Alien in the Outfield mostly takes place in the summer of 1986. We initially conceived of the story as a forgotten eighties movie so it was always visualised as a period piece. The eighties was the decade of my actual childhood and – probably not coincidentally – the period I most associate with the classic … Continue reading Time Travel, Easter Eggs and Getting Lost in a Rabbit Hole…
You can now pre-order Alien in the Outfield: Issue One in physical or digital download format from our Shop page! 1st printing of all issues is limited to 150 copies and will be signed by both creators! Digital Download of Issue One is available at a cost of whatever-you-think-is-fair! As we get closer to the launch … Continue reading Online Shop Launch!
Hi there sports fans! Just a quick update to let you know how we're getting on. At the moment, I'm taking scans of Mat's completed inks, copying the individual illustrations, arranging them over my initial sketches and drawing panels around them. The text and speech bubbles are also repositioned at this stage. I think the … Continue reading Inked update!
I’ve realised my initial approach to the art of Alien in the Outfield might just be a little old fashioned and possibly not the best way to hit our swiftly approaching deadlines. Using Jacks script and rough sketches as a guide, I pencil an oversize page layout on A4. This means that when the final … Continue reading Getting my ink on!
Happy Holidays everyone! As a seasonal treat, here is the very first inked and coloured appearance of our titular alien hero. We have an exciting year ahead and - by some Christmas miracle - we just about seem to be on target for the release of our first issue in 2014. We will be launching … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Hi Sports Fans! It’s your friendly neighbourhood pencil jockey and I’m here to talk to you about barcodes. I’m still not sure it should be me dealing with this particular bump in the road. Nevertheless, I'm conceding this as a technicality: as Jack handles the words, I suppose it makes sense that it falls to … Continue reading Drawing the line under barcodes
Hi there. It's Jack. Thanks so much for stopping by, checking out the blog or liking the Facebook page. We appreciate it a lot. The following is a little update as to how we came up with our idea and how we're turning it into something tangible. I remember quite clearly how Mat and I … Continue reading Hatching the Brain Eggs
Mat and Jack will be launching Alien in the Outfield at the London Super Comic Con on the 15th and 16th of March 2014. We will be selling Issue 1 with a special guest artist variant cover - along with lots of other exciting surprises! You can find out more and buy tickets for the … Continue reading Alien in the Outfield at London Super Comic Con
As you may be aware, Marvel recently announced that the Ms. Marvel mantle is to be inherited by a character named Kamala Khan, a Muslim-American teenage girl. You would have thought that this would be an unlikely mainstream news story - especially considering the admirable diversity in gender, ethnicity and sexuality currently headlining titles from … Continue reading Mat talks comics on the BBC
Alien in the Outfield is a new four-part all-ages comic book from writer Jack Kirby and artist Mat Barnett. It should be pointed out right from the start that Jack Kirby is not the late legendary Marvel creator with whom he serendipitously shares a name – but an all-new Jack Kirby who happens to have … Continue reading Alien in the Outfield!