If you’re a Preston North End fan, then you may be interested in this tip o’ the hat to Sir Tom Finney, the greatest player ever to grace the Deepdale turf from Invincible Books.
This striking A4 art print is a modern take on a young Sir Tom, and features him skillfully gliding across the pitch in typical fashion. Illustrated by artist Mark Frudd, “The Phantom Winger” is A4 in size and is printed on heavyweight, 300gsm, smooth white art card.
The print is priced at £10.00, is sold unframed, and 10% of any profits will be going to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
In related news, Invincible Books will be selling the print this Saturday (13th November 2021) at the Makers Market outside the Harris Gallery in Preston.
Author Michael Barrett will have a couple of the prints framed too, plus some of the last copies of his book, Rise of the Invincibles, the story of the origins of Preston North End, drawn by Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque (currently half-price at £10.00) and one or two other prints.
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.