Limited edition book publisher Foruli Publications has just published two very special box sets of John Higgins’ graphic novel Razorjack, recently released in paperback by revived publisher Com.X.
In Razorjack, a trio of college kids inadvertently create an unstable nexus which enables the Death-Bitch, Razorjack, to break into our world from the Twist Dimension. Two maverick cops, Frame and Ross, are assigned a disturbingly horrific multiple-murder case which draws them into what is potentially the final battle between good and evil. The book collects all of John Higgins’s Razorjack stories into one complete graphic novel and includes new story and art by John, created exclusively for this book.
John’s story has received critical acclaim from several sources, including fellow comic creators Garth Ennis (“If there’s any justice, this new collection should find the audience the story has always deserved.” and Jimmy Palmiotti (“Razorjack delivers something rare: a solid story and artistic brilliance by John Higgins. It must be nice to be getting better with age.”).
The Deluxe Edition, available exclusively from www.foruli.co.uk, is a hand bound 96-page book contained in a handmade solander case, accompanied by an original painting by John Higgins and a hand pulled eight-colour screenprint with 24 carat gold leaf. Each book, painting and print signed by John Higgins. The signed and lettered limited edition of 15 costs £250.
The Standard Edition, also hand bound and slipcased, is accompanied by a hand pulled eight-colour screenprint, both signed by John Higgins and limited to just 45 copies, priced £150.
• John, whose credits include Judge Dredd, Star Wars and, of course, his colouring for Watchmen, recently announced several signing events in upcoming weeks, starting with an appearance at the San Diego Comic Con, 24th – 28th July, signing at the Splash Page Comic Art booth, row 4400. Then, on Saturday 1st August, he’ll be signing at Heroes For Sale, 277 Karangahape Rd, Auckland, New Zealand, from 10.00am. He’s then on to Australia the following week, with a signing at Ace Comics & Games, Level 2, 121 Queen Street, Brisbane, on Sunday 9th August starting at 12.00 noon.
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.