“Marionette Unit” Script Book Released

Regular downthetubes readers will recall The Marionette Unit, a creepy, scratch the back of your eyeballs work of gothic steampunk-driven horror we reviewed positively last year.

Well, now the team behind the book –  filmmakers Azhur Saleem and James Boyle – have released The Marionette Unit: Script Book – a 160-page exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the project.

It includes the full script that formed the basis of the graphic novel illustrated by Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (Tank Girl, Gungle, Nelson, 24×7, Off-Life), with each page showcasing the preliminary sketches of the artwork.

The Marionette Unit - Sample 1

“It offers a fantastic insight for readers, artists and writers alike,” say the team “and we hope it helps to illuminate our process in bringing The Marionette Unit to life.”

The Marionette Unit: Script Book is available as a direct download from the project website for £3.99

Read our review of The Marionette Unit

Read our interview with The Marionette Unit creative team

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.



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