Free Comic Book Day 2013 – free stuff from us

Today at your local comic shop, amongst dozens of other free titles, you can pick up #0 of Matt Sturges and Jean-Paul Deshong’s  Damsels prequel/spin-off mini Mermaids

Meanwhile, right here you can get two free retro-styled sci-fi,  pulp detective  Deadeye stories by us and Matt Timson.

And, of course, all 160 pages of our Victorian techno Soap Opera The Thrill Electric are still available for free online and via iTunes for iOS.

Free comics, just for you. Enjoy.

The Thrill Electric Unity Award 2012 finalist

The Unity Awards exist to honor the best content being created with Unity. Winners in eight categories will be announced at the annual awards ceremony to be held at Unite 2012 on Thursday, August 23rd.

Unity Award finalists display some of the best and brightest professional and amateur talent within the video game industry across platforms from iOS and Facebook to PlayStation 3 and PC.

The Thrill Electric is nominated in the Best Non-Game category. More info at

Making the Thrill Electric on

The Thrill Electric, the digital comic we created with Hat Trick Digital, was one of our most technically challenging projects. Each of the ten episodes features hundreds of images, camera effects and animations, integrated videos, music and sound effects – and all in a stunning interactive 3D environment. This is all possible due to the comic engine we built from scratch for this project, which we’ve nicknamed Lumi.

Read the rest on

Thrill Electric review on The Lottery Party

A truly lovely review of Thrill appeared over on today.

As I type, Emma Vieceli, Littleloud, Hat Trick, and Channel 4 Education are all attending the Broadcast Digital Awards in London and are waiting to find out if we’ve won Best Website… we’ll keep you posted.

The Thrill Electric nominated in 2012 Broadcast Digital Awards

We’re incredibly pleased to learn that The Thrill Electric has been nominated for Best Website in the 2012 Broadcast Digital Awards

The full list of Best Website Nominees:

Best Website / Beaver Falls, Stardotstar for E4
Channel 4 Weather website, Clusta and Channel 4 for Channel 4
Sexperience, Mint Digital for Channel 4
Something Special Out and About, Aardman Digital for CBeebies
Thrill Electric, Littleloud and Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4, Horse & Country TV

Can we really hope to beat Mr. Tumble himself? Winners will be announced on the 20th of June. Fingers crossed.

The Thrill Electric now FREE on iTunes

At long last the wait is over. The Thrill Electric is now FREE to read on iPad and iPhone via iTunes.

Please download, enjoy, rate, reblog, retweet, comment, email, spread the word. Go, go, GO! free ten-part (150 page) enhanced comic is set in Victorian Manchester and demonstrates the extraordinary parallels between the Internet Age and the Telegraph Age.

Beautifully realised by Emma Vieceli, Windflower Studio, and LittleLoud,  and scripted by Leah Moore and John Reppion, the story weaves around the exciting lives of the young women and men working at The Electrical and International Telegraph Company and tackles 21st Century issues such as gang culture, cyber bullying, coming out and on-line flirtations!

The Thrill Electric also features stunning animations, loads of contextual information, and a secret code that unlocks a hidden storyline. Produced by Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4 education.

The Thrill Electric Episode 10: The Thrill Electric online now – cover by Fez baker

Click on the awesome Fez baker cover above to jump to the Thrill Electric site and read the final episode.

Sorry we’re so late in posting this here but we had quite a rough build up to the festive season and then a mad dash to get everything sorted for our own family Christmas.

We really, really hope you’ve enjoyed The Thrill Electric; it was an absolute pleasure for us to work on and we’re very proud of it. Thanks so much to everyone involved at Hat Trick, Channel 4, LittleLoud and especially Windflower Studio (and, of course, Emma Vieceli).

100% FREE iPhone and iPad version of TTE coming  in January 2012!