Book Palace announces “Modesty Blaise” illustrators Special Edition, and limited edition prints

The Book Palace has just announced its next illustrators Special, The Modesty Blaise Artists, due for release in September.

Offering a “comprehensive cornucopia of all Modesty Blaise artists”, on offer is an exhaustive examination of all the artists that depicted Modesty Blaise in Peter O’Donnell’s long-running, internationally popular newspaper strip.

With features from Diego Cordoba and Norman Boyd, the creators to be featured include Jim Holdaway, Enric Romero (aka Enrique Badia Romero), John M Burns, Patrick Wright, Neville Colvin, Dick Giordano, plus numerous paperback cover artists.

Packed with superb examples of all the artists’ work, the new publication includes fascinating articles including never before seen script to sketch comparisons, insights and never before seen visuals of Modesty.

The Modesty Blaise Artists (Illustrators Special) - limited edition Enrique Badia Romero print (available with hardcover edition)

In addition to the regular edition, priced £35, available to pre-order here, an Exclusive Hardcover limited edition with two signed prints, one by John M. Burns, the other by Romero, priced £95, is also in preparation. This hardcover edition is limited to just 100 copies and is only available direct from the Book Palace here, on a first come basis.

The Modesty Blaise Artists (Illustrators Special)
Authors: Diego Cordoba, Norman Boyd
Artists: Jim Holdaway, Enric Romero, John M Burns, Patrick Wright, Neville Colvin, Dick Giordano
Publisher: Book Palace Books, due September 2022
Number of pages: 160
Format: Soft Cover; Full Colour illustrations
Size: 9″ x 11″ (216mm x 280mm)
ISBN: 9781913548308

Pre-order the regular The Modesty Blaise Artists (Illustrators Special) here – £35

Pre-order the hardcover limited edition The Modesty Blaise Artists (Illustrators Special) here – £95

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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