We’ve previously plugged the crowdfunder for the The77 Annual – the independent SF and adventure comic’s first such venture, emulating the classic hardback book releases of old.
Now, the team behind The77 are selling three pages of Glenn Fabry artwork from the Annual, created for the story “House Wins by Paul Neal and Glenn, all priced at £295 per page. Email The77comic@gmail.com for further details.
The first ever The77 Annual is currently seeking backing now on Kickstarter, and just like the British independent comic anthology, comes crammed with strips from a great mix of new and legendary talent, including Glenn Fabry, Steve Pugh and Lew Stringer.
With an ambitious target that aims to cover both an agreed creator page rates and production costs, The77 Annual will feature 144 pages of brand new strips and much, much more.
On offer are not one, but two editions: a hardback edition, with a Mark Montague cover, a “thank-you” to loyal and steadfast Kickstarter backers, which will not be reprinted or sold in highstreet retail outlets; and a softback edition, with a cover by Ade Hughes, the Illustrator of The77 strip “V” and co-conspirator on Pat Mills’ SpaceWarp.
Expect everything from space opera and mythology, to action and comedy or monsters and robots in the planned 144-page Hardback Annual, exclusively available in the Kickstarter, created by hot new talent and legendary creators.
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.