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Cardiff Independent Comic Expo - 2nd June 2018

Having just recovered from Portsmouth Comic Con, it's all hands on deck to prepare for Cardiff Independent Comic Expo (CICE) on the 2nd June 2018. If you've not heard of this convention, CICE was founded in 2011 and describes itself as a "family friendly, one-day, not for profit, annual show dedicated to providing a platform for independent and small press publishers / sequential art creators from South Wales and beyond".
Held at the Mercure Holland House Hotel, Newport Road, Cardiff, tickets are available now from Eventbrite.
If you are thinking of coming and will be wanting a sketch commission piece, get ahead of the game and email Russ direct with your requests. Then all you have to do is pick up and pay at the expo.
A4 commission - £20 A3 commission - £45
More detailed work priced individually.
Examples of recent sketch commissions include these fabulous pieces:

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Thank you Portsmouth!

A massive thank you to the organisers of Portsmouth Comic Con 2018. We had an amazing time at their Con this weekend and got to meet some fantastic fans and some old friends.

L-R: John Freeman (, Dave West (AccentUK) and Russ.

It was a pleasure to share Gateway City 1-4 and launch the collaboration with Cult Empire - Lady Hollywood. Russ had a lot of fun working on some commissions, bringing to life your fan favourites with his own flair!

It is now back to the drawing board for Russ, with several exciting new projects in the pipeline - which he is looking forward to sharing with you all soon.

Until then, there is still time to back Enter The Asylum on Kickstarter, which has already met its goal and is now storming towards the first stretch goal. This is a comic book by AccentUK, which includes a five page story illustrated by Russ. 

Portsmouth Comic Con 5th-6th May 2018

Russell Mark Olson Comics will be at Portsmouth's inaugural Comic Con on the 5th-6th May 2018. Russell will have copies of Gateway City 1 - 4 available to buy at a special Con price. Available to buy will also be issues of The Arte Mephetic from Russell's work with The Gilded Boar. Finally, he will be launching Lady Hollywood #1, a collaboration with Cult Empire Comics.
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Gateway City is finally in print! I'll be sending it out to a few retailers both in the UK and the US in the following weeks and will keep an updated list both here and on Facebook. For the time being, you can also purchase it over on my Etsy page. Click on the images below to take you to my store!

Gateway City

My webcomic, Gateway City is on Updates every Sunday afternoon. Dive in and explore Saint Louis, 1925 in the grip of a strange alien menace! Click on the image to visit the page!

Gateway City featured on Down the

Very excited to be featured on the wonderful

Many thanks to John Freeman and all the fine people down there! Click the image to visit the article:

Superhero Dance Party: Spider-Man

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