As if gearing up for their next con at the end of October wasn't enough, the brains behind Nottingham Comic Con have launched a KickStarter for the first volume of their Comic Anthology; Forest Tales! To celebrate, we asked them the What, How and Which of how the comic came together.
What is Forest Tales?
Forest Tales is the first in what we hope to be an ongoing, year on year comic anthology that brings together a whole bunch of awesome comic creators. It features 17 unique comic stories and strips (at the minute - we're trying to finalise a couple more stories). Once printed, the book will be available at Nottingham Comic Con to buy, with 100% of the profits going to our chosen charities (The Royal British Legion, The Ear Foundation and The Marfan Trust).
How did it all come together?
We love comics! We love putting comics together and we thought that this year we could try to put one together under the official NCC banner and make some money for charity. We asked a load of amazing creators that will either be at, or have been at Nottingham Comic Con before (as well as a couple of extras). Thankfully there are a LOT of generous and amazing creators out there!
Who are those generous and amazing creators?
There's a whole bunch of creators that we've managed to collar, Marc Laming, Roger Langridge, Steve Beckett, Nich Angel, Dean Beattie, Andy Bloor, Kel Brett, Umar Ditta, Tony Esmond, Katie Fleming, Matt Garvey, Ben Haith, Danny Hayles, Vince Hunt, Matt Loffhagen, Eric Merced, Gavin Mitchell, Emily Owen, Sally Jane Thompson, PLUS A WHOLE LOT MORE!!
Nottingham Comic Con is fast approaching, what can people look forward to at this years event?
It's getting ever closer...gulp! This year we'll have seminars, workshops, live music, a charity raffle, a short animated film programme, plus a whole bunch of guests and exhibitors who'll be well worth visiting, chatting with and buying comics from!!
If you could pick one line from a comic or nerd culture as your life motto, which would you choose?
“We’re going in, we’re going in full throttle."
You can get your limited edition print copy of Forest Tales on the KickStarter Campaign Page and you can find more info on Nottingham Comic Con on their website and Facebook page and you can follow them on Twitter @NottinghamComic