Behind the scenes on this project I’m happy to report we have three episodes drawn and part four scripted: the story runs to eight episodes in total and looks like it will be around 56 pages in length – maybe a bit more, maybe a bit less.
I think we’re on course for a mid-2012 launch in Strip Magazine in the UK.
Last week, a casual conversation with ace artist John Ridgway added a new dimension to this book – his invaluable help and advice on some technical aspects of the world in which this story is set. I can’t, yet, say what that advice is – it would spoil many surprizes – but I’m very grateful to him for his input!
Meanwhile, here’s another unlettered page from part 1 – art by Smuzz, colour by Kris Carter… I hope it appeals.
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.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.