Saturday, 23 June 2012

GLoW 1 Anthology to Debut at Glasgow Comic Con!

It's been a long time coming, but at last, the first anthology of the Glasgow League of Writers is ready to make its debut at Glasgow Comic Con! 

The anthology - titled simply, GLoW 1 - is based on a superhero theme.  Upcoming GLoW anthologies will shift to different genres, with the next one due for release being horror.  This particular anthology is very special to us, as it marks out first ever collaboration.  The idea was originated at one of our earliest meetings back in the summer of 2011, and the lineup of scripts are by the 7 founding members of the Glasgow League of Writers: Gordon Robertson (Arse Cancer), Luke Halsall (Hoodie), Gordon McLean (No More Heroes), John Lees (The Standard), Jane Sayer, James Fairlie and Ian Buchanan.  Since these short stories were completed, our membership as almost tripled and we have all evolved as creators, but this book stands a document of where we all were when we first came together, and holds a very special place in all our hearts. 

Here's the lineup of stories included in the anthology:

Writer: Gordon Robertson
Artist: Jason Mathis

Writer: Ian Buchanan
Artist: Thor Fjalarsson

Writer/Artist: Jane Sayer

Writer: Gordon McLean
Artist: Adam Balson

Writer: James Fairlie
Artists: Iain Laurie, Garry McLaughlin, Martin Newman, James Fairlie

Writer: John Lees
Artist: Garry McLaughlin
Letterer: Colin Bell

Writer: Luke Halsall
Artist: James Corcoran

Glasgow Comic Con runs on the weekend of Saturday 30th June to Sunday 1st July, and will be hosted at the Mackintosh Church Arts & Heritage Centre on Garscube Road, near Maryhill Road.  A limited amount of tickets will be available on the day, at the door, or you can buy tickets in advance at At Comics by Post, just off Duke Street, and City Centre Comics at Ruthven Lane, off Byres Road. 

You'll find copies of GLoW 1 sale at the tables of GLoW members at Queen's Cross Hall, including the table for The Standard and the table for No More Heroes and Villainous

And while you are at Glasgow Comic Con showing your support for the Glasgow League of Writers, why not vote in the SICBA awards, where GLoW members are nominated?  John Lees, Gordon McLean and Colin Bell are all nominated for Best Writer, while The Standard, No More Heroes and Jonbot VS Martha are all nominated for Best Comic. 

We hope to see you at Glasgow Comic Con.  It's sure to be a great day, and we're very excited about being able to share GLoW 1 with the world at last!

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