Carl and Will comic panel


Carl and Will are joining the Black Crown comics panel at this year’s Thought Bubble Comic Arts Festival in Leeds to help launch the exciting new comic book imprint. This will be the first opportunity to see pages from their strip ‘Rich and Strange: The Return of the CUD Band’ illustrated by Philip Bond.

The panel will take place on Saturday 23 September at 2pm in the Carriageworks Main Auditorium. The band members will be interviewed, along with fellow Black Crown contributors Rob Davis, David Barnett, Martin Simmonds and Aditya Bidikar in a panel led by editor/curator Shelly Bond.

For tickets and info, visit Thought Bubble, here.

CUD: The comic strip

BCQ1_cover.jpgOut on October 25, the CUD Band are starring in a new regular comic book, Black Crown Quarterly (front cover by Rob Davis, above). Written by Will and Carl from the band, and drawn by the immensely talented Philip Bond (Deadline/Kill Your Boyfriend), ‘Rich & Strange’ follows Carl and Will in their aged and confused years, hoping to escape from the Dying Embers High-Security Retirement Home and get the band back together, while recounting past trials and tribulations.

Rich-and-strange-panel1.jpgThe 48-page title comes out every three months. Issue #1 includes a two-sided pullout poster and a wraparound cover, a 10-page regular lead feature, Tales From the Black Crown Pub by award-winner Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven), the regular 5-page CUD strip by Potter/Puttnam/Bond, Swell Maps: A guide to Leeds’ music scene by journalist/novelist Cathi Unsworth. Plus: Special previews, creator interviews and behind the panel border secrets from Kid Lobotomy, Assassinistas, Punks Not Dead and much more!

Black Crown Quarterly is available to pre-order from comic book stores now.
Visit Black Crown for updates and peeks at upcoming issues.


The Singles Tour


CUD are on tour through October playing EVERY SINGLE SINGLE.

Dates and ticket links below.
Hull Adelphi, October 20
Leicester Soundhouse, October 21
York Fibbers, October 25
Manchester Night & Day, October 26
Bristol Thunderbolt, October 27
Birmingham The Flapper, October 28 *SOLD OUT*
Leeds Wardrobe (Early Xmas show), November 24

Shiiine_on_weekender_2017_final.jpgCUD are also returning to play the SHIIINE ON WEEKENDER on Saturday 11 November at Butlin’s Minehead Arena, as above. Details and tickets, here.