Moon 2: Page 17 pencils

Page 17 of Moon 2 in all its ‘leaden’ ‘glory’ presented for your perusal. Work on Moon 2 is continuing apace and is looking really rather good for the extra effort. Many, many pages are already back from Iv’s South American palette. She continues to teach English to 11 different schools so is achieving an incredible feat by putting out any Moon pages at all. We remain as ever in awe of the lass.

But what is going on here? Both characters from the previous book and new to the series having a fight about something. But what? And what does it have to do with Moon?

We’re not telling you. Sorry. Maybe stop by the Moon table at a future con (perhaps not Kapow or MCM – sorry as it might not be available by then) or attend the Moon Launch and we’ll reveal all for a measly £3.50. Stop by anyway!!

In the meantime – why not grab another copy of Moon 1? Seriously – one for the week, one for Sunday best.

Moon Launch T-Minus 5

Okay – with 5 more days to go and thought we’d try out a new flyer/poster for the Moon/Beyond the Bunker launch. In 4 days time the Square Pig in Holborn will be lit up and ignited with the launch of Beyond the Bunker’s flagship title; Moon! As you already know the first review is in from and frankly we’re proud to say the response is excellent.

To grab your copy head over to the Square Pig, right next to Holborn Station on Saturday and pay £5 at the door or sign up for guest list at Paypal ensuring you a reserve signed copy and definite entry. We have added an extra act to the proceedings as well with the inimitable Skyskratcher who are helping us rig up too.

Add Skyskratcher to the already massive line-up of the comedy music duo Cold Callers and the Damn Jammage as well as musical and comedy interludes from friend to the Bunker, general global influence and Panda lover Paul Sweeney running the evening as well as a signed and numbered copy of Moon and we are offering you a massive night for a mere £5 entry.

It’s been a long road to get to this point and we have to thank everyone that has got us to this stage – namely Ivanna Matilla, Benjamin Morgan, Paul Wade, Stuart Gould (UKomics) as well as all the bands and folks who have offered their help in putting this all together and all those who’ve shown interest in all this so far – Joe Innes for his amazing review – Sas Stewart for finding us a sound engineer and Jude Benjamin from Skyskratcher for stepping in at short notice. Finally, BTH Architects for funding the first run of books, our parents and long suffering fiancees – and your good selves. Where the fuck would we be without you….?

So see you on Saturday night after 6. Turn up equipped with Ha ha bones, dancing boots and telescopes. More details on the event over the next few days….

What is Moon?

Curious as to what Moon is about? Take this handy handy Moon quiz and learn all you need to know about our cosmic protector.

Q1 What happens to the Moon during the day?

A) It is on the other side of the earth and thus not visible.

B) It visits other planets and laughs at their moons.

C) It grows a body and drives around London in a sports car, taking down the forces of international terrorism.

If you answered anything but C then RETURN TO SCHOOLING! You have bought into the lies perpetuated by world governments in a global conspiracy designed to stop you reading sweet comics about a cop with a Moon for a head!
In the year 42AD, a group of Celtic Druids attempted to summon the spirit of the Moon to Earth and bind it in the form of a lithe, feminine warrior with firm buttocks. They failed on almost all counts. Moon is a tall skinny guy with a big Moon where his head should be and all the grace of an ice skating Panda, but if you so much as think of inferring that he does not have buns of steel, he will orbit a stapler at your head! He works for a not-so-secret government agency imaginatively named “The Agency” with the remit of taking on criminals deemed too strange for conventional police.

Q2 Moon’s partner is:

A) A magical pony called Sparkledust Tenderhoof.

B) The Queen.

C) A violent, gun-slinging traffic warden called Shades Rodriguez who once caused over a million pounds worth of property damage just to issue a parking ticket.

If you once again failed to answer C then get your pony loving backside out of my country and stop defaming the name of her Majesty!
Shades Rodriguez is so badass that he once drank a smoothie made entirely from wazzed up Kiefer Sutherland films and beef. He thinks he is from Detroit but is really from Sheffield and he knows that sometimes you have to electrocute soft toys if you want the little bastards to tell you where the bombs are! Shades and Moon hate each other but only by learning to work together do they stand a chance of overcoming the dark, shoggothian legions that want to drag them into the bowels hell and do horrible things to their bottoms…they’re a bit like Ant & Dec in that regard.

Q3 Moon is a comic about:

A) The tear jerking search for true love in the cold, harsh world of 19th Century thimble making.

B) A what-if story that explores a world in which Superman was raised by marmots.

C) The facemeltingly cool adventures of a man with a Moon for a head and his lunatic partner as they attempt to avenge the death of Moon’s best friend by beating the snot out of anything too weird to tolerate on the streets of London, England!!

If you answered C then you have successfully spotted the formulaic pattern of this quiz. Now cosy up with your pet wolf, crack open an ice cold shandy and get ready for a Moonfist salad of evil-monster punching action! Do it! The Omega-Womb commands you!