Author: Dave Cook

Killtopia #1: our comic’s second art promo is here!

Hello Card Sharks, Dave here proudly unveiling the second Killtopia promo art by Craig Paton and a new character bio. This piece focuses on main character Shinji, an orphan of the Sector K cataclysm that unleashed a horde of killer Mechs onto the city. The city itself is a sprawling Japanese metropolis in the far future, but not so far that we stray into science-fantasy territory. The same cataclysm led Shinji’s sister Omi to fall sick with a fatal nano virus that slowly hollows people out from the inside, unless they can afford expensive treatment to slow (or in...

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Killtopia #1: The First Art Reveal!

Hi there Card Sharks, Dave here, proudly presenting the first full art reveal of the third Card Shark Comic series Killtopia, hitting Kickstarter in February 2018. Designed by Craig Paton and created/written by Dave Cook, Killtopia is a tribute to old-school manga animation like The Guyver, Akira and Ghost in the Shell, as well as the videogames of Shinji Mikami and Platinum Games. This image shows Stiletto, the most famous Wrecker in Neo Tokyo – and part of an elite breed of bounty hunters who are paid to terminate rogue mechs that have infested Killtopia, formally known as Sector...

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The problem with comic con snobbery? In defence of MCM

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of debate around an article published on the Guardian’s website about Thought Bubble. It was talking about comic-only shows and a few other things. On Facebook I’ve seen folk slamming shows like MCM for not being just about the comics – a barb I’ve seen hurled at the group many times before. It’s baffling to me because the majority of people in know in this community make the most money at MCM events by a wide margin. This year the Glasgow and London shows were massively profitable and helped me fund more books....

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Vessels #2 review round-up (it’s a hit!)

Hi guys Dave here with a review round up of Vessels #2. We launched the book in August following our fifth successful Kickstarter campaign and it’s gone down a treat with press and fans alike. It’s also officially our biggest book launch, with the highest amount of backers yet, insane online orders through comichaus.com and big sales in my local branch of Forbidden Planet. Thanks to everyone who picked the book up in the last month. Here’s the obligatory review round up 😀 Starburst Magazine (9/10) – “Lives up to the expectations left by its debut and then some.” Big...

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Vessels #3 cover + synopsis revealed!

Hi everyone, Dave here with a fresh update hot on the heels of our Vessels #2 launch in August. But first, a recap: Vessels #2 is now officially our biggest launch yet, with our record number of Kickstarter backers receiving the comic by mail, our largest launch orders on Comichaus.com and huge sales in our local Forbidden Planet store in Edinburgh. So once again I want to say a big thanks to our fans for supporting the series – you rule! Which brings us to what comes next, Vessels #3. We just revealed the cover on our Facebook: You...

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