Re-Covering NEW WORLDS

May 27th, 2010 | brainjuice

So the art challenge on Whitechapel this week was to (re)invent a cover for the old sf magazine NEW WORLDS, to wit:

You are an artist/designer.

You have to put together the cover for #223 of something called NEW WORLDS.

You have been told that NEW WORLDS is the most groundbreaking, forward-looking, ambitious and original science fiction magazine in the world.

And that’s it.

A little background: NEW WORLDS was in fact all those things… in the late 60s and early 70s. Its last issue, #222, came out in 1997.A visual history of publication.It was hugely important, made all kinds of new connections andbroke all kinds of rules.

So it’s your job to imagine the kind of cover that that kind of magazine might have today.

Which probably wasn’t the easiest thing in the world. I like abusing these people.

Here, though, is a selection of what we’ve gotten so far:

Fred Greiner:




Paul Sizer:


Ed Sludden:


Craig Payne:


Links for 2010-05-27

May 27th, 2010 | brainjuice

May 27th, 2010 | microlog

This sort of thing always makes me smile. Thanks to whoever sent it, I lost your email…


BLACK SUMMER And The Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire

May 27th, 2010 | about warren ellis/contact

If I’m reading this correctly, then my graphic novel BLACK SUMMER has won the comics prize in this year’s Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire, evidently France’s oldest sf awards organisation.

Provided my French hasn’t atrophied to the point where this isn’t actually true, I convey my thanks to the organisers.

London MCM Expo Comic Village, 29may10 – UPDATE

May 27th, 2010 | events

I’ll now be signing for an hour or two from 2pm on Saturday, not, as previously stated, 1pm. This is due to the trains being fucked. Just as they were last time I went to MCM Expo, in fact.  It’s a curse.