A new book containing some of the best work of Liverpool-born comic artist John Higgins will be launched at the opening of his forthcoming exhibition at the Victoria Gallery & Museum.
Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd brings together for the first time John Higgins’ art work for some of the most iconic comic books including Watchmen, Judge Dredd, Hellblazer, Before Watchmen and his creator-owned project, Razorjack.
Alongside never before seen preliminary drawings of now iconic characters, the book also includes insights into the career of the comic book artist.
Anthony Cond, Managing Director of Liverpool University Press, who are publishing the book, said: “Beyond Watchmen and Judge Dredd is not only an essential book for all enthusiasts but also gives an intriguing insight into what it takes to land a contract with DC Comics.”
Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd, with a foreword from Dave Gibbons, is available to buy for £20 at the Liverpool University Press website and can also be ordered through all good book shops and online stores, including Amazon.
John will be signing copies of his book at the official opening of the exhibition on Friday 10th March at the Victoria Gallery & Museum.
The first retrospective of the work of John Higgins opens at the University’s Victoria Gallery & Museum on Friday, 10 March 2016.
The exhibition will feature John’s original art displayed alongside examples of the work of the artists and science fiction classics that inspired him. The exhibition runs until February 2018
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.