Each month Blackthorn Communications produces alternative culture magazine Bizarre for Dennis Publishing. We create all the editorial and marketing pages – which includes commissioning articles, photography, illustrations and design – and deliver the finished magazine for print and distribution.
Blackthorn Communications designs and delivers the monthly digital edition of Bizarre for distribution through the Zinio platform, plus content for the Bizarremag.com website. Over the past five years Blackthorn Communications has also built and managed a Bizarre online community across a range of social media channels, and engaged directly with readers to build the brand.
From tattoos and body modification to alternative modelling and social networking, Blackthorn Communications has a track record in producing specialist books that have been a hit in the UK, appealed to both niche and mainstream audiences, and have been translated and distributed across the world.
Blackthorn Communications has long history in working with high-profile clients such as Nintendo, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network and Universal Pictures to create striking editorial products based on global brands such as Pokémon, Scooby-Doo and The Powerpuff Girls.
In addition to editorial products, Blackthorn Communications has a track record in developing live shows and experiential marketing based on existing brands – such as the outrageous Bizarre Ball – and spotting opportunities to launch new events and attract sponsorship, including the HP Lovecraft: Reanimated literature and performance showcase.