The Punisher Comes to Town; Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet to Guest at MCM

Film actor and comic book writer Thomas Jane and top cover artist Tim Bradstreet will attending to this month’s MCM London Comic Con (25-27th October) at the Excel, to promote comic book company RAW Studios which they co-own along with acclaimed creator Steve Niles.

Jane will also be presenting the movie short Punisher: Dirty Laundry, which sees him reprise his role as protagonist Frank Castle. Punisher: Dirty Laundry, written by Chad St. John and directed by Phil Joanou, which also stars Ron Perlman (Pacific Rim, Hellboy), will screen in London Comic Con’s VidFest zone and Jane will also take part in a Q&A panel and show behind-the-scenes footage from the film.

The Punisher: Dirty Laundry

“”I wanted to make a fan film for a character I’ve always loved and believed in – a love letter to Frank Castle and his fans,” says Jane of the violent short, which was produced by Adi Shankar.

“It was an incredible experience with everyone on the project throwing in their time just for the fun of it. It’s been a blast to be a part of from start to finish — we hope the friends of Frank enjoy watching it as much as we did making it.”

Thomas Jane’s movie credits include The Punisher, Boogie Nights, The Thin Red Line and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and he received multiple Golden Globe nominations for his lead role in US comedy drama Hung. Meanwhile, Jane’s best known comic is sci-fi series Bad Planet, which he pens with Steve Niles and Bruce Jones.

As well as helping to create Bad Planet, Tim Bradstreet has worked on a wide range of comic books, movie posters, roleplaying games and trading cards. Comics that Bradstreet has drawn covers for include Transmetropolitan, The Punisher, Blade and Supernatural: Origins. Bradstreet also worked with Guillermo del Toro as concept artist on Blade II.

• For MCM London Comic Con tickets, visit: www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/tickets

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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