverian monarchy. Glimpses of Victoriana nicely evoke the age of empire.” (9/10)

So, a good score, though I think the review could have done with a little more hyperbole. In the same issue of Comics International there is the second “Independent Comics for Independent Minds” advert. Unfortunately, I don’t have any comics to promote on the next one, but I am working – slowly it has to be said – on a new comic with Dave Evans (I am sure that he has forgotten) called Praxis! and Journeys into Fantasy with Michael Trimble, an artist I met at the Bristol Comics Festival. I also have three stories ready for a still untitled anthology I am putting together Brian Janchez [one page strip here].

In the meantime I have to write a paper and organise an academic conference. Nothing to do with comics either.

In the meantime, here is the advert from CI#187:

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You can buy Empirical Majesty – Chapter One for 75p including p&p. E-mail me at aj_bartlett1977(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk for more details. Payment can be made by PayPal (inc. credit card payments) or by cheque.

Tales of the Contrary is also available for £2 (or £2.50 together with Empirical Majesty #1) including p&p.

Tales of the Contrary reviewed

Buy Tales of the Contrary and Empirical Majesty

Most of all, many thanks to Paul Scott (of Solar Wind and Omnivistascope) a still growing giant of the British small-press scene, for organizing these adverts.

Loving the review Andy. I've got an infinite and grandiose cacophony of exquisite and iconic hyperbole laying around the office if you're interested?
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