Starburst Magazine, the world’s longest running magazine of cult entertainment, will be at MancsterCon 2015.
Since 1977, Starburst Magazine have been a central hub for all that’s happening in the world of sci-fi, tv and cinema. As we’re very much an indie con, we feel especially honoured to have Starburst at our 2015 convention in Media City. They’ve shown their support for independent artists by sponsoring MancsterCon and providing opportunities for artists by inviting submissions to their magazine.
We took some time to have a brief interview with the guys from Starburst about indie comics, the UK scene and upcoming opportunities for all you talented artist folk out there…
MancsterCon: Firstly just to say a massive thank you for your support so far. It means a lot having an established magazine like yours take an interest in the ‘little guy’ on the con scene!
Starburst Magazine: Thank you for letting us come. We’re fans first and foremost after all.
MancsterCon: It’s great that you give as much attention to indie comics as you do to the mainstream. There’s been a lot said about titles such as SAGA and Rat Queens – what are the best indie titles out there under the radar.
Starburst Magazine: Dennis Wodja’s 566 Frames is a fantastic read that really shows what the medium can do in the simplest of ways. Jack Fallow’s autobiographical Axolotl is something rather special as well. Terry Wiley’s Verity Fair is an utterly strange treat and a total delight. Madius Comics have launched a great collection called Papercuts and Inkstains which is certainly one to watch and those are just the ones off the top of my head; the UK indie scene is thriving.
MancsterCon: What are the titles you’re most looking forward to being released in 2015?
Starburst Magazine: Jamie Smart has a new Moose Kid Comic coming out soon which you should do everything in your power to get your hands on a copy. I also can’t wait to see what Chip Zdarsky does with Howard The Duck; from what we’ve seen so far, he’s really captured the spirit of Steve Gerber’s original vision.
MancsterCon: We aim to highlight and support the independent comics and sequential art scene in the North West. I was wondering if you could give our readers some information about submitting comics to Starburst magazine?
Starburst Magazine: We want to help great talent get recognised. We’re looking for clever and original content that will fit our two page showcase section in the magazine. We want to be amazed, though science fiction, horror and fantasy themed work stands a significantly better chance of getting accepted. Also no zombies. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any more questions.
MancsterCon: That’s great and thanks so much for taking the time to talk to us!