Inspired by Asian mythology and produced in Hong Kong by a team of experienced writers and artists, exactly half of whom are from the Western comic industry and half from the Eastern, the publishers describe the book – and downthetubes has seen an early version, which does look fab – as “truly revolutionary”.
The first issue cover is drawn by world renowned artist Simon Bisley (2000AD, Heavy Metal, Batman, Wolverine) and you can order your special limited edition signed preview copy now from www.fluidfriction.com and be among the first to own a piece of history.
Devashard is an epic narrative, introducing a host of original characters seamlessly woven into the lives of those already in existence and it is a story of truth, honour, injustice, betrayal and revenge. Spanning a series of 25 full colour graphic novels, the series reveals the life of Karna,
a great warrior whose destiny brings with it many grave dangers. In the first book of the series, Karna’s serene existence is suddenly shattered by the appearance of a dark, terrible creature that is stalking him and his family.
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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.