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New Ground #11 is here!!!

Launched at the Wellington Armageddon Expo in April.
Special Thanks to Stevie McCleary, Kelly-Marie and Waiton Fong for creating a buzz at the DMC Comics stall with sketches and talking up the New Zealand Comic Industry and the ideas behind DMC Comics. And impersonating Dr WHO!!!
Sales were strong at the expo but I noticed a lot more interest in comic creating from local creators. I think a few of those people maybe the next DMC Comics contributors.

We are open for submissions for New Ground #12 for release at Auckland Armageddon Expo. Submissions close 1st Sept 2009, so be in quick!

DMC Comics has also done a talk at Pompallier Catholic College to 100 very eager students in May and we were part of the promotional page in the Sunday News on 17th May. Also very soon NEW GROUND will be making another appearance on SHORTLAND STREET - mid-June.


Jeremy Bishop
Publisher, DMC Comics

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DMC Comics has been publishing a six-monthly (April & October) anthology - NEW GROUND - of New & Established New Zealand Comic Creative Talent, since 2004.
The anthology, "New Ground", is a collectible preview comic of future New Zealand comic series & mini-series, being released at the ARMAGEDDON PULP CULTURE EXPO (Auckland/Wellington/Christchurch).

The anthology work is the building platform for the planned solo-series from the creators involved. We are always looking for new NZ comic talent, so if you have material that you would published or would like to talk to us about your work, please email me or visit us at

Gotham Comics
264 Onehunga Mall
Onehunga, Auckland

We are always happy to discuss comics.

Jeremy Bishop
Publisher, DMC Comics

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New Ground, April 2009 - Issue 11 contents:
Price: $8.00 NZD
COVER - Roger Langridge

Groundsman - James Davidson
Bad Moon on the Rise - Writer: Stevie McCleary, Artist: Kelly-Marie
The Payoff - Artist: Donald Snelling, Artist: Justin Lane
Shish-Ki-Barb in Meter Murder - Writer: Robin Hotter, Artist: CJ Alvarez
Ducky of Doom: The M4ny Techniques of Doom - Writer: Jeremy Bishop, Artist: Tuku Wiki-Pasene
Trace: Modus Operandi - Thomas Arthur Bailey
Follow the Grief Lines - Steve Saville

DMC EDITOR - Jeremy Bishop
PRODUCTION - Xiwik Design

New Ground, October 2008 - Issue 10A contents:
Price: $8.00 NZD
COVER - Simon Morse

Everybody's Talking at Me - Michel Mulipola
ActionMan Adam: Dance Dance - M. Streeter
Follow the Grief Lines - Steve Saville
Kiwiman: Crossover on Finite Island pt 2 - Matt Kelly
Sparrow - Damon Keen
The Anniversary - Kestin Stewart
Now'A Days - Aaron Pearce
Twilight & Thrall - Brad Wallwork
Blix - Joesph Poole

DMC EDITOR - Jeremy Bishop
PRODUCTION - Xiwik Design

New Ground, October 2008 - Issue 10B contents:
Price: $8.00 NZD
COVER - Cornelius Stone

Ducky of Doom vs the S3A - Art: Tuku Wiki-Pasene, Words: Jeremy Bishop
Timeloss - Sarah Matthews
Young Johnny Appleseed - Illustrator: Becky Dreistadt, Writer: Frank Gibson
The Skeleton Queen - Tsai Lim
Lucha-A-Koko: Feedin' Frenzy! - Michel Mulipola
I offer up to you - Steve Saville
The Order - David Ogilvie
Supa Heroes: Maui and Hina - Robyn Kahukiwa
The Tempest, an extract - Alfriston College Students
Over Reactive Guy - Mark Thomson & Robin Hotter

DMC EDITOR - Jeremy Bishop
PRODUCTION - Xiwik Design

New Ground, April 2008 - Issue 9 contents:
Price: $8.00 NZD
COVER - Ant Sang

Joseph Poole - Blix The Barbarian
Damon Keen - Fell Swoop
Susan Rugg - Final Sunset
Steve Saville - Find !
Simon Adams - Junk Story
Matty Kelly - Crossover on Finite Islands
Robin Hotter - Rally Mark
Dave Passmore - Remnant
Ant Sang - Rollergirls
Tsai Lim - Space Chronicles Universe
Michel Mulipola - Lucha-a-Koko

DMC EDITOR - Jeremy Bishop
PRODUCTION - Xiwik Design

New Ground, October 2007 - Issue 8 contents:
Price: $8.00 NZD
COVER - Dylan Horrocks

Tsai Lim - Space Chronicles
Joseph Poole - Hell Squad
Susan Rugg - Final Sunset
Robin Hotter - Rally Mark
David Passmore – Remnant
CJ Alvarez – Fangirls
Chris Slane - Terra Incognita
Jeremy Bishop & Tuku Wiki-Pasene - Ducky of Doom: Tooth
Steve Saville - How to Communicate with Teenagers

DMC EDITOR - Jeremy Bishop
PRODUCTION - Xiwik Design

New Ground, April 2007 - Issue 7 contents:
Price: $8.00 NZD
COVER - Tuku Wiki-Pasene & Michel Mulipola

David Passmore – Remnant
Susan Rugg - Final Sunset
Robin Hotter - Rally Mark
Steve Saville - Follow the Grief Lines
Glen Cooke – Nevermore
Thomas Hsieh - Superpig: Chaos Life
Jeremy Bishop & Tuku Wiki-Pasene - Ducky of Doom
Old Ground: Cornelius Stone by Jeremy Bishop

DMC EDITOR - Jeremy Bishop
PRODUCTION - Xiwik Design


New Ground, October 2006 - Issue 6 contents:
Price: $8.00 NZD
COVER - Tsai Lim

Jeremy Bishop - Views from a Window: Dark Night
Jon Kay – Cosmos
Fleur Douglas & Michel Mulipola - Irony Bites
Kevin Jenkinson - Rite Education
David Passmore – Remnant
Tsai Lim - Space Chronicles
Glen Cooke – Nevermore
Steve Saville - Nick Cave
Old Ground: Dylan Horrocks - Jeremy Bishop

DMC EDITOR - Jeremy Bishop
PRODUCTION - Xiwik Design


New Ground, October 2006 - Issue 5 contents:
Price: $8.00 NZD
COVER - Michel Mulipola

Waiton Fong - Axx Girl: Along Came a Spider
Jon Kay – Cosmos
Adam Slater – Spooks
Steve Saville - Follow the Grief Lines
Robin Hotter - Rally Mark
Xander Wilson - Rumi Chan, Magical Schoolgirl
Fleur Douglas & Michel Mulipola - Brogan Profile
Cornelius Stone - Gotham Land
Tuku Wiki-Pasene – D-Day

DMC EDITOR - Jeremy Bishop
PRODUCTION - Xiwik Design


New Ground, October 2005 - Issue 4 contents:
Price: $8.99 NZD
COVER - Tuku Wiki-Pasene

Waiton Fong - Axx Girl: Alone Came A Spider
Rachel Smythe - Dr Pepper Show: Sad Dandy Fanfare
Adam Slater - Spooks: The Carpathian Connection
Jem Yoshioka - Toolshed
Jonathan Couper-Smartt & Heather Buchanan - The Gift
Richard Fairgray & Terry Jones - Nebulous Definitive
Roger Langridge - Fred The Clown
Michel Mulipola - Seaseme Street Fighter
Izzac Black - Fred The Moneky
Steve Saville - Follow The Grief Lines
Robin Hotter - Rally Mark: Racin' Red
Matthe Gorge & Josh Morris - Saying Goodbye

DMC EDITOR - Jeremy Bishop
PRODUCTION - Xiwik Design

New Ground, April 2005 - Issue 3 contents:
Price: $8.95 NZD
COVER - Michel Mulipola

Waiton Fong - Axx Girl: Along Came a Spider
Jon Kay – Cosmos
Adam Slater – Spooks
Steve Saville - Follow the Grief Lines
Robin Hotter - Rally Mark
Xander Wilson - Rumi Chan, Magical Schoolgirl
Fleur Douglas & Michel Mulipola - Brogan Profile
Cornelius Stone - Gotham Land
Tuku Wiki-Pasene – D-Day

DMC EDITOR - Jeremy Bishop
PRODUCTION - Xiwik Design

New Ground, September 2004 - Issue 2 contents:
Price: $8.95 NZD
COVER - Michel Mulipola

Craig Berry – Silverwing
James Carter & Oliver Bellis - Hot War
Tsai Lim - Space Chronicles
Ashley Chow - Boys & Girls
Robin Hotter - Rally Mark
James Carter - Pulp Sticktion
Alex Witherow - Pure Blood
Tuku Wiki-Pasene – Pangia
Steve Saville - Follow the Grief Lines
Waiton Fong - Axx Girl
Michel Mulipola - Sesame Street Fighter
Richard Fairgray - Nebulous Definitve
Adam Slater – Spooks
Xander Wilson - Rumi Chan, Magical Schoolgirl

DMC EDITOR - Jeremy Bishop
PRODUCTION - Xiwik Design

New Ground, April 2004 - Issue 1 contents:
Price: $8.95 NZD
COVER – Various

Oliver Bellis – Shadowplay
Xander Wilson - Magical Schoolgirl Rumi-chan
James Carter - Pulp Sticktion
Robin Hotter - Rally Mark
Michel Mulipola – Smacktown
Tuku Wiki-Pasene – Pangia
Richard Fairgray - Nebulous Definitive
Fred Schaff, Michel Mulipola & Waiton Fong – Twilight
Steve Saville - Follow the Grief Lines

DMC EDITOR - Jeremy Bishop
PRODUCTION - Xiwik Design





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Follow the Grief Lines #1
April 2008

Cover: Steve Savallie
Written & Drawn: Steve Savallie

The solitary life of half human half insect, Titus takes a dramatic turn
when he stumbles across an evil plan to destroy the planet. Much to his added surprise he learns that only he has the power to prevent this catastrophe. With a couple of unlikely allies Titus is faced with the monumental task of saving humanity.
"Follow the Grief Lines #1" presents the first half of this tale of 'good versus evil' set in a not too distant Auckland.

DMC Publisher - Jeremy Bishop
PRODUCTION - Xiwik Design
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Bay of Islands Art Festival Edition
March 2008

Cover: Michel Mulipola
Steve Saville - WETA
Isaac Freeman - ITHACA
Michel Mulipola -  LUCHA-a-KOKO
Tuku Wiki-Pasene (Artist) & Steve Saville (Writer) - ROGER

DMC Publisher - Jeremy Bishop
PRODUCTION - Xiwik Design

Special THANKS to the Bay of Islands Art Festival Trust
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300 dpi at 100%
Artwork reduced to A5
Full Bleed (if required)
Grayscale (Colour converted to grayscale is fine)
Page count 5-12 (check first for available space)
JPEG and TIFF format
Please do not number pages (in artwork)

Content must be Family friendly for the New Ground anthology. (IE the sort of comic material you would be happy to sell to your family)

Creator Eligibility: New Zealander or New Zealand Resident.

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New Ground #12
Deadline 1st September 2009 - Release Oct 2009

New Ground #13
Deadline 1st March 2010 - Release Apr 2010

New Ground #14
Deadline 1st Septmeber 2010 - Release Oct 2010

New Ground #15
Deadline 1st March 2011 - Release Apr 2011
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If you have a query regarding DMC or have a general question, please send correspondence to:

jeremy.bishop@dmcnz.co.nz

For any advertising or website suggestions, please send correspondence to:

webmaster@dmcnz.co.nz

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DMC Comicsjeremy.bishop@dmcnz.co.nz
Gotham Comics, Auckland (09 6344399) website
King of Cards, Auckland (09 3094795) website
Mark One, Hamilton (07 8393728) website
Heroes for Sale, Palmerston North (06 3566779) website
Graphic, Wellington (04 3842691)
Comics Compulsion, Christchurch (03 3797866) website

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Copyright 2009 Dealer Man Comics (DMC). All Rights Reserved.
Maintained by Jeremy Bishop, Website Design and hosted by Tsai 2009

All rights resevered. All characters reserved. All likeness there of and related elements are copyright
to respective creators. Stories, characters mentioned on this website are entity fiction.

New Ground Logo and name copyrighted 2004-2009
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