I've just been experimenting with the online ebook publishing tool myebook and have uploaded an episode of Ex: Astris
, called Homecoming
: a 10-page strip which first appeared in the British comic in Bulletproof Comics #2
. Click on the image on the right to view the comic or follow this link
This standalone story, drawn by Mike Nicoll, links with the strips we've published on ROK Comics and Clickwheel.net, taking place on a post-apocalypse Earth in 2511.
Included in this myebook is a one page article with some background on the origins of the strip, which was recently commissioned for an ongoing run in Spaceship Away
This was my first try at myebook and it was fairly instinctive to use: you upload and manage assets using browser-based builder software.
Several independent publishers are using the platform to promote their projects. You'll find books such as new Garth
by Huw-J, The Fat Man
by Thomas Cochrane, previews of Marksoia
titles, and comics from Orang Utan Comics
, Insomnia Publications
, Unico Comics
and many others.
If you want to read Ex Astris: Homecoming
in print, then head over to the Bulletproof web site and order a copy of #2, an 80-page anthology
which also features strips such as Slumbertown
by Rik Hoskin & Thomas Crielly, Simba Khan
by Paul Birch & Jon Haward, Love Hurts
by David Hailwood & Stuart Giddings, Sideburns
by Jim Alexander & Jon Haward and Redstitch
by Lee Langford & Klaus Belarski.
• Bulletproof Comics: www.bulletproofcomics.co.uk
• Read Ex Astris: Homecoming on myebook.com