See you next year!

Wow, that’s all for this week, folks – WASP 2015 is complete!

We hope you’ve enjoyed working on and reading the super collaborations as much as we’ve enjoyed sharing them!

All that’s left to do is thank all of our amazing artists and writers for their hard work and excellent cooperation skills. There were barely any murders this time around!

Also, a big thank you to everyone who promoted WASP this year. Extra special mentions go to: Forbidden Planet, Laydeez do Comics, Alex Fitch and Broken Frontier!
Not to mention all our other new supportive friends from Facebook, Twitter and so on and you guys, thanks for your shares/ likes and all the rest of it!

And an even bigger thank you to you, yes you, the reader. All of you lovely readers. And of course, to everyone who took the time to read all of these smashing webcomics!

WASP will return next year, bigger, faster, stronger, comickier! Until then, have a great year and if you want to get involved, drop us a line!

Sarah Turner
WASP Editor / Queen of promotion and keeper of the mystic book of face

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Francesca Dare
WASP Editor / Chart-goblin who occasionally poked people with a stick

WASP-WASP’S COMPLETE WEEK by Lauren Murphy and Paul Shinn,

WASP WEEK

WASP-Wasp’s Week
A super-surpise-bonus-mystery-comic by Lauren Murphy and Paul Shinn!
Writer: Lauren Murphy
Lauren L. Murphy is a Writer and singer of growing repute. After growing up in the rain soaked north west of England, Lauren traipsed off to London with her knapsack on her back in 2003 and has not looked back, mixing office based jobs with a range of exciting writing projects. From stat laden rugby reports to writing end editing for Coldplay, she has always tried to infuse her writing with as much heart and humour as the subject allows.Since defecting to comics, Lauren has been (albeit slowly) on a graphic novel set on the comedy circuit and has contributed to the anthology To Arms! She also sings with Côr Llunsain who can be seen on the upcoming Côr Cymru competition on S4C this Easter.
Artist: Paul Shinn
Paul Shinn is a freelance illustrator and comic artist from London. Paul likes to create images which make people smile. He recently drew a 12-page story (written by Richy K. Chandler)for the comic anthology Tempo Lush Tales, as well as self-publishing two comics collections: March Of The Penguins and Look What I Drawed

paulshinndraws.com

THE MAGIC FLUTE by Paula Albaneze with Jess Milton (part 2 of 2)

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Tamino and the Magic Flute
Tamino and the Magic Flute is a graphic novel adaptation of Mozart’s famous last opera. The mysterious Queen of the Night sends the hapless Prince Tamino on a quest to save her daughter from the evil sorcerer Sarastro, but Tamino soon finds himself questioning who to trust. To aid him on his journey is Papageno the cowardly bird catcher, and together they must face a series of trials, giant serpents, and an angry princess. The Kickstarter for Tamino and the Magic Flute goes up in January 2016..squonkhunter.wordpress.com
Writer/Creator: Paula Albaneze
Paula has illustrated for Professor Elemental and is currently working on her first printed comic titled Tamino and the Magic Flute, a fantasy based off of Mozart’s last opera, with a Kickstarter due out in January 2016.

She was recently the lead tattoo artist/designer for Hawaii Opera Theatre’s production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. Paula is slowly working her way up to be an opera director.
As for right now, she teaches comic creation, art, and music to middle school children in Hawaii. When she is not working on comics or plans for dominating the operatic world, she composes on the piano.
Guest artist: Jess Milton
As well as writing Jason, Jess Milton (aka Jezbelizia) is a newcomer to the small press scene and hopes to release a new zine this year, watch this space! You can check out her art at jezbelizia.tumblr.com

PENNY BLACKFEATHER by Francesca Dare with Paula Albaneze

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Penny Blackfeather
Penny Blackfeather is a Regencypunk webcomic about a young lady who wishes to go on an adventure. Currently is is updating it’s 2nd volume, with the first now in print. It features spirits, thieves, regency baths, magic and a parrot.

Writer/Creator: Francesca Dare
Francesca Dare is a VFX artist from London. In her spare time she writes and draws comics. Her work has appeared in comic anthologies Wu Wei and To Arms! and issue 2 of Richy K Chandler’s Rosie and Jacinta. Her own comic Penny Blackfeather has recently been published by Sloth Comics. She lives underground in a nest made of string, pocky and old issues of Dan Dare (no relation).

She is one of the WASP organisers so if you want to get involved all you have to do is wait until midnight on a full moon, knock three times on the ground and offer her a wheel of cheese on a stick. Or just message her on twitter.
Guest artist: Paula Albaneze
Paula has illustrated for Professor Elemental and is currently working on her first printed comic titled Tamino and the Magic Flute, a fantasy based off of Mozart’s last opera, with a Kickstarter due out in January 2016.
She was recently the lead tattoo artist/designer for Hawaii Opera Theatre’s production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. Paula is slowly working her way up to be an opera director.
As for right now, she teaches comic creation, art, and music to middle school children in Hawaii. When she is not working on comics or plans for dominating the operatic world, she composes on the piano.

WASP-WASP’S WEEK by Lauren Murphy and Paul Shinn #7

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WASP-Wasp’s Week
A super-surpise-bonus-mystery-comic by Lauren Murphy and Paul Shinn!
Writer: Lauren Murphy
Lauren L. Murphy is a Writer and singer of growing repute. After growing up in the rain soaked north west of England, Lauren traipsed off to London with her knapsack on her back in 2003 and has not looked back, mixing office based jobs with a range of exciting writing projects. From stat laden rugby reports to writing end editing for Coldplay, she has always tried to infuse her writing with as much heart and humour as the subject allows.Since defecting to comics, Lauren has been (albeit slowly) on a graphic novel set on the comedy circuit and has contributed to the anthology To Arms! She also sings with Côr Llunsain who can be seen on the upcoming Côr Cymru competition on S4C this Easter.
Artist: Paul Shinn
Paul Shinn is a freelance illustrator and comic artist from London. Paul likes to create images which make people smile. He recently drew a 12-page story (written by Richy K. Chandler)for the comic anthology Tempo Lush Tales, as well as self-publishing two comics collections: March Of The Penguins and Look What I Drawed

paulshinndraws.com

THE MAGIC FLUTE by Paula Albaneze with Jess Milton (part 1 of 2)

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Tamino and the Magic Flute
Tamino and the Magic Flute is a graphic novel adaptation of Mozart’s famous last opera. The mysterious Queen of the Night sends the hapless Prince Tamino on a quest to save her daughter from the evil sorcerer Sarastro, but Tamino soon finds himself questioning who to trust. To aid him on his journey is Papageno the cowardly bird catcher, and together they must face a series of trials, giant serpents, and an angry princess. The Kickstarter for Tamino and the Magic Flute goes up in January 2016.

squonkhunter.wordpress.com

Writer/Creator: Paula Albaneze
Paula has illustrated for Professor Elemental and is currently working on her first printed comic titled Tamino and the Magic Flute, a fantasy based off of Mozart’s last opera, with a Kickstarter due out in January 2016.

She was recently the lead tattoo artist/designer for Hawaii Opera Theatre’s production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. Paula is slowly working her way up to be an opera director.
As for right now, she teaches comic creation, art, and music to middle school children in Hawaii. When she is not working on comics or plans for dominating the operatic world, she composes on the piano.
Guest artist: Jess Milton
As well as writing Jason, Jess Milton (aka Jezbelizia) is a newcomer to the small press scene and hopes to release a new zine this year, watch this space! You can check out her art at jezbelizia.tumblr.com

EERIE PD by Jenny McKeon & Alex Chaunyan with Sarah Turner

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Eerie PD
Eerie PD is a weekly webcomic that follows the supernatural adventures of a gun-armed detective named Cam and his strange new partner, the magical girl Eiri. It is also the story of their hapless creators, Nathaniel and Hunter, and how these newly forged friendships interconnect and lead to exciting new stories!
www.eeriepd.com
Writer/Creators: Jenny McKeon & Alex Chaunyan

Jenny McKeon and Alex Chautin like comics almost as much as they like each other. Alex does most of the writing for Eerie PD while Jenny does most of the art, with some overlap between. When not working on their webcomic, they pretty much make more comics, as far as school and work will allow! The two creators live in western MA with their cat, Majora.
Jenny’s latest project is a memoir that is now available on indiegogo! Check it out here:
Guest artist: Sarah Turner
Sarah Turner is a part time illustrator and comic book artist from Oldham, and now based in Leeds… she’s loves a good cup of tea and a biscuit!

When she’s not drawing her own comics, she also helps design book covers, CD covers, websites and works in digital. She can be seen at conventions throughout the north of England and has been known to run a workshop of too.  She is one of the WASP organisers and loves meeting and talking to other artists. If you’d like to get involved with the next WASP, feel free to drop her a line!

WASP-WASP’S WEEK by Lauren Murphy and Paul Shinn #6

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WASP-Wasp’s Week
A super-surpise-bonus-mystery-comic by Lauren Murphy and Paul Shinn!
Writer: Lauren Murphy
Lauren L. Murphy is a Writer and singer of growing repute. After growing up in the rain soaked north west of England, Lauren traipsed off to London with her knapsack on her back in 2003 and has not looked back, mixing office based jobs with a range of exciting writing projects. From stat laden rugby reports to writing end editing for Coldplay, she has always tried to infuse her writing with as much heart and humour as the subject allows.Since defecting to comics, Lauren has been (albeit slowly) on a graphic novel set on the comedy circuit and has contributed to the anthology To Arms! She also sings with Côr Llunsain who can be seen on the upcoming Côr Cymru competition on S4C this Easter.
Artist: Paul Shinn
Paul Shinn is a freelance illustrator and comic artist from London. Paul likes to create images which make people smile. He recently drew a 12-page story (written by Richy K. Chandler)for the comic anthology Tempo Lush Tales, as well as self-publishing two comics collections: March Of The Penguins and Look What I Drawed

paulshinndraws.com

CHRYSANTHEMUM ALLEY by Midori Harako with Jade Sarson

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Chrysanthemum Alley

Chrysanthemum Alley is a sparkly new supernatural slice of life manga of a tale following Shea, a rabbit girl from an ancient clan, who lost their ability to transform.
She moves to Tokyo with her brother, June, in hope to find more of her kind after finding an Internet idol with a very convincing tail…
Writer/Creator: Midori Harako
Midori (aka Himmi) is a full time potato who sometimes works on children’s books and game designs in Leeds.

When she’s not drawing, she is wailing over fictional characters whilst drinking tea by the pint.
Guest artist: Jade Sarson
Jade Sarson is a comic artist and illustrator, and winner of the Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition 2014 with an extract from her book For the Love of God, Marie! Sarson was also nominated for Best Emerging Talent in the 2013 British Comic Awards. She graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2011 with a first class honours degree in illustration. Her current projects include the webcomic Cafe Suada, and contributions to many anthologies. She spends most of her time in front of her drawing tablet, which flits between Bletchley and Lincoln, UK.

JASON by Jess Milton with Jenny McKeon

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Jason
Jason is a contemporary, LGBTQ sketch-comic. Based on characters from Wuthering Heights, the story follows Jason as he encounters new people in his first year of University, and is torn between his feelings for the tempestuous and unpredictable Elijah, and Lon, a universally adored musical prodigy. All the while Jason is haunted by his self-destructive past, threatening to interfere with his future.

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Writer/Creator: Jess Milton
As well as writing Jason, Jess Milton (aka Jezbelizia) is a newcomer to the small press scene and hopes to release a new zine this year, watch this space! You can check out her art at jezbelizia.tumblr.com
Guest artist: Jenny McKeon
Jenny McKeon and Alex Chautin like comics almost as much as they like each other. Alex does most of the writing for Eerie PD while Jenny does most of the art, with some overlap between. When not working on their webcomic, they pretty much make more comics, as far as school and work will allow! The two creators live in western MA with their cat, Majora.
Jenny’s latest project is a memoir that is now available on indiegogo! Check it out here:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/anime-boston-confidential-a-graphic-novel-memoir