“The comic is about the adventures of a young guy, called Duckless and his friends,” says Marc. “Duckless draws the comic we are reading, so he affects the world around himself with his imagination. Everything you see is happening, it’s his imagination running wild to create a more exciting life for himself.
“It’s kind of like Peanuts mixed with Calvin & Hobbes and Adventure Time!”
Duckless is just one of three bright new stars to glitter in the Aces Weekly galaxy. The others are the work of the excellent Emma Chinnery, who introduces us to a little girl with good reason to be afraid of what lies beyond the safety of the world she knows in The Void, while Jorge Mongiovi‘s delivers a story of a future far, far away in Requiem. If you’ve always wanted to be a space pilot, you might like to see what can happen when you least expect it in the void of outer space!
Duckless, The Void and Requiem starts in Aces Weekly Volume 15 on 2nd March 2015.
The nes strips run alongside Jasper Bark and Alfa Robbi‘s long-running, and refreshingly complex tale of a tangle of possible futures and the figure who seems to link them all together – the brave Cassindra – in Parassassin, which concludes with this Volume; the brilliant Batton Lash also concludes his extraordinary and extraordinarily witty story of good manners triumphing over grim times in The First Gentleman Of The Apocalypse; Ryan Taylor returns with another little girl in our great cast of characters – one who is afraid of nothing at all, because she’s always accompanied by an enormous and unlimited bunch of friends in Grace’s Imaginary Menagerie; plus, after entrusting their characters to other skilled hands in Volume 14, master regular storytellers, Jok and Santullo are back with more funny felony in the world of fantasy with Dungeons And Burglar.
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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.