Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Last Moments of 2014!

Accent UK's 2014 table range of books
So much to say, so little time before 2014 bides farewell. Comics-wise, 2014 was Accent UK's best ever in terms of reception, convention appearances and most importantly sales, with our highest ever sales since we began way back in 2002!

All told we attended 10 comic festivals, one fewer than 2013, but by making some big changes in our schedule and by taking a few risks, we almost doubled the previous year's total! Amazing stuff and difficult to fully analyse but those important show decisions coupled with the success of an ongoing comic series - here's looking at you WesterNoir - and a few bold discounts on older books helped reach new audiences and make 2014 a successful year for us.

WesterNoir and spin-off new 'Tales of..' titles
We only repeated 3 of 2013's shows, adding  7 'new' ones taking our tour bus to Scotland and Dundee & Glasgow, across to Northern Ireland for the first time for Belfast, across England from furthest Maidstone, Birmingham, London, Leeds, 'hometown' Manchester and our first ever show in Finland at the Helsinki Comics Festival, so quite a year!

There are a few more adventures to new places planned for next year alongside some welcome returns to, hopefully, most of the events we attended this year, will we have such a great year again? Well we'll have to work even harder if we are to, plus of course produce a few new books to replace those now sold out or dangerously low on stock, so plans are underway.......More later but to all readers of our books and those who support us in many ways, best wishes and Happy New Year!

Accent UK in the Helsinki Comics Festival marquee!

Friday, 19 December 2014

WesterNoir Book 4 Reviewed!

Gary Crutchley's stunning b&w art for the limited Josiah Black print!
And let's not forget WesterNoir itself, the latest issue of which was also reviewed by Travelling Man here and featured in Starburst magazine's online reviews here, what more reason do you need to follow this cracking series!

New Book Reviews!

Pedro Lopez art from 'The Kiss Of Death'
Fresh from their successful Thought Bubble launch, our new books are starting to receive their first reviews with the Travelling Man site quickly off the marks, see their Tales Of WesterNoir review here and Stephenson's Robot one here.

Marleen Starksfield Lowe's art from 'The Escape of Jigsaw Girl'

Both books available mail order directly from Accent UK or from us at a convention but we will be looking at wider distribution and some selected retailer stocks soon too.