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About Jay Eales

Jay Eales is the editor of Violent! and the publisher of The Girly Comic for Factor Fiction. His comics have also appeared in Negative Burn, The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga and The British Fantasy Society Journal. He was News Features Editor for the award-winning Borderline – The Comics Magazine, and his fiction published in Murky Depths and Faction Paradox: A Romance in Twelve Parts from Obverse Press. Forthcoming in 2012: Alt Zombie (contributor) from Hersham Horror Faction Paradox: Burning With Optimism's Flames (editor) from Obverse Books. Forthcoming in 2013: Dark Adapted Eyes (editor/adaptor) from Factor Fiction.

At Last, the VampSov ’38 Launch!

Published a few months ago, Daniel Ribot’s debut novel never had an official launch party at the time. We were sad.

As the first novel published by a Speculator, the occasion must be marked. And marked it shall be. With Monster Munch, no less.

Saturday 17th October 2015 at Phoenix Square, 4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG. Kick-off is at 7:30pm. Open to all-comers.


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Speculators in Print

Jay Eales

Doctor Who charity anthologies:

Perfect Timing 2, [co-edited with Helen Fayle] (1999)

Bell, Book & Candle, Walking in Eternity, [Editor/contributor] Factor Fiction (2000)

Walk A Mile In My Shoes, Missing Pieces (2001)

Tread On a Crack, Shelf Life, [co-edited with Adrian Middleton & David A McIntee] Factor Fiction (2008)


The Girly Comic #1-21, Publisher/contributor, Factor Fiction (2001-2010)

Violent! #1-20, Publisher/editor/contributor from #6 on, Factor Fiction (1999-2014)

Borderline – The Comics Magazine #1-20, [News Features Editor] MediaHall (2002-2004)

Service Not Included, comic strip with Peet Clack, American Splendor DVD (2004)

See a Penny, Pick It Up…, comic strip with Graeme Neil Reid, Negative Burn #6, Desperado Press/Image Comics (2006)

Outlaw Wu, comic strip with Toby Ford, The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga, Constable & Robinson (2006)

Made Men, comic strip with Charley Spencer, Robots, Accent UK (2008)

Last Suppers, comic strip, Predators, Accent UK (2011)

The Girly Comic Book Volume 1, Publisher/contributor, Factor Fiction (2008 hardback/2012 paperback)

The Girly Comic Book Volume 2, Publisher/contributor, Factor Fiction (August 2012 paperback)

Imaginary Kingdom comics adaptation with Krzysztof Ostrowski, Zombre, Borderline Press (November 2013)


Spare Change, Murky Depths #12, House of Murky Depths (2010)

ICU, The Speculator (2010)

Mightier than the Sword, Faction Paradox: A Romance in Twelve Parts, Obverse Books (2011)

Imaginary Kingdom, Alt-Zombie, Hersham Horror (2012)

Nine TenthsTerror Scribes, Doghorn Publishing (2012)

Faction Paradox: Burning With Optimism’s Flames, [Editor] Obverse Books (2012)

Born Among Briars, More Tales of the City, Obverse Books (2013)

The Five Faces of Fear (The Periodic Adventures of Señor 105 #8), Manleigh Books (2013)

Zeitgeist, Terror Tales Volume 2, #1, Rainfall Books (2014)

The Revenant, The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes 3, Alchemy Press (2014)

Nine Tenths, Kitchen Sink Gothic, Parallel Universe Publications (2015)

Death of the Artist, The Perennial Miss Wildthyme, Obverse Books (2015)

Made Me Do It, Final Masquerade, Lycan Valley Press (Canada/US) (November 2016/ 2nd Ed. June 2017)

Between Love and Hat, You Left Your Biscuit Behind, Fox Spirit Press (December 2016)

Everything’s Coming Up Roses, A Treasury of Brenda and Effie, Obverse Books (2017)

Selina Lock


The Girly Comic & The Girly Webcomic, [Editor] (2001–2011)

Kissability, illustrated by Graeme Neil Reid, The Girly Comic #1

When Toilets Attack!, illustrated by Toby Ford, The Girly Comic #4

Rescue Me, illustrated by Jenni Scott, Motodraconis & Debra Boyask, The Girly Comic #16

What Women Want, illustrated by Jane McGuinness, The Girly Comic #18

Pumpkin Coach, co-written with Allen Ashley, illustrated by Mayko Fry, The Girly Comic #21

Angela D’eath, illustrated by Dave Windett, Baddis #1, Westwind Forlag (2005)

War Canary, illustrated by INJ Culbard, War: The Human Cost, Paper Tiger Comics (2011)

Yesterday, all my troubles…, illustrated by Staticgirl, Sugar Glider Stories #2 (2012)

Lady of the Skies, illustrated by David O’Connell, Ink+PAPER #1 (2012)

A Guinea Pig’s Guide to Cancer Drug Clinical Trials, illustrated by Sarah Al Hazmi, Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic (2013)

Go Home and Sit Still, illustrated by Arthur Goodman, To End All Wars, Soaring Penguin Press (2014)


Friends Like These, The Speculator, (2010)

Lone and Level Sands, Alt-Zombie, Hersham Horror (2012)

Light Fingers, Terror Scribes, Doghorn Publishing (2012)

The Great and PowerfulThe Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders, Alchemy Press (2012)

Green Eyed and Grim (The Periodic Adventure of Seňor 105 #5), Manleigh Books (2013)

Death on the Euphrates, Iris Wildthyme of Mars, Obverse Books (2014)

Angels on a Hoverbike, Tales from the Civil War, Obverse Books (2017)

Brenda’s Bad Day, A Brenda and Effie Treasury, Obverse Books (2017)

Daniel Ribot

War of the World Builders, The Speculator (2010)

No Class, The Speculator (2010)

La Santa Muerte,  Faction Paradox: Burning With Optimism’s Flames, Obverse Books (2012)

VampSov 1938, Omnium Gatherum Media (2013)

A Gentleman’s Agreement, Phoenix Square, Phoenix Writers (2014)

James Worrad

Apocalypse Cliché (with Dan Gilbert), The Speculator (2010)

+1, The Speculator (2010)

The Strings, Faction Paradox: Burning With Optimism’s Flames, Obverse Books (2012)

Phillip Irving

The Last, The Speculator (2010)

Lucy Ann Wade

Tick, The Speculator (2010)

Will Ellwood

Two Out of Three, The Speculator (2010)

Walls Between Worlds, Flurb #13 (2011)

P.D. Rudman

The Rose, Lost and Found (June 2016)

Experiment 3, dramatised as part of the Story City festival (July 2016)

Tea, The Heroes Among Us (a charity eBook for LOROS)


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Online Member Publications

A selection of stories for your delectation:


Phillip Irving

Chapter Eight Short-Story.Net (2008)

Where I Choose to Wake Body Parts

Those Things We Cannot Change (2013)


James Worrad

+1 Daily Science Fiction

Eye-High Flurb #13 (2013)


Will Ellwood

Walls Between Worlds Flurb #12 (2011)


Jay Eales

Little Victories Amadeus (2014)

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