Frontiers: Dealing with Demons - Reviews and Ordering Information


Frontier: Dealing with Demons, is an all-ages 'Weird Western' by Jason Cobley and Andrew Wildman.

The Wild West... and Daisy Adams is suddenly all alone, living on the plains, left with her father's old coat and a catapult. Then Mitch Seeker, the son of a sheriff, runs into her life. And they've been running ever since, chasing werewolves, ghosts and demons, on a quest to track down the man who turned them both into orphans and unleashed weirdness into the Wild West.

In 1866, out on the Frontier, things got Weird. History failed to record everything that happened, but Daisy wrote it all down in her diaries.

In Frontier, we follow Mitch and Daisy as they seek justice but end up finding more adventure and danger than they counted on. It's weird. It's wild. It happened out west!

First published in the acclaimed Random House weekly comic The DFC, Print Media Productions is delighted to bring you this collection of Britain's weirdest western comic – Frontier. Weaving an engaging, adventure-filled tale of derring-do in the American West, this collected edition of Frontier: Dealing with Demons from Jason Cobley and Andrew Wildman includes additional feature material, including pages from Daisy's secret diary and reveals just how the story was created.

Frontier – now being considered as a possible TV series with a trailer shot earlier this year -- will appeal to anyone who's ever enjoyed a cowboy film or comic, but has an added fantasy element that will draw in plenty more readers. With great characters, werewolves, ancient gods and demons and a bad guy that bullets can't kill, there's plenty to enjoy!

Writer Jason Cobley (Interviewed in STRIP Magazine Issue 3, on sale now in all good UK comic shops and for iPad) has adapted Dracula, Frankenstein and An Inspector Calls as graphic novels, working with artists Staz Johnson, Declan Shalvey and Will Volley to bring the classics to new life.

As well as working as a teacher for almost two decades, he has written the adventures of Captain Winston Bulldog for almost as long, with a variety of UK comic artists including Neill Cameron, most notably in the epic Bulldog: Empire. Based in East Anglia, holding back the sea with just a dustbin lid and some twine, Jason is currently working on a children's fantasy adventure novel The Legend of Tom Hickathrift, due out from Mogzilla later in 2012.

Frontier artist Andrew Wildman is an illustrator of some 25 years industry experience. His work has been used in advertising and publishing but it is for his work in the field of comics that he is best known, illustrating for books such as Transformers, The X-Men, Spider-Man and Venom. Further work includes character and environment design as well as storyboarding and animated movie production for the Video Games industries on projects such as Wing Commander, The Mummy, Gunlok, Jesse James: Gunfighter, Delta Force and Dredd versus Death.

Andrew was also Head Character Designer for the animated TV shows Legend of The Dragon and Zorro: Generation Z, Production Designer on the children’s animated TV show The Matt Hatter Chronicles and storyboard artist for the BBC on The Fades and Doctor Who.

He's currently collaborating again with Simon Furman on the eagerly anticipated Transformers comic book series, Transformers: ReGeneration One and is also creating a Children’s TV series with Bob the Builder scriptwriter Simon Jowett and developing his own Graphic Novel, HORIZON.


"Cobley and Wildman put the 'Wild' into the Wild West with Frontier. Imagine True Grit spun out into an ongoing action adventure serial, with a weird and wonderful script and sprightly, dynamic artwork. Oh, and with really cool monsters."
-- David Gilyeat – BBC

"If there are any awards being given for Best New Publisher this year then based on their early output I would like to nominate Print Media Productions. I really shouldn't need much more evidence than their second publication, the totally brilliant Mirabilis - Year Of Wonders: Winter Volume 1 (one of my favourite books of 2011, as reviewed here). The company's debut publication (The Iron Moon by Stephen Walsh and Keith Page) makes another great piece of evidence for this nomination, but if the prize wasn't already in the bag then surely it must be now, following the January release of their third book, Frontier: Dealing With Demons by Jason Cobley and Andrew Wildman.
"...As the wordsmith, Jason Cobley spins a story that will have readers of all ages thirsting for more, and it is perfectly complimented by Wildman's stunning artwork."
Darren Hartwell, The Bookzone4Boys

"...The narrative... is told in a fast moving manner with dialogue that is simplified and easy to read and the added spooky element keeps the story going at a break-neck speed so you never feel like it’s twiddling its thumbs at any point. The artwork suits the story and readership perfectly and compliments the story fantastically, keeping the pace of the story moving along just as well as the dialogue."
Neil Thomason, SwipeStuff 

"A great comic needs three things: dynamic art, original and thrillingly-paced storylines, and characters we can root for. The team of Jason Cobley and Andrew Wildman are unsurpassed on all counts, and Frontier shows them at the top of their game. Put it on your Wanted poster right now."
-- Dave Morris, creator of Mirabilis

"It only takes a couple of panels before Frontier's grabbed you by the bootstraps and whisked you off on a rodeo-ride far beyond the old wild west. Jason Cobley and Andrew Wildman provide a perfectly matched partnership, bringing super flowing action and a natural humour to the gripping tale of Mitch Seeker and Daisy Adams. A fantastic story with heart and plenty of surprises - a real goldmine."
-- Garen Ewing, creator, The Rainbow Orchid

"With its endearing characters and fast-paced action, Frontier is something to be picked up and read again and again."
-- Kate Brown, author and artist, The Spider Moon

“A great fusion of gritty Western and dark fairy tale.”
-- Steve White, Editor, Titan Magazines

“Deliciously, jaw-droppingly diabolical! Mitch Seeker and Daisy Adams’ quest for justice involves demons, werewolves, shaman and a whole lot of other things you never saw coming. The old west has never been weirder or wilder! Tarnation – this is addictive stuff!”
-- Simon Furman, author

"A rip-snorting, rooting-tooting, werewolf-wrangling slice of classic adventure and fun for cowboys and cowgirls of all ages."
-- Neill Cameron, co-creator of Pirates of Pangea


Title: Frontier
Creators: Jason Cobley (writer) Andrew Wildman (artist and cover)
Release Date: 28th January 2012
Format: Hardcover Graphic Album
Page Count: 68
Publisher: Print Media Productions Ltd.
ISBN-10: 0956712134 ISBN-13: 9780956712134
Product Dimensions: 31.5 x 23.5 cm
List Price: £14.99


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