Among the huge selection of small press titles that will be available on the convention floor at #Troobs 2019, we are thrilled to have the following titles launching/making their convention debut* at the event...
We will be updating this page in the run up to the event, so keep checking back here (or follow us on social media) to see what new titles have been added.
AWESOME COMICS #4
by VINCE HUNT, DAN BUTCHER, TONY ESMOND & NICK PROLIX
It began life with the launch of issue 1 at Troobs 2018 (alright, technically it began life with a podcast) and this Awesome Anthology reaches it’s epic conclusion with the launch of issue 4 at Troobs 2019.
Pick up issue 4 for the epic conclusion to Murder Road, Cockney Kung-Fu and Vyper…
by GRAYHAM PUTTOCK
Circuside Book 3 is pleased to announce its launch at TrueBelievers 2019. Featuring clowns, far-right extremists, dwarves and witches, Circuside#3 is the mid-season finale of this unsettling supernatural drama, moving all of the players ever closer to explosive conflict and resolution. To mark the launch, a special, bargain-price Circuside bundle will be available, exclusive to True Believers 2019. Also at my table, you can find Closely the Graphic Novel, exclusive original art and the 2018 Pipedream Comics award winning one-shot Red Rocket Comet'.
by SAM ROADS & BEN MATSUYA
Cryowulf is set on a long-abandoned space station sited over the black hole Cygnus X1. It centres on a young Apprentice Keeper called Crow. Mourning both her birth-mother and her foster-mother, she dreams of the sleeping folk hero Eortha, who might one day rise from her sleep under the station and save the tribe from prowling Grendel.
But will the help of her level-headed sister Raven and her pugnacious friend Puffin be enough to overcome the forces that threaten Crow, her tribe and the entire station?
And who will save them from Grendel?
DESCENDING OUTLANDS #5
by EVIL KAT STUDIOS
GET IN. GET OUT. GET PAID.
That was the phrase that Nate Avery and the crew of rogues aboard his spaceship, the Everett Young, lived by.
A deadly pack of mercenaries with unparalleled skills in espionage, thievery and skullduggery, no job was too big or too dangerous. Or so they thought. Their latest heist brings them more trouble than they ever could have imagined. When they get their hands on an unstable cargo of immense power that the corporate entity known as 'The Fountain' wants to get back at all costs, they find themselves on the run, fighting for their lives and embroiled in an adventure that could bring about the end of all existence as they know it.
Running for their lives and with the fate of the galaxy in the balance, they will have to reluctantly hide out in the only place that is out of the reach of the Fountain. A place that only thieves, opportunists and assassins dare to call home. ...the Outlands.
Issue 5 marks the final issue in the 1st saga, brought to you by Shaun Dobie.
DEXTER’S HALF DOZEN: THE STONE CHILD
by JAMIE LAMBERT & DAVID CLIFFORD - DEADSTAR PUBLISHING
The mission is clear. Get in. Rescue the spy. Get out.
One winter night, a ragtag group of criminals and misfits is parachuted into wartime Germany. Their objective: an apparently inaccessible castle, headquarters of the Nazi’s secret occult division. Their mission: to rescue Britain’s top spy, who holds the secret to stopping an unimaginable terror that could change the course of the war.
HOW TO MAKE COMICS WITH SPRINGWORTH
by TONY ESMOND & ANDY HANKS
What have you been up to today? Fancy helping a superhero and his chums defeat a monster? Jump in and join General Punchy, his sidekicks Evan and Emily, a robot butler called Springworth and a whole lot of fun. As you read you help decide on what costumes they wear, who they’ll battle and what robots will help out.
Welcome to a world of Super Powers and Giant Monsters.
All proceeds go towards the 'Little Heroes' Charity.
by NICK BRYAN, LUCAS PEVERILL & DC HOPKINS
Moonframe is a sci-fi horror one-shot about two astronauts somehow trapped both on the moon and inside the internet, trying to purge a biological computer virus before it deletes them first.
It's atmospherically illustrated by Lucas Peverill, in a distinctive otherworldly style. He's worked on a lot of short comics, including for Futurequake.
Moonframe is Nick’s follow-up on The Little Deaths of Watson Tower illustrated by Rosie Alexander, about a group of kids suddenly turned into tiny grim reapers. It's received various positive reviews, including on the Awesome Comics Podcast, and was recently named #48 in Pipedream's top 100 indie comics of the year.
PLAN A/PLAN B
by JOHN TUCKER
“Plan A/Plan B is a “two-shot” comic, in that it is two one-shots in one book. The two separate stories focus on how two distinct groups handle arrangements gone awry.
PROLIX SKETCHBOOK 2
by NICK PROLIX
The Prolix Sketchbook #2 contains pin-ups, commissions, illustrations, hand-drawn, as well as examples of my sequentials, all drawn over the last twelve months. With 20 pages of black and white interior art, two full colour pin-ups and a Maurice Tillieux/Gil Jourdan centrefold.
by DAVE KILLIAN, ANDY CONDUIT-TURNER, BETH VARNI & ROB JONES
London 1888, and the fear and imaginations of the population is gripped by the brutal ripper killings.
Craw, a Boer War veteran, now on a personal crusade to exterminate unnatural creatures he knows as Revenants wherever he locates them finds himself forced into a tenuous alliance with Lord Carstairs - a well to do aristocrat (and also Revenant) in order to track and stop the Ripper killings before it's too late.
by CHARLES H. RAYMOND
Swine Fever was created in May of 2009 for my attempt at twenty-four hour comic day.
Completely made up on the day (and slowly twisted by sleep deprivation), what came out was a short adventure about a group of ragtag animals fighting against an authoritarian regime of pigs, which some how turned into a commentary of an important news story at the time.
For the first time ever, this story will be available in print, launching exclusively at Troobs 2019.
TAILS OF MYSTERY #2
by ASA WHEATLEY & KAT WILLOTT
Tails of Mystery Issue 1 launched at True Believers in 2018 so it felt only right to launch issue 2 at True Believers this year!
Continuing the story of the - now feline - private detective Wyatt and his investigative team, Steph and Holland, who must put aside their squabbles to find the Amulet of Thar'ishdom and get Wyatt back into his human body. But there is a mysterious gentleman also looking for the amulet and he is more ruthless than the team could ever expect.
TALES FROM BEYOND INFINITY #2
Troobs 2019 will see the launch of the second issue of the True Believers Charity Anthology Comic; Tales From Beyond Infinity. The comic will be sold in aid of the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, with all profits from the sale of the comic going to the charity.
This Anthology comic features 6 short comic stories over 22 pages from Steve Tanner & Jason Smith, Dave Hingley & Lee Brandrick, Emily Owen & Gavin Mitchell, Asa Wheatley & Kat Willott, Leon Reichel and Craig Turl and cover art by Andy W. Clift.
* Titles may have been previously available online, but will be making their physical event debut at True Believers 2019. Although the titles on this page have been announced as launching at True Believers 2019, their launch date may still be subject to change.