Friday, 17 July 2015

October in August!

The date is set... Get ready for 'Octobriana: The Underground History' - we can now reveal that it is set to launch in August 2015.

Sunday, 21 June 2015


So what exactly is going to be in Kult Creation's new book about cult comix character - Octobriana? Firstly there is an in-depth analysis of the original 1971 book that launched the character in the West. Then there's the full story behind the creation of Petr Sadecky's book. Then a huge amount of detail about her every comic strip appearance since 1971 from 'The Adventures of Luther Arkwright' through to Trina Robbins' comic strip and webcomics. Analysis of the 2003 movie version and the audio adventures of the Russian Devil-Woman. OTUH will also cover the David Bowie and Billy Idol connections and other obscure and mysterious inspirations for and tributes to the Spirit of the October Revolution! Also, I brand new 34 page, full colour comic strip adventure featuring the character's origin (written by John A. Short and illustrated by Gabby Noble.) We might even have a few surprise guest illos by artists with an industry profile. The whole book will run to around 120 pages. Coming soon... ish!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Artist Simon Breeze to do 'Octobriana: The Underground History' cover!

John A. Short's forthcoming book about cult comics character OCTOBRIANA is to have a cover by Shepton Mallet's finest painter - Simon Breeze. 'Octobriana: The Underground History's cover has to be kept under wraps for now, but here's another Octobriana painting by the image-smith...

Friday, 22 May 2015

Octobriana: The Underground History

Think you know all about cult comix character, Octobriana? Kult Creations' forthcoming book 'Octobriana: The Underground History' might have a few surprises for you...

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Still on the way...

I'm working hard on writing my book about public domain, communist superheroine, Octobriana, at the moment. It will be out from Kult Creations later this year. Here's some art from the new comic strip origin that will be featured in the book (written by me with art by Gabby Noble.)

Saturday, 14 February 2015


Coming from Kult Creations later this year, we have a book about everyone's favourite public domain superhero... Octobriana! The book with cover not only her mysterious creation and the 1971 book that brought her to the world's attention, but also her many uses since. And it will have brand new comic strip content written by me and illustrated by Gabrielle Noble. Get ready for the Russian Devil-Woman!

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Coming Soon from KULT CREATIONS!

Later this year KULT CREATIONS plans to release a new book called "OCTOBRIANA: THE UNDERGROUND HISTORY" charting the full history of the iconic underground comics character... It will feature a new strip written by myself and illustrated by Gabrielle Noble which will tell the origin of Octobriana for the first time anywhere! Here's a sneak peek of the Wonder Machine under fire!