Nic Wilkinson has just been in touch with an update on the Cancertown graphic novel we previously featured on downthetubes.
Scheduled for release by Insomnia Publications at the end of the year, this original graphic novel is the work of British comic writer Cy (Starship Troopers) Dethan with art by Stephen Downey, colours by Melanie Cook and letters by Nic Wilkinson.
Writer Cy Dethan is delighted with the way the project is shaping up, but none more so than when the cover of the book, pictured above arrived.
“There are moments when it’s truly great to be alive,” he recently wrote on his blog. “Waking up early on a Saturday morning is a particular favourite of mine, as is the instant you recognise the very distinctive sound of an Amazon parcel dropping heavily through the letterbox. Hell, even getting through the last few sets of a particularly difficult workout gives me a couple of seconds of genuine joy.
“You’d have to go a long way, however, to match the sensation of opening an innocent-looking email and having this test version of Paul Cartwright‘s cover to your first creator-owned graphic novel explode onto your screen.”
• More about the project on www.cancertown.co.uk
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.