"A collaborative work by former Insomnia Publications creators, Survival Stories has been published to showcase new talent and support The Comic Book Alliance in their endeavours.
On July 17th 2010, Insomnia creators learned via Internet news sites and each other that Insomnia Publications had filed with Companies House to cease trading on June 30th. No word had been heard from the publisher and they were no longer responding to any form of contact.
In the days that followed, Insomnia creators banded together and decided to approach The Comic Book Alliance for advice and representation. Our aim, to lobby for the release of creator owned projects that were still under contract with the publisher.
Our hope is that this anthology will help to raise awareness and money to support the CBA in settling disputes in the British comic industry. All proceeds from this anthology will be donated to the CBA to help our cause and support others in similar situations, now and in the future."
Survival Stories, the first anthology from the Sleepless Phoenix, was launched on the 16th of October 2010 at the British International Comic Show. It was incredibly well received, with around 250 pre-orders and 100 copies being shifted at the show. So many publishers and distributors took an interest in the anthology and I'll be keeping everyone up to date on this as more develops.
Following the release of Survival Stories, we will be discussing themes for the next anthology, along with other charities that could use our help :)