Read Yourself Raw reports that Alan Moore discusses the new League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen book The Black Dossier at Wizard www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/wizard/002034679.cfm
Talking of Moores, folk may enjoy Leah Moore’s scathing review of their hotel accommodation in Lancaster, posted on Virtual-Lancaster.
I’m happy to say (although not happy for Leah and John Reppion, obviously, they could have had a better time staying at Fawlty Towers) that no-one else who stayed at other Lancaster guest houses had such problems.
The poor experience thankfully hasn’t put Leah or John Reppion off Lancaster, thank goodness. “On the contrary we were totally charmed by Lancaster and felt right at home there from the minute we set foot, weirdly enough,” she told me, “as we always bemoan feeling like aliens wherever we go for conventions.”
Leah and John’s Albion is heading for trade paperback soon and having now had the chance to read the entire run — the trade paperback won’t include Dave Gibbons’ covers, apparently — I have to say i really enjoyed it. Lots of visual gags and taken as an “opening act” of a relanch for the IPC characters, it works very well. It’s just a shame the book ran late, which must have affected sales.
John says Wildstorm are just waiting to see what the TPB sales are like before committing to more of the Albion saga. Fingers crossed.
(Dave Gibbons told me a while back that sales weren’t high enough on Thunderbolt Jaxon to justify further books, but the door isn’t closed on him poropsing new books featuring IPC characters — when he gets time!)
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.