Sherlock + Manga = 😌 by UKAnifest


Hi Civilians, 

 Titan Comics announced at the ComicsPRO retailers summit in Portland, Oregon on Friday that it will publish the Japanese manga adaptation of the BBC series Sherlock episode "A Study in Pink" in the United States and United Kingdom. The company will offer the manga both digitally and in print this June.


The book features work by manga artist Jay, and the English-language release also features an extended page count, and covers and art by Alice X. Zhang, who has worked on the comics adaptations of Doctor Who and The Blacklist.

Sherlock‘s fourth season doesn’t arrive on the BBC until 2017. For those keeping track, that’s at least three years after the third season (although admittedly there was an semi-out-of-continuity special inbetween). So if you’re a Sherlock fan looking for a fix, Titan Comics’ manga is probably your best bet to make it through the year.



Interview: Jim Cheung by Gabe Canada


UK Anifest blogger Gabrial Canada had the opportunity to speak with Marvel artist Jim Cheung briefly at this years C2E2 comic convention in Chicago. Now that the details of Marvel’s secret project, AXIS are coming to light Gabe has revisited his talk with Jim Cheung as it has since been confirmed that he is among the stable of artists providing covers for the series...

Gabe: How are you enjoying C2E2?

Jim Cheung: It has been good. I always enjoy coming to C2E2 and this one has been great as well.

Gabe: One of the things that is really appreciated about your work on Young Avengers is the relationship between Wiccan and Hulkling. I wanted to see how much that weighs upon you as an artist. Do you have to do anything different with a public display of affection between gay characters as opposed to a straight character? That might sound like a silly question but it is interesting and we want to see more relationships like that one in comics.

Jim Cheung: No. Not at all. For me I just approach it very much the same way. It is just a relationship like any other I think. The fact that the characters are so well received I think is down to the writing. As to me I am just following directions.

Gabe: Do you ever have any input in terms of an arc of a story or does the art ever inform some of the characteristics of the characters going forward?

Jim Cheung: On occasion I have some input but for me most of what I do is just following the directions. Most of the stuff they give me is great anyway and I am not being paid to rewrite things.

Gabe: What are you working on at present?

Jim Cheung: Right now the book I have out is Original Sin Zero. That actually came out this week. I haven’t even had the time to pick it up and read a copy for myself.

Gabe: And before that I know recently you were working on Infinity as well.

Jim Cheung: Yes. Infinity was a great project to work on as well. Jonathan Hickman is a great author and hopefully I will get to work with him on something again soon.

Gabe: Anything else coming down the pipeline you are working on or that fans should be looking out for

Jim Cheung: Nothing too much I can speak of at the moment. Right now Marvel just has me doing a bunch of covers for a Secret Project that is coming up. Beyond that they do not have me lined up for any major interiors just yet. Right now they are focusing on original sin. I am not sure when they will start teasing the new thing.

The End... For Now...

London Super Comic Con 2014 by Aisha Anime

Thor getting heavy with Iron Man, he wasn;t pleased 'You better not scratch my helmet, I MEAN IT!' Thanks guys!

Thor getting heavy with Iron Man, he wasn;t pleased 'You better not scratch my helmet, I MEAN IT!' Thanks guys!

London Super Comic Con 2014

Those of you who haven’t heard of LSCC, the London Super Comic Convention is a comics only convention, with its debut in the UK in 2012. The convention focuses on U.S and European creators, exhibitors, publishers and dealers for comics, merchandise and now cosplay.

The event is organised by a team comprised of U.K and U.S comic book professionals and fans with experience in hosting creator-driven shows dating back to the 1990s. This event is the UK’s equivalent to San Diego’s Comic-Con, not quite matching the scale yet but definitely an enjoyable experience.

Nice movie replica showcased by iconic Legion

Nice movie replica showcased by iconic Legion

With a wide range of over 100 small press independent comic publishers and creators from the UK and USA, we have a mixture of top comic retailers, mainstream, underground and independent artists too, here to sell their wares and sign an autograph or two. This time The Walking Dead artist - Charlie Adlard has been the favourite for people to make massive queues from, starting as a UK artist for Judge Dredd he is now an Eisner-nominated artist.

Some more familiar UK talents include Neil Gibson of Twisted Dark, showcasing his gruesome horror short stories alongside promoting his kickstarter project TORTURED LIFE. Tortured Life is a 6 issue Miniseries / Graphic Novel about an everyday guy called Richard Carter who has the supernatural power of seeing how people are going to die.  The kickstarter has reached it’s goal plus more so hopefully we’ll be seeing this comic soon.

Tribute to anime Magi by Valeriya

Tribute to anime Magi by Valeriya

Valeriya a regular exhibitor at MCM is study animation at Central Saint Martins but tries to fit in as many conventions to her schedule including LSCC with her manga-esque style of art, selling her comics, prints and taking commissions for portraits.

Amongst the comics and merchandise the reason I had turned up to LSCC was to explore the new cosplay scene. Since the announcement of the prize – two tickets to Dragon Con in America including all paid for airline tickets and inclusive hotel, this all caused a buzz in the cosplay scene. Once the judges were announced cosplayers became determined to enter or backed off in fear of criticism but who can blame them? When your faced with the likes of American cosplay high flyers Yaya Han and Riddle.

The Judges: Tabitha Lyons from Artfakes, Yaya Han and Riddle

The Judges: Tabitha Lyons from Artfakes, Yaya Han and Riddle

They whittled away the steep competition down to 10 finalists frozen duo from france, a separate Elza from Frozen, cat woman, pin up super girl, Lady Weeds from Swamp thing, Deathstroke, She Ra, Hyper Girl, Tali'Zorah from Mass Effect and Maliketh from Thor 2. Girl power prevailed and ten contestants repeated their acts to the Judges Yaya Han, Riddle and Uk cosplayer Tabitha Lyons from Artyfakes.

The judges had extreme difficulty announcing the winners as it was a matter of one point which separated first place from second. Third came the highly amusing dancer Yel Zamoor as Hyper Girl an original comic character in a full suit of robotic armour. Second came Laura Sindall and Cosplex as She-Ra and the Goddess with their impressive scene from She ra and confetti blast from the well made props. First were one of the French entries Nikita and Annshella as Anna and Elsa from Frozen. They wowed us with more than one outfit each and a great reversible prop background. The biggest shock was they transported it all from France. An adventure for them which was well worth it!

Everything about the event was professional and on a manageable scale at the Excel, no problems were incurred by cosplayers or staff. A special thanks goes to Sony for providing the top three with the prizes of PS3’s and Playstation vitas and Gary the guy who organised alot of the event. If I have got your interest look into LSCC 2015 –

Click the photo to see more in the gallery of cosplayers and nostalgic moments, photos all propery of Aisha Anime.