Carl Critchlow will be signing copies of Thrud the Barbarian at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore in London on Saturday 28th September.
Thrud: big of muscle, tiny of head, which is fine for Thrud as you only need a big brain if you need to talk your way out of trouble. Instead, he lets his axe speak for him!
In the first collected volume of this hugely popular cult, er, hero, Thrud faces down the necromancer To-Me Ku-Pa (FWAP! THWOK!); protects his beer supplies from fierce Frost Giants (KRISH! KER-THUNK!); faces his arch-nemesis (THUNKTHUNKTHUNK!); assumes the stately role of the king he accidentally killed (GAK! POK!) and gets his pint spilled on a mission into the depths of a primeval jungle (ARRGGLE! SPLUTCH!)!
A hilarious, timeless parody of Conan The Barbarian and his musclebound ilk!
Creator Carl Critchlow has a long history in both comics and gaming art. He has produced over 200 painted pieces for seminal collectable card game Magic: The Gathering, has contributed creatures to such role-playing games as World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons, The Wheel of Time and Star Wars. He has also drawn comic strips for 2000AD (including Judge Dredd), Batman and more.
• Carl Critchlow signs Thrud the Barbarian: Forbidden Planet London Megastore, 1-2.00pm 179 Shaftsbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR on Saturday 28th September 2013
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.