Available now from Water Closet Press – the brainchild of comic creators Richard Worth and Jordan Oliver – is the second issue of an engaging new title perhaps enigmatically titled Ladies and Gentlemen.
The team describe Ladies and Gentlemen as a comic “packed with adventure, mystery, romance, moustaches and monocles.
“It follows the adventure of The Gentry,” writer Richard tells us, “a team of Victorian crime fighters. It’s a love letter to Silver Age comics, magicians and myths.”
The team have plunged into their carefully-crafted alternate world with aplomb, as you can see for yourself, as the entire first issue of the comic is available to read online here on the Water Closet Press web site. Drawn in a wash style by Canadian Jordan, there’s an fantastic intensity to the work that forgives some of the perhaps occasionally cluttered layouts.
• Ladies and Gentlemen is available from Travelling Man Leeds, OK Comics Leeds and Excelsior Comics, Bristol – and available online at www.waterclosetpress.blogspot.co.uk/p/emporium
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.