Next Wednesday – 26th November – sees the release of Penguins of Madagascar #1 from Titan Comics, which ties-in with the new Penguins of Madagascar movie release from DreamWorks Animation – and we have a sneak peek for you!
Here’s the details… but first, a promotion for the new film!
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR #1
Writers: Alex Matthews and Jai Nitz
Art: Lucas Fereyra and Lawrence Etherington Cover: Lucas Fereyra
Publisher: Titan Comics
Page Count: 32
Release Date: 26th November 2014
DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar are getting their own brand new four-issue comic series! Yep, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private are jumping from the big and small screen to the CMYK panels!
Featuring two stories – one written by Alex Matthews and the other by Jai Nitz, with eye-popping art from Lucas Fereyra and Lawrence Etherington, feathers are set to fly in this unique and exciting – and very funny – new series.
Alex Matthews is a freelance cartoonist whose work has been published in The Phoenix (“Useleus”, “Pow! Goes Westworld”), The Beano (“Ball Boy”, Private Eye, The Spectator, among others. He’s also lectured in Graphic Design and illustration at Degree level and up until recently I ran an Art and Design Foundation Course and posts creating comic tips on his blog as well as news about his upcoming or released projects. You can find him on Twitter @AlexanderMat
Jai Nitz is an American comic book writer whose credits include Dream Thief for Dark Horse as well as stories for Marvel, DC, Image, and other publishers. He won the prestigious Xeric Foundation grant in 2003 for his self-published anthology, Paper Museum, and won the Bram Stoker Award in 2004 for excellence in illustrated narrative for Heaven’s Devils from Image Comics. He also works as a professor at his alma mater, the University of Kansas, teaching courses on comic books and film. You can find him on Twitter @jainitz1
Lucas Fereyra is a terrific Brazilian artist and designer with a host of credits in his home country and beyond, many for his stunning book illustration work. Check out his blog here and his main web site here: www.lucasferreyra.com.br (in Portuguese)
Lawrence (aka Lorenzo) Etherington, along with brother Robin, are the creators of Monkey Nuts, YORE!, Baggage, Malcolm Magic, Tusk and MOON. They have also worked on The Phoenix, Transformers, Star Wars, Terminator Salvation, Wallace & Gromit, Dreamworks’ Monsters vs Aliens and previous Madagascar comics. Based in Bristol, the brothers visit also schools all over the UK, delivering workshops which encourage creative free-thinking in young children through the medium of comic art and story telling. Check out the Etherington Brothers blog here or follow them on Twitter @EtheringtonBros
• For more on the Penguins of Madagascar project information visit: http://titan-comics.com/c/162-