Ahh yes young afroella
We’re still recovering from the amazingness that was New York Comic Con (lots of pics to come) and now we’re back home things are busier than ever. If you were at the show you will have got an exclusive look at our spin off title following a younger Afroella, but if you weren’t, fear not because we can now reveal it to the world.
If you’d like to get your hands on a print of this image, we’re now offering it as an exclusive reward to everyone who pledges £30 or more to our kickstarter campaign. With a little under 34 hours left there’s no better time to pledge your support for Afroella. Follow the link here Afroella Kickstarter
Gem + Lee
Our Afroella kickstarter is in full swing, have a watch of our video and check out the awesome exclusive rewards for our backers. From £1-£300 you can bag yourself some exclusive Afroella merchandise available only on kickstarter. COSMIC
Yesterday we launched our Afroella Kickstarter campaign and it’s off to a great start!
Massive thank you to everybody that’s already pledged, you are all truly awesome!
If you haven’t already, head on over and check it out . We’ve got some wicked rewards for every pledge; from exclusive digital content, all 4 full colour print editions to t-shirts, buttons, sketches and much more. There’s even the chance to appear as a character in the final instalment of the series.
Every, pledge, share & tweet is massively appreciated and goes a long way to helping us reach our goal.
Love you all.
Lee & Gem
We don’t often blog real life science stories but this one we couldn’t pass by. It seems a team of astronomers in Hawaii have discovered a brand new pink planet that greatly resembles the mysterious planet Kroma, the setting for Afroellas current adventures and the source of the robot menace.
Apparently if you point your telescopes towards the Virgo constellation and look for the bright spot, that is in fact where you’ll find planet Kro…ahem we mean…GJ504b .
Even better though, with a sun much hotter than ours, we’re going to assume the beaches are amazing!
Now we have no concept of how far 57 light years is but it can’t take any longer than an East Coast Railway journey from London to Leeds (ask Gemma) so pack your bikinis people, let’s all go to GJ 504b
If you haven’t already picked up your copy of the latest instalment of Afroella here’s a 2 page sampler to wet your appetite…here we find our daring captain in a little bit of a squeeze…
Dun dun dunnnnnn!!!
As a treat here’s a little something to brighten up your desktop…a super awesome Afroella#2 wallpaper!
Take a sneaky peek, Afroella#2 is on its way!
We’ve just returned from a fantastic weekend at London Super Comic Con where we debuted the brand spanking new redesigned cover for Afroella#2.
So now without further ado, may we present it here to the world of Tumblr.
BOOM BOOM POW!
Click the pic above to catch our audio interview at Kapow Comic Con with Jimmy Aquino of Comic News Insider alongside some great interviews with Gary Erskine, Mark Millar and Jonathan Ross to name a few [we’re around 1:14:30 just after Gary Erskine]
One week on and we’ve just about recovered from our adventures at Kapow Comic Con London.A great time was had and looking forward to the next.
Here’s a few pics from our stand
Gem reads Afroella 1 for the thousandth time!
Our brand new posters fresh from the printers!
A sneaky shot by Geek Syndicate of our stand [that’s Ben Ridolfi on the left in the awesome cat T-Shirt, he provides some of the initial penciled layouts for the issues and did the amazing job with our sponsume vid]
This week sees the second year of Kapow Comic Con and we’re happy to say we’ll be there with bells on! Come and swing by and say hi (we love to chat!) or if you fancy you can get your hands on your copy of Afroella and some pretty awesome merch to go with…you might catch 1 or two cheeky surprises from us too along the way.
Remember to check out the website at http://kapowcomicconvention.com the lineup is looking fantastic with Lucha Wrestling, some amazing comics talent and plenty of previews for upcoming movies (Amazing Spiderman FTW!)
In the run up to release of issue 2 we’ll be posting concept art, our influences and sneaky peaks of what’s to come.
So to kick things off here’s a cheeky look at the designs for the President and citizens of the Planet Kroma.
With the look of Afroella and her world based very much on retro American Sci-Fi we wanted to make the planet Kroma distinctly different to give it an alien feel.
The trick though was to remain within the overall aesthetic so we began by looking at what other countries were producing in the same period. What really stood out was Soviet Sci-Fi as while sharing a lot of similar elements to its US counterpart it had its own very recognizable identity which sets it apart from the rest.
I’ll be chatting much more about this in upcoming updates as more is revealed of Kromas architecture, costume and technology.