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, 26 April 2014

Temple Classic Covers 19

Temple Classic Cover 19 (c) Kyle Kimmons

The Temple's first ever colour cover, courtesy of founding member and heroic moustache twiddler Kyle Kimmons.

This issue also marks my first stint as Temple Central Mailer (and a hell of a lot of photocopying on my behalf, in an attempt to keep the issues looking meaty after the previous issues complications).

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Temple Classic Covers 18

Temple Classic Cover 18 (c) Tim Geeves

Issue 18 was probably the source of the biggest Temple controversy, and came very close to being the last Temple ever. 

You see, after all the momentum that the Temple had built up and the constant influx of new members, this issue promised to be the biggest and the best yet.  The legendary John Freeman was coming onboard, as was some likeable chap named Neill Cameron.  The future was all bright and shiny and happy times were to be had by all, oh yes indeed!

Except Issue 18 completely failed to materialise.  Several months passed, many a frenzied phone conversation was had, and attempts to contact the new Central Mailer (responsible for putting the issues together and sending them out by mail) failed.

True to his Superhero heritage, the Temple's founder Kyle Kimmons travelled several hundred miles across the country, rounded up a small possy of angry Scotsmen (Darren Taylor) and raided the Central Mailers house in an SAS fashion.  After wrestling the contributor's pages from the CM's cold, dead fingers, they compiled the issue in record time and sent it out as fast as they possibly could.

Sadly the damage was already done, and after that issue the membership began to dwindle and the Temple never really recovered.  Still, if it hadn't been for Kyle and Darren's valiant efforts (and John Kirkham, who must've racked up one hell of a phone bill that month doing rumour control), the Temple would've been 55 issues shorter.  Cheers, chaps!  May your collective beards and moustaches never tarnish!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Temple Classic Covers 17

Temple Classic Cover 17 (c) Gordon Somers

A really nicely thought out superhero themed cover from another great Scottish artist, who also happens to be Darren Taylor's cousin.

Come on Gordon...when are you going to do some more Blackdog pirate strips, eh?  I've been waiting ages!

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Temple Classic Covers 16

Temple Classic Cover 16 (c) Matt Garvin

Interesting Factoid #2:  Within five seconds of meeting Matt at a comic convention, he accidentally spilt an entire pint in my lap, thus forcing me to retire to the toilets and thrust my groin at the hand dryer, to the accompaniment of many a strange look from grown men dressed as Klingons.  Several hours later, for an encore, Matt decided to spill a skinheads pint and immediately blame it on me.  Oh what merry larks! 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Good Guys Go Digital

Ex Temple member Neil Alexander has decided to infect the digital world with his insane comic ramblings!

Good Guys Issues 1 and 2 are available to buy both on Comicsy and on Drivethru for a mere £1/$1.49.

Neil describes his superhero series as "an action packed sit-com-ic that takes a sideways swipe at societies fame fixated failings."

He also urges: "buy it, you computer sh*ts!" and who can argue with a sales pitch as eloquent as that, eh?