I’m pleased to announce that ‘The Quest’ has a colourist – Kris Carter, whose work I saw on the new 10thology title, edited by Stuart Tipples, but who came recommended by my old friend Mike Collins.
Based in South Wales, Kris has previously worked on franchises such as Transformers, Torchwood and Doctor Who. His most recent published work includes Wynonna Earp: The Yeti Wars for IDW Publishing and the 10thology collaborative Welsh graphic novel released at Cardiff Comic Con in February 2011.
There are rumours he sleeps occasionally, but these are totally unsubstantiated.
It was his colouring on Mike Collins art for the 10thology The Knights of Craig Y Ddinas that caught my eye in particular; I got in touch, Kris worked up sample colouring on Page 1 of The Quest, Smuzz passed back some notes and Kris gamefully amended the page – and between us and our publisher, we immediately decided to draw Kris into our mad scheme.
With Jim Campbell already on board to letter (he basically threatened us with some unspeakable things if we didn’t ask him) the team is complete, ably assisted by Smuzz’ partner Eira, who has created a wonderful alien script for us to use in the story.
Well, I say concocted – given the quality of the work, I can’t help but think that both Smuzz and Eira are plugged into an alternative dimension and getting hold of a real alien language…
• Samples of work can be viewed at http://www.kriscarter.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.