OCTOBRIANA's back! (and she's fighting Vladimir Putin!)
THE NEW AMAZONS PREVIEW SPECIAL is out now! It's a brand new superhero title written by John A. Short (me) and illustrated by Gabrielle Noble (artist of 'Savage! Jungle Princess'). It features the return of cult underground comics character OCTOBRIANA (see my post from last month if you don't know who that is!) In the exclusive strip that appears in the Preview Special Octobriana and the rest of the New Amazons are up against that arch-super-villain... VLADIMIR PUTIN! This short FULL COLOUR preview is here to pave the way for the forthcoming Graphic Novel 'The New Amazons: Costume Drama'!
I’m a full-time comics creator who has worked for all sorts of different publications all over the world. For the British newsstand kid’s comic ‘Toxic’, I created the strips ‘Rex!’ and ‘Robin Hoodie’. On the internet I wrote for Hunt Emerson's ‘Ardnox High’ strip. I’ve had stories in Fantagraphics and Rip Off Comix anthologies in America. I’ve had strips in ‘Soft Secrets’ and ‘Wasted’. I’ve written for ‘Artx’ and ‘Men Only’.
But in comics fandom I’m best known as the self-publisher of the small press titles ‘Octobriana’ (which won the award for Best New British Comic that year), ‘Armageddon Patrol’ and ‘Loxley’. I'm currently writing 'Ms. Fortune' for Britain's 'Mayfair Magazine'.