In advance of his appearance with artust Jim Murray tomorow (Saturday 24th) at Edinburgh BookFest’s Stripped weekend, for the latest Panel Border podcast Alex Fitch talks to Robbie Morrison about his career in comics so far, from his 15 year tenure as the writer of Nikolai Dante in 2000AD, working with artists such as Simon Fraser and John Burns, to his new graphic novel DrownTown, published by Jonathan Cape.
Robbie is most famous for his work on Judge Dredd and co-creating the magnificent 27th century swashbuckler Nikolai Dante . Drowntown is set in a future London ravaged by climate change, a stylish thriller introducing Leo Noiret, an unconventional hero set to make a splash in the London underworld.
Robbie’s joined in this event by Jim Murray, the illustrator of Drowntown. Murray’s brilliant and distinctive artwork ranges from Judge Dredd and Batman comics to character designs for Virgin Studios, set designs for live shows of the rock band The Prodigy and fantasy playing cards for Wizards of the Coast. He is currently character designer for Valve Studios in Seattle.