Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Issue 4 Cover and Release Date Announced
This week, I send Issue 3 to the printers, ready to have it back in time for the MA show at Camberwell, which will be where I'll be launching issue 3. It should get to retail outlets across the UK at the same time, so if you can't come along to that to get it from me then, you should be able to get it from your local comic shop. It's worth putting in an order now, though; quite a few places seem to have run out of issues one and two. (I still have them in the web shop if you want to pick them up, though!)
If this is the first you've seen of The Lengths, it's a comic that's based around male prostitution in London, drawn from interviews with men who sell sex to men and from spending a lot of time hanging out in that crowd. As such, there's a bit of autobiography in there, but a lot of authenticity.
In issue 4, the first part of Eddie's story reaches its conclusion in Pay As You Go. Nelson takes him on his first job as an escort, while the older Eddie makes some awkward, poor choices about honesty and love, despite the advice of Peter and Tony.
Issues 1 and 2 are available from UK comic shops or from the web store. Issue 3 is released at the beginning of September and Issue 4 will be out at the beginning of December.
The Lengths is a self-published, creator-owned comic by Howard Hardiman.