Thursday, 27 August 2015
Octobriana: The Underground History is now on sale! You can click and buy it now from the buttons on the right (using paypal or credit card.) Just select the area of the world in which you live (the UK, or the rest of Europe... or outside Europe) and click on the 'Buy Now' button. Full details of the content of the book can be found just below in my last post. It's a limited edition, so buy it now before we sell out! Here's the fantastic Simon Breeze cover revealed for the first time!!!!!
Monday, 24 August 2015
'Octobriana: The Underground History' by John A. Short, published by Kult Creations is a numbered, signed, book - limited to just 300 copies... 120 PAGES LONG. LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED. It contains the full story behind the original book that introduced the cult communist superheroine to the world. It also features a full breakdown of all her uses and appearances since - in comics, movies and audio drama... From 'The Adventures of Luther Arkwright' to the David Bowie and Billy Idol connections. NEW COMIC STRIP ACTION - written by J.A. Short & illustrated in full colour by GABRIELLE NOBLE (and containing the Devil Woman's full origin story.) With new Octobriana illustrations by NEIL EDWARDS, HUNT EMERSON, VINCE DANKS & LEW STRINGER. Fully painted covers by SIMON BREEZE. It's going to be REVOLUTIONARY!
Friday, 17 July 2015
Sunday, 21 June 2015
So what exactly is going to be in Kult Creation's new book about cult comix character - Octobriana? Firstly there is an in-depth analysis of the original 1971 book that launched the character in the West. Then there's the full story behind the creation of Petr Sadecky's book. Then a huge amount of detail about her every comic strip appearance since 1971 from 'The Adventures of Luther Arkwright' through to Trina Robbins' comic strip and webcomics. Analysis of the 2003 movie version and the audio adventures of the Russian Devil-Woman. OTUH will also cover the David Bowie and Billy Idol connections and other obscure and mysterious inspirations for and tributes to the Spirit of the October Revolution! Also, I brand new 34 page, full colour comic strip adventure featuring the character's origin (written by John A. Short and illustrated by Gabby Noble.) We might even have a few surprise guest illos by artists with an industry profile. The whole book will run to around 120 pages. Coming soon... ish!
Thursday, 11 June 2015
John A. Short's forthcoming book about cult comics character OCTOBRIANA is to have a cover by Shepton Mallet's finest painter - Simon Breeze. 'Octobriana: The Underground History's cover has to be kept under wraps for now, but here's another Octobriana painting by the image-smith...
Friday, 22 May 2015
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
I'm working hard on writing my book about public domain, communist superheroine, Octobriana, at the moment. It will be out from Kult Creations later this year. Here's some art from the new comic strip origin that will be featured in the book (written by me with art by Gabby Noble.)