BPN QUARTERLY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE ISSUE 1

Finally…
back on BULLETPROOF NYLON in earnest…
all stories are at final proof read and illustrations are underway…
and all being well the first issue of the Adventure Story Digest should be available for Christmas.
A couple of days ago I was thrilled to get the positive nod of approval from the last of my preferred ‘cast’ members, so…
a huge thank you to Graham Mctavish, Shirley Anne Field, Richard E Grant and Richard Sheridan Willis for allowing me use of their personae…
and without further ado…
the official players in the saga that is BULLETPROOF NYLON.

 

LOOSE ROUNDS…

Around the halfway point on the novella…. time to kiss start phase 2.

Based on the format of the much missed 80’s zine… BRUTE!, from the minds of Mal Bennett and Aidan Hughes, LOOSE ROUNDS will be an A6, 30ish Page presentation of short stories set in the world of BPN.

Work is underway on the illustrations and the first five tales have been written and laid out accordingly…

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onward and upward!

Chapters 1 to 6 now available…

The purpose of posting online is to [a] set a deadline for myself in the production of this origin story to BPN and [b] give anyone who may be interested an opportunity to see that a first draft of a tale does not necessarily need to be perfect.

BPN is written in a fast, gut level, way… much like the pulp writers of the past… partly through necessity and partly through a desire to imbue the project with some of the rawness of those tales of the thirties and forties.

There are now six chapters to consume on the site through which we have met most of the protagonists of our tale…

Over the next weeks I’ll be putting out a series of short, illustrated BPN related tales in a hard copy format similar to the 90’s Zine BRUTE!…

keep your eyes peeled!

Chapter 4 now available…

London… in a 1960s similar, yet different to the one in the history books.

Government sanctioned vigilantes act alongside a stretched police force to uphold law and order on the capitals dark streets.

The masked crime fighter known as the Archangel has intervened in the attempted assassination of a seemingly innocent young woman, and even now haunts the underworld for clues as to the identity of her would be killer.

Meanwhile the girl has nightmarish, fever dreams…

 

Chapters 1 – 4 now available to read…

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BPN – CAST MEMBERS

Pulled together an album of ‘cast’ photos detailing the actors who currently inspire the tale…

 

Set in an alternative 1960s, BPN populated itself with an eclectic troupe of actors from the plains of memory… each one informing a character in the growing world of Bulletproof Nylon.

Posted by Mal Earl on Thursday, February 1, 2018

2018… the year it happens.

Relocating the series and amending the short stories to a 1960s London setting at the moment…

There should be an initial flurry of content, followed by a slow, steady drip…

The entire saga will be posted on the website initially, with comics, books and prints made available if the interest is there.

BPN is a pet project, and as such will appear on an irregular basis…

So please bookmark the site for updates, and I’ll give a shout here when I post new material.

Early things…

In preparing for the relaunch of BPN, I reclaimed the shreds of ideas that would eventually form the tale as you see it now.
Initially, inspired by Rafael Navarro’s marvellous ‘Sonambulo’ comic, Archangel, and his accomplice, The Viper were heavily based on the Luchadore wrestlers of Mexico.
I subsequently decided on dropping the concept, as my poor knowledge on the whole area of Lucha seemed to devalue the idea to a mere whim.
For posterity, however, here are the few, earliest concept designs from the projects inception back in 2010.
These were to accompany the first story I ever conceived for the project… ‘Circus of Storms’… Over the years the tale has evolved and changed, and is now the prologue segment to the longer ‘The Death Dolls of Dr Cairo’.

 

 

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BULLETPROOF NYLON – LAKES 2014 SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION

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Still available as at beginning of April 2015. Just under half left…

With a major profile boost already under way, including an exclusive tale for David Lloyds Aces Weekly in November, I would recommend grabbing this now rather than waiting… this has the potential to become the most sought after BPN collectable of all!

BULLETPROOF NYLON – LAKES 2014 SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION
24 full colour A4 pages

Limited to only 50 copies – signed – numbered – sketched.

Includes – 2 free A4 signed colour prints with every copy.

Prices for the above, including shipping in boarded packaging:
UK – £9.00
EUROPE – £11.00
USA and Elsewhere – £14.00

Direct from

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Final illustration!!!!

just about on schedule… I really wanted an old-time pulp feel to this illo which accompanies the first part of the origin story ‘The Brotherhood of Adam’… didn’t come easy… blood, sweat and tears!!!!

 For Clivo, this one… ‘cos I just know he’s gonna love it! 😉

July…

Now into July and the Megacon is looming…

all stories written and ready to go…

everything on track with the illustrations, but might have to curtail the amount of posts until beginning of August…

in the meantime here’s a couple I prepared earlier… today, that is!