Marc Jackson’s “Duckless” joins Aces Weekly line-up

Duckless by Marc Jackson

 

Marc Jackson joins the still-swelling ranks of comic creators delivering strips for David Lloyd‘s excellent digital anthoogy Aces Weekly next month.

“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.

The exclusively onscreen Aces Weekly is tailored to tablet, laptop, desktop – and your smart tv – and is ready to view at the touch of a button, whenever and wherever you’re connected!

The title regularly offer up to 210 pages of original serials, short stories and heaps of extras, in seven weekly parts, featuring some of the finest creators on the globe, including, David Lloyd, John McCrea, Phil Hester, Mark Wheatley, JC Vaughan, Herb Trimpe, James Hudnall, Val Mayerik, David Hitchcock, Carl Critchlow, Dan Christensen, Dave Hine, Kev Hopgood, Henry Flint, Paul Maybury, Shaky Kane, Yishan Li, Marc Hempel, Kat Layno, David Leach, Batton Lash, Ben Dickson, Gavin Mitchell,  Rachael Smith, Phil Elliott, and Fred Fordham… for just £6.99/$9.99/€7.99 per volume.

• You can subscribe and enjoy a weekly trip into great entertainment at www.acesweekly.co.uk

 

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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