Completing our trilogy of Solipsistic Pop 2 coverage, we invited the book's curator/ editor, Tom Humberstone to talk with us about the UK-centric anthology. An award-winning creator in his own right (winning an Eagle award for How to Date a Girl in 10 Days in 2008), he offers his insight into the creation and process that occurs behind the publication of the collection.
Read on to find out more about the theme of the book, along with his opinions on the anthology format in general, overturning people's age-old negative preconceptions about comics and exciting information on the upcoming third volume.
The latest volume of Solipsistic Pop is loosely themed by the prefacing word “middle”. Please tell us a little about the theme and how it applies to the contributions.
Taken from the Humberstone-illustrated "Xena the Warrior Cat", as seen in SP2
For those who might not have been fortunate enough to come across the anthology yet, what do you consider the key aims of the series to be?
We wish to thank Tom for taking the time in order to give us such a detailed and informative interview. Both volumes of Solipsistic Pop are available over at the anthology's website now (linked below), costing £14 (roughly $20 US including international shipping) each. Coming with all kinds of awesome free stuff (Tote bags! Mini-comic inserts!), you should at the very least look lovingly at the many previews hosted there. Alternatively please feel free to check out our review and in-depth "best of" articles. Alternative comics Beano, here we come!