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Raygun Roads won absolutely nothing at the 3rd Annual British Comic Awards Ceremony. Taking place on Saturday 15th November in the Royal Armouries Bury Theatre in Leeds as part of the Thought Bubble Festival, the judging panel consisted of Jonathan Entwistle, Jessica Hynes, Danny John-Jules, Jonathan Ross and Suzy Varty. The Best Comic was selected from a longlist of more than 100 comics published in the UK over the last 12 months.

We would like to thank the BCA Committee for being kind enough to put the rantings of a bunch of madmen in the shortlist and the judges for doing the right thing.

A member of the writer’s family, who wishes to remain anonymous, said, “Last thing we needed was for him to get a bigger head. I would like to personally thank the judges for not falling for what was clearly a joke of a story expanded over an endless number of pages.”

Vince Paradise, the comic’s protagonist, couldn’t be reached for comment, as he is an imaginary character no matter what Owen Michael Johnson says. If he existed, though, he would probably have chosen to distance himself from the whole project after tonight’s debacle. Regarding the events after the ceremony, we would like to take this opportunity to clarify that not a single member of the creative team is currently being held by the police.

We at Changeling Studios, having witnessed the half-assed effort that the creative team put into the book, couldn’t be happier about not winning. Lesson well learned for the future for Owen Johnson, INDIO!, Mike Stock and Andy Bloor. We were clearly too soft with you, get ready for THE PAIN!

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In case anyone still cares, Raygun Roads & The Infinity Loop Death-Trap of Ulysses Pomp is a psychedelic science fiction comic concerning a fictional pop culture messiah, Raygun Roads who – along with her cosmic punk band The Kittelbach Pirates – kidnaps the teenager that invented her.

Raygun Roads & The Infinity Loop Death-Trap of Ulysses Pomp can be read online for free at and you can pick up a copy of the brand-new 3rd printing on tables #161 (Dogooder Comics) or #190 (Orbital Comics) of New Dock Hall at Thought Bubble and select comic stores nationwide. If you don’t seem to find it, fear not! We will make it available online through soon.

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Party With The Pirates!

It’s almost Halloween – Who wants to get sweaty with a bunch of goblins?


To celebrate Raygun Roads getting shortlisted for a British Comic Award, Vince Paradise & The Kittelback Pirates are playing a show in Leeds as part of an epic pre-Thought Bubble party of live music and art.

Here’s the event description from our chums at Assemble House & East Street Events:

Supported by Assembly House Studios and East Street Arts, we invite you to join us for an evening of music, performance and art to warm everyone up for the madness of the Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival weekend.

The event is free and open to all who wish to attend. Alcohol will be available, but you are more than welcome to bring your own.

Feel free to step back and enjoy the show, or even jump on the stage and show us what you’ve got. For those who wish to perform we can provide access to a guitar amp and PA system.

We’ll also have a live art wall set up, where comic book creators and members of the public can get loose and sketch up whatever they wish side by side.

Performances Include:

Raygun Roads & The Kittelbach Pirates – Vince Paradise’s wild live act from the British Comic Awards Nominated Raygun Roads

Jack Fallows of Skull Puppies – acoustic punk rock magic

Lissie’s Heart Murmur – Local Leeds legend

And more to be announced…

Plus a whole host of artists exhibiting at the Thought Bubble Festival drawing over the night, including:
Owen Michael Johnson
Mark Penman
Jack Fallows
Caspar Wijngaard
Conor Boyle
John Pearson
+ More TBA

PLUS local Leeds artists Jaypee, Tommings, Bobbi Abbey and more!

There will also be opportunities throughout the night for those who wish to perform to do so, so bring your instruments, bring your voices, bring your dancing shoes and bring your pens….and we’ll have a crazy art fuelled night.

Doesn’t that sound like utter chaos? Great, isn’t it!

Entry is free and everyone is welcome (unless you’re a dick)!

A limited run of 20 Gatecrass Stage event gig posters (created by the mighty Mark Penman) will be available for purchase at the show.

Join us for a night of mayhem in Leeds.

We can’t wait to suck on your supernova



WELL FUCK US SIDEWAYS! Just when we thought the death rattle had sounded, Raygun Roads has been nominated for a British Comic Award. This is the comic that refuses to die.


Copies are at this very second infecting the minds of the judges, amongst others Wossy, Jessica Hynes and Cat from Red Dwarf!!! Celebrity beckons!

The Kittelbach Pirates, Voldemort’s Dementors, the Hell’s Angels and any other miscreants we can round up will be descending on the awards ceremony in Leeds Saturday 15th November

Who our foul-mouthed upstart sucked to get on the shortlist is anyone’s guess but we’re right jazzed to be included.

Comics are for EVERYONE and Raygun Roads is still completely free to read in its entirety, along with The Kittelbach Pirates soundtrack.

Pray for the judges

Sing for the nominees


My babies,

Good news and shite.

The bad news is comiXology rejected Raygun Roads like that sexy little number you tried to french at the school disco in year 9. Rejected. So. Hard.
This is due to legal issues and potential copyright infringement.

Raygun Roads was always intended as a purge of anger and love. Starting out myself and Brad Tuttle never thought this comic would find such a passionate audience, nor any audience at all. Which is pretty obvious, when you witness what a deformed little comic book we made together. Under the impression we were creating something tethered to the underground we included album covers, film stills and product placement in flagrant breach of copyright. Because Raygun is a Frankenstein creation of trash culture. Because it was fun. Because we had no money and you can’t sue a straw man. Just because.

As a result, comiXology cannot be responsible for hosting the book. Which is entirely understandable, if a little disappointing. The whole Raygun Roads team would have loved the opportunity to contaminate the minds of the much wider audience comiXology provides.

But like the video nasties, moonshine hooch in the 1930’s and the explicit cut of that Robin Thicke music video, prohibition only stokes desire.

Thus, you can still get hold of Raygun Roads directly from in digital form (with a 2nd print on sale from April 19th) and you can read (and hear) the comic in its entirety with a digital soundtrack right here.

What can we say? The Kittelbach Pirates love ya.


The latest news from the interground has it that the entirety of the Raygun Roads webcomic will crackle live tomorrow April 2nd. THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOL – YOU ARE! From tomorrow is is possible to overdose on punk and comics in one glorious hit of skanky fuzz!

Breathe in the fumes here tomorrow!

Not only that, but the Kittelbach Pirates have announced a live performance for one night only to celebrate the 2nd printing of the sold-out, award-winning, nausea-inducing indie darling that had The Beat say: “Read this comic and re-charge your soul … THIS IS WHAT COMICS ARE FOR!”


The Lazarus Pit tour date is part of the CULT art exhibition after-party taking place at Orbital Comics London on Easter Saturday April 19th.


We expect accountants, hipsters, Raygun Roadies, vikings, witches, and the ghost of Jim Morrison. Be there to hear the Kittelbach Pirates tear it up and get your hands on the comic!

Talking of which here’s INDIO and Andy Bloor’s brand-new cover to SIDE B:

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For those format junkies amongst you, the 2nd print will be produced at standard US comic size on 90gsm Book Wove. PULP PAPER, BITCHES! We’re going the full Kirby on this sucker.

Perversely (and because we’re cruel mother truckers) these 2nd print copies are even more limited than the 1st print run. If you’ve never experienced Raygun Roads before now is the time. Even if you bought it already, give us ya money again!