Posts Tagged ‘Self Made Hero’

Autumn Equinox 2012

Posted By John Reppion on September 22nd, 2012


nce again, here we are at the Autumnal Equinox of another year. Summer officially ended about an hour and a half ago and the season of falling leaves, Halloween, and bonfires began. I went on a little pram pushing pilgrimage to the local standing stones with my tribe of sons earlier and paid my respects to the prehistoric Merseysiders whose cryptic carvings still remain, yet seem to go all but unnoticed, in South Liverpool suburbia. Not so much the elephant in the room as the mammoth at the corner of the road, next to where the ice cream van parks.

Although we’re currently on full-time child wrangling duties here at Moore & Reppion towers, there have been some exciting  announcements recently concerning things we have already written and which are currently (or soon to be) being drawn, coloured, and lettered.

Damsels #1 came out earlier this month and seems to have been very well received. Due to the aforementioned permanent child wrangling I haven’t had a chance to sort out a proper page for the series yet but should give you all the info you want for now (beware some spoilery reviews if you haven’t read #1 yet).

Sherlock Holmes – The Liverpool Demon has been solicited for a December release. We actually finished work on the scripts for this mini back in 2010 but our Trial artist, Aaron Campbell, went and got himself famous so we’ve had a bit of a wait while Dynamite found the right man for the job.  That man turned out to be Mr. Matt Triano and you can see some of his work for the series (as well as the stunning Francesco Francavilla cover for #1) at (there is a Liverpool Demon page, but it needs updating, sorry).

Something that hasn’t yet been officially announced yet is an adaptation/anthology which we’ve written for Self Made Hero and which is due for release this time next year. We can’t say much more than that at this stage but we’re both very excited about the book which, as it happens,  has a very Autumnal feel.

So, although our current days are filled with nappies, prams, nursery and playgroups, and our nights not nearly as full of sleep as would be ideal, we’ve managed to bank thirteen individual issues and a graphic novel’s worth of scripts just for you, dear reader. Don’t worry, it’ll be like we were never gone.

Something for 2013

Posted By John Reppion on May 14th, 2012

About an hour ago Leah and I completed work on a new book we’ve been working on for Self Made Hero.

The book is an adaptation (or rather a collection of adaptations) and is set to be published in the Autumn of 2013.

More news on that as soon as we’re allowed to say more.


The Lovecraft Anthology Vol 1- not yet but soon

Posted By John Reppion on March 17th, 2011

So, Self Made Hero’s The Lovecraft Anthology Vol 1 isn’t actually out yet (you can pre-order from and but, because we contributed, we received a comp copy a little while ago. And it’s a really, really nice looking, well put together book, featuring Ben Templesmith (cover), Dan Lockwood, Rob Davis, David Hine, Ian Edginton, Mark Stafford, D’Israeli,  Shane Oakley, I.N.J. Culbard, David Hartman, Alice Duke, plus ourselves and Leigh Gallagher. There honestly isn’t a bad story in there, which is partly down to Mr. Lovecraft of course, but also shows how well everyone involved has risen (Cthulhu like) to the challenge  of adapting his work.

There’s going to be a great big launch party for the book as part of the H. P. Lovecraft Reanimated event at The Horse Hospital in London next month, which we are gutted we cannot attend but, if you can get tickets, you should definitley do so.

There are going to be related panels and signings and stuff at most, if not all, of the UK comic cons this year, keep a beady eye on for more info as and when.

The Lovecraft Anthology Vol 1 is honestly a book we’re proud to be a part of (and one we’d definitley have bought anyway even if we weren’t in it) and something we really think people are going to be blown away by. Roll on Vol 2.

…and we’re back

Posted By John Reppion on July 22nd, 2010

o, it’s been a while, eh? How are you? Oh, we’re good thanks, keeping busy, you know. Yeah, sorry about all the obituaries, bit of a downer. What’s that? What have we been up to?


We’ve written an adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth for a Self Made Hero anthology which is due out in 2011. The ever impressive Mr. Leigh Gallagher is handling the art and is currently wrangling with our mammoth script even as I type these words.

We’ve plotted a four issue follow up to a Dynamite Entertainment horror book we wrote a few years back which Mr. Mike Raicht is scripting and we’re overseeing. We’ve seen a bit of artwork already and it’s looking very nice.

We’ve just today finished writing #2 of our second five issue Sherlock Holmes series which is entitled The Liverpool Demon and is proving to be lots of fun thus far. Not sure who the artist is going to be yet but we’ll let you know.

On top of all that, we’ve got a big comics-but-not-as-we-know-them type project lined up which we’re very, very excited about and which we will tell you all about as soon as we possibly can. We promise.

And… I’m sure there’s other stuff too… Oh, we’ve got a couple of new collected editions out too. I’ll blog about those right now.

What’s that? Shut up? Fair enough.