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
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
THE FABULOUS FUNK FACT FILE
Writer: James Fairlie
Artists: Iain Laurie, Garry McLaughlin, Martin Newman, James Fairlie
THE AWESOME DOGGY BOY
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!