Pocket digest comic Sentinel by Alan Holloway and Ed Doyle started out as a fun project, but has sort of snowballed into a popular, extremely well regarded publication – and another sword and sorcery edition, “Kazana The Slayer”, in full colour, is now in the works.
“Our first four issues have been a great success, on a small scale,” says writer Alan Holloway, “so we wanted to do something special to round off year one, and here it is.”
Kazana The Slayer – the fifth Sentinel comic – is a full colour sword and sorcery yarn, painted by Sentinel co-creator Ed Doyle, with Kickstarter options for a standard edition and variant cover edition by Mark Montague.
Kazana The Slayer was originally published in A4 format over a decade ago, so writer Alan Holloway rewrote the script whilst Ed chopped it up and formatted it to fit the Sentinel digest format.
“The result is a great adventure with plenty of blood and action that is the perfect way to round off the year,” Alan enthuses – and Sentinel fans agree, because the project was very quickly funded.
Offering a range of perks, including prints and t-shirts, if you remember Starblazer comic, then Sentinel is a title to check out.
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.