Available for pre-Order: Building Worlds: How to make your own Comic Books
£14 (plus P&P) / ISBN TBC / paperback / full colour / 52 pages / Outfield Press
Unfortunately, the current worldwide lockdown has resulted in the delay of the print release of this book however you can still pre-order now and we are working hard to ensure fulfilment of delivery some time during May 2020.
BUILDING WORLDS: HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN COMIC BOOKS is a guide that teaches readers of all ages the basics of storytelling.
BUILDING WORLDS sneakily explains how to write and draw your own stories during a whole new adventure through parallel worlds for some of the characters from our previous book, ALIEN IN THE OUTFIELD! It’s a how-to guide and a spin-off rolled into one!
We catch up with lovable loser Rendell, who’s now trying to make it big in the world of comics. Teaming up with the precocious Maggie, who wants to learn how to tell her own stories, the pair get lost in a fantastical world of their own creation – where anything they imagine can come to life. Their journey home is the setting for what becomes an instructional guide for young readers who want to know how to make their own comic books.
Using the skills and techniques taught in the book, the story can only be completed with the help of the reader. It’s Grant Morrison vibes for the Teen Titans Go generation! A fourth-wall-shattering book that entertains and informs!
Following our successful Kickstarter, the book is now available for pre-order.
Available now: Alien in the Outfield: The Graphic Novel!
£12 (plus P&P) / ISBN 978-1-78808-772-8 / paperback / 106 pages / Outfield Press
Written by Jack RB Kirby and with art by Mat Barnett
Roswell, New Mexico, 1986. 14 year old Joel Horovitz is lonely, bullied and alienated. In an effort to make some new friends, he joins the Roswell Rockets – the worst little league baseball team in the state. But Joel’s life and the fortunes of the Roswell Rockets are about to change forever when he encounters a runaway alien who just so happens to have an incredible talent for baseball…
Packed with homages to the best (and worst) of 1980s pop-culture, Alien in the Outfield is a comic book for fans of adventure, comedy, sporting underdogs and sci-fi of all ages. Step up to the plate and get ready for a comic book caper that’s out of this world!
Following a successful Kickstarter, Alien in the Outfield: The Graphic Novel collects the complete series of the alien sports adventure comic, remastered, expanded and in full colour for the first time!
Alien in the Outfield is an all-ages book in the truest sense of the words; Jack and Mat hope that kids will love Alien’s grumpy demeanour and antics whilst ‘bigger kids’ will recognise the nostalgic elements of the comic and enjoy the gently knowing nods towards Eighties pop culture.
Alien in the Outfield channels the spirit of sporting glory from Teen Wolf, mixes in a little of the ‘lovably relatable outsider’ from E.T. and comes up with a baseball story about an alien child who crash lands in middle America and becomes the MVP of the local little league team. There is little not to like about Kirby’s reverential writing and Barnett’s charming visuals. John Townsend, Starburst Magazine
Baseball. Aliens. The Eighties. Stir together in a bowl, add ink, paper and leave to cook for half an hour on a medium heat. The result? Alien in the Outfield. This light hearted, sci-fi/sports mash-up is great…especially for those who have just started getting into comics and want an easy, exciting read. Richard Axtell, Nerdly.co.uk