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Uproar comics leave zombies behind in new Leap of faith

January 20th, 2014 by Marc Comments


THE Irish team behind the successful Zombies Hi is launching a new title at the end of the month … and it’s fair to say it’s out of this world.

Uproar Comics, based in Derry/ Londonderry, will be releasing Leap on January 31 and it’s their first foray into the world of science fiction following their success in the zombie genre.

“Leap is a step forward for us in developing both new and exciting stories, but also in forming more modern production procedures that will ensure issues are released regularly,” said Uproar Managing Director Kevin Logue.

“It’s going to develop the company as a fully fledged publisher, stepping away (but not too far) from our Zombie/Horror genre. We’re going digital, on all fronts! It will be different and primarily it’s going to be fun.”

He said the project is an example of the creative industry which is expanding and thriving within the city after the successful City of Culture year.

He added the project came about from the from the love the creators have for science fiction. Working with their group of staff and the support of NI Screen, the comic started to take shape digitally as well as on paper. A new 3D Modelling innovation became the cornerstone of the entire project.

“ Uproar are excited about the incoming year with many projects already in the pipeline,” he said.

“Along with future publications, the company will be branching out into providing Workshops for both schools and the community.”

For more information about Uproar Comics and the availability of Leap, go to uproarcomics.co.uk or follow Uproar Comics on Twitter and Facebook.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….