Friday, 3 July 2015

A Few Annotations

Hello internet, it's been eons!

Our silence hasn't been due to a lack of comic-ing, though. On the contrary, we've had shiploads of stuff going on in the WCP... working on an ambitious new project, navigating the roller-coaster ride of a potential book deal (including a New York agent!), and starting up a writer's periodical called Annotation Magazine with Dr. Simon Hilton-Smith as editor.  Check out the spiffy website and Facebook page to learn more about that. 
http://annotationmagazine.weebly.com/
And here's a wee look-see at a story we have appearing in the next Thought Bubble Anthology 2015...

That's not Superman, we swear.

Stay tuned!

Friday, 6 February 2015

True Believers 2014

Greetings, true believers!

For the first time ever, The Water Closet is going to appear at TRUE BELIEVERS COMIC FESTIVAL 2014 in Cheltenham...  Well, I say The Water Closet, but it's just going to be me (Jordan), as I live in Bristol which is much, much closer to Cheltenham than Leeds is, where Sir Richard dwells these days (the chump).  Ah well, who needs writers at the table anyways, amirite?  I'll be fine on my own.  Probably better, actually.

Sob.

Details of the convention (which is TOMORROW) are here:  oktruebelievers.com
oktruebelievers.com

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Antholo-Gee Whizz!

It seems 2014 is the Year of the Anthology for the Water Closet.  Here are some comics collections we have been involved in recently, alongside a cavalcade of esteemed creators.

THOUGHT BUBBLE ANTHOLOGY 2014

"Space Hype!" written and coloured by Biz Stringer-Horne.  I was honoured to be asked to take part in this year's Thought Bubble Anthology from Image Comics.  All proceeds go to Bernardo's, so get yourself a copy and help out some kids!



 Get it here: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/anthology-2014/


TO ARMS!

"The Accidental Propagandist" written by our very own Rik Worth.  This is a wonderful collection of "alternative" stories in honour of the centenary of the First World War this November.  It was put together by Karim Iskander Flint and Matthew Duncan of Limehouse Comics.  The keen-eyed may recognise Matt from his "Cabaret Vincente" story in our Irregulars anthology!



Get it here: http://www.limehousecomics.com/books/


THE PSYCHEDELIC JOURNAL OF TIME TRAVEL #4

"The Ghost of Montague Hall" written by Chris Denton.  This was my debut appearance in this crackin' digest, masterminded by the eminent Owen Watts.  I shall return to the Journal, and bring Richard with me!

 
Get it here: http://thepsychedelicjournal.blogspot.co.uk/


The Psychedelic Journal and Limehouse Comics be at Thought Bubble this year as well, and the TB Anthology will be going around, so you can always pick up your copies in person!

That's it for now,
Jordan

Monday, 2 June 2014

Pen Heaven Interview - Making It as An Author


Hey gang,

The fine folks from the Pen Heaven blog asked us to share some wisdom about what it takes to "make it" as a writer.  Why they thought of us is somewhat of a mystery, but go check out the article to glean some sound advice from some of the other featured authors, and otherwise to witness this scholarly image of Richard wearing what I can only assume are somebody else's glasses.

http://www.penheaven.co.uk/blog/making-it-as-an-author/

richard worth

I agree with everything Richard said, and would basically repeat the sentiment that the most important thing to do if you want to "make it" is to just make it.  Whether it's a comic, a painting, or a knitted jumper, if what you're doing is coming from an internal impetus to create something you would want to read/look at/wear, then you're already on your way. You just need to sit down and do it. If you end up with a finished product you are happy with, then you've already accomplished your goal.  If you're not happy with it, try again until you are. And hopefully other people will start to notice.

Peace,
Jordan

Monday, 26 May 2014

Gentzilla

Richard and I had a blast at the London MCM this past weekend.  Here is something I did to keep my hands from idleness over the two days...




The text is taken from a print by artist Dowaito and master calligrapher Tanaka Shinko and means "counter poison with poison" or "fight fire with fire".  There is currently no known reason as to why The Gent would ever be so huge.

Oh and also, check out what the stupendous Pete Taylor of the Swansea Comics Collective bequeathed to us at the Bristol Expo a few weeks ago!

The Gentry a la Pete Taylor

Well, that's all for now. We'll try and give a more detailed report of our past two cons in the near future, but you know what we're like.

Signing off,
Jordan