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Revealed: A New Official “Watership Down” Poster

Watership Down Poster - Radi71

Vice Press will release two stunning-looking a poster celebrating Richard Adams’ classic novel Watership Down produced under license from Nepenthe Productions – the work of celebrated illustrator Raid71 (aka Chris Thornley).

This beautiful art print which will be released at 5.00pm GMT on Monday the 11th April exclusively at www.Vice-Press.com and is available in a “standard” edition at £40 and a haunting variant, priced at £60.

The variant Watership Down poster by Radi71 aka Chris Thornley

The variant Watership Down poster by Radi71 aka Chris Thornley

Watership Down, the classic award-winning adventure novel described as “an inspiring read – and not just for kids” by the Toronto Star’s Bruce Demara, written by Richard Adams, was first published by London-based Rex Collings Ltd in 1972. Set in southern England, the story features a small group of rabbits. Although they live in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture, language, proverbs, poetry, and mythology. Evoking epic themes, the novel – later adapted into a film and TV series – follows the rabbits as they escape the destruction of their warren and seek a place to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way.

His first novel, Adams completed a sequel, Tales from Watership Down, published by Random House in 1996, Ia collection of 19 short stories about El-ahrairah and the rabbits of the Watership Down warren, with “Notes on Pronunciation” and “Lapine Glossary”.

Raid71, aka Chris Thornley, is a British illustrator, comic cover artist and art director who has produced work for numerous galleries, film companies, picture houses and bands. Raid71’s work has appeared in exhibition across the globe in both solo and group shows.

Vice Press are a UK based print house focused on producing fully licensed art prints and screen printed posters featuring primarily
British and European properties from movies, television and literature, working with both up and coming and well-known artists from around the world to produce new and distinctive works of art.

 

 

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• Buy the posters or find out more about Vice Press at www.vice-press.com | Find Vice Press on Facebook | Follow Vice Press on Twitter @VicePressNews

About John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative" who is currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 25 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary, including DEATH'S HEAD II and WARHEADS. At Marvel he wrote strips for THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, THUNDERCATS, DOCTOR WHO and co-created SHADOW RIDERS with Brian Williamson and Ross Dearsley. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. He has written comics for Marvel UK, Judge Dredd Megazine, Lucky Bag Comic, CGL (an Italian publisher), STRIP Magazine and ROK Comics; and edited some of Titan's British comics collections including Dan Dare and Charley's War. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.
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