Comic book buffs and aspiring artists aimed to give John Romita Jr. a run for his money at the Rockwell House Rooftop in Shoreditch, contributing to a giant comic strip that is currently being showcased at the venue and on the official Kick Ass Movie Facebook page.
The fans sketched out the dramatic battle between Hit Girl and Mother Russia under the watchful eye of one of the most foremost street artists in the UK – EndoftheLine Creative Director Jim Vision and his team of talented artists including Rufus Dayglo, Dr Zadok and Ed Hicks.
People travelled from across the country to take part in the event, with Louie Moselhi. a student from Aberdeen University, commenting, “I saw the event on Facebook and had to come down as I’m a massive fan of both Kick-Ass and Jim Vision. I’ve never spray painted before but the artists showed me the ropes and I’m really pleased with my finished scene.”
Speaking of the event, Mark Millar said “The event was a fantastic opportunity for fans of Kick-Ass 2 and anyone with a talent for cartooning or a passion for comic books to be involved in the creation of an exciting piece of art. The turnout was amazing and shows just how supportive Kick-Ass fans are.
“The reason I chose the scene with Hit-Girl versus Mother Russia in the final act is because it shows Hit-Girl, who’s always been the bad-ass of the franchise, up against someone she’s slightly scared of and I loved seeing her really showing us what she’s capable of.”
Anyone that couldn’t make it to Rockwell House yesterday can still take part from home by tweeting pictures of their Kick-Ass 2-inspired sketches with the hashtag #KickAss2DVD or submitting them into a competition to win exclusive merchandise and copies of the DVD via the official Facebook page.
Kick-Ass and Hit Girl return for more action-packed encounters and fearless crusading in Kick-Ass 2. Having inspired a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, Kick-Ass (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, whose credits include Kick-Ass and Savages) joins forces with his fellow vigilantes in Justice Forever. Meanwhile, Hit Girl AKA Mindy (Chloë Grace Moretz; Kick-Ass, Carrie) is struggling to navigate the terrifying world of High School. But when Red Mist, reborn as The Mother F%&*^r, (Christopher Mintz-Plasse; Kick-Ass, Super Bad) assembles an evil league in his quest to become the world’s first super villain, Mindy is forced to come out of retirement to prevent their total annihilation.
• Kick-Ass 2, packed with dark humour, badass combat, and adrenaline-fuelled fight scenes, is available to own on Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet and digital download now
Kick-Ass 2 DVD/Blu-Ray Information
Release Date: 9 December 2013
Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carey, Morris Chesnut, Claudia Lee, Clark Duke, Augustus Prew, Donald Faison, Matt Steinberg, Amy Anzel
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Alternate Opening + Commentary
The Making of Kick-Ass 2
Extended Scenes + Commentary
Hit Girl Attacks: Creating the Van Sequence
Big Daddy Returns: The Unshot Scene
Feature Commentary with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz and Writer / Director Jeff Wadlow
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.