Since it’s the weekend, we thought you might have time to enjoy this animated treat, Edgar the Cat by Rodrigo D. Ricci, an artist we’ve been working with here at downthetubes on other projects. The music is by his brother.
This is the first single inspired by Rodrigo’s cult comic strip Ligeia the Vampire: although busy with movie storyboard work, he’s currently working on a new six-page strip, “Steel Graves”. St during the second world war, it centres on a group of soldiers who commited a horrible war crime. For this act, they receive a terrible curse. The question asked – who is more evil: Humanity or the Creatures of the Night?
You can view work in progress on his web site, www.ligeia-the-vampire.com
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.