Temple Showcase Deadline

Next Temple Showcase Deadline: EXTENDED 'til 7th November 2014

Please email all comic related submissions to the email address above (with Temple Comic Submission as the subject header). Pages must be a minimum of 1240 pixels wide, at 150dpi (no more than 20 pages per contributor).

If you are unsure of what to send, please see past issues which are downloadable for free from the 'Download Previous Temple Issues' section.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Temple Classic Covers 15

Temple Classic Cover 15 (c) Tony Suleri

Now where would the Temple be without a fantastically intricate Tony Suleri cover, eh?  

Tony is another long-time Temple contributor, and his distinctive style has made him a very popular artist in the small press/indie comics field.  I've worked with him on more projects than I have with any other artist, and am constantly surprised that he has yet to be snatched up by a professional comics publisher.

Check out his 550 page epic 'Cosmogenesis' (written by Adam Grose) for some truly mind-meltingly detailed artwork.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Temple Classic Covers 14

Temple Classic Covers 14 (c) Lee Cooke

Lee Cooke was possibly one of the fastest artists on the face of the planet (only just beating Tony Suleri) and had a habit of labeling every finished page with the amount of minutes/hours it had taken him to complete.  I worked with Lee on a number of strips which were aimed at a younger audience than I was used to writing for (which explains why they contained so many swear words!) and appeared in Shane Chebsey's legendary CAOF comic back in the nineties.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Temple Classic Covers 13

Temple Classic Covers 13 (c) Darren Taylor

A rather amazing Scottish superhero artist and a jolly nice bloke too!  It was immediately obvious from the quality of Darren's art that he was going to go places, and since leaving the Temple's hallowed halls he has worked for a whole host of professional organisations including Cbeebies, NickJr, Nelvana and Disney UK.  You can see more of his bally marvelous artwork here. 

Incidental Factoid #1.  I once went to visit Darren whilst he was living in Kent, and his then miniature daughter successfully managed to tie my shoelaces together.  To this day, I still haven't figured out how to untie them...

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Temple Classic Covers 12

Temple Classic Cover 12 (c) Simon Mackie

Simon Mackie is one of the Temple's longest running members, and still contributes to this day.  His Flick and Jube comic strip was often the highlight of the Temple, and can be read in its entirety here:

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Free Doggie!

For World Book Day UK comic writer Jason Cobley has made all his ebooks free, including The Greatest Adventures Of Captain Winston Bulldog, The Extraordinary Exploits Of Captain Winson Bulldog, and Bulldog Clips.

I've always had a bit of a softspot for Captain Bulldog as the Bulldog Adventures Magazine was the first small press comic I ever brought (way back in the nineties!). There's some mighty fine creators involved in these comics, and you'll find the likes of Garen Ewing (of Rainbow Orchid fame), PJ Holden (2000ad regular), Neill Cameron (highly popular artist for The Phoenix, and ex-Temple member) and there's even a few contributions from myself and Paul Harrison Davies (my Bunk Mates and Hoodied Horror collaborations with Paul appear inside Bulldog Clips).

Anyway, enough waffle from me! They may not be free for long, so pop along to Lulu and start downloading them now!

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Temple Classic Covers 11

Temple classic cover 11 - Artwork (c) John Kirkham.

This issue John Kirkham (or 'Fuz' as he was then known) burst onto the scene with a brilliant, eye catching cover.  He later went on to run the Temple on several occasions, and his flare for design work made him the perfect choice for Assistant Editor on the 100% Biodegradable comic anthology

The cover for this issue proved so popular that it was used again for the Temple's one-off comic anthology 'Small Fish'.