Today’s WebFind: ace British artist Chris Weston has re-plugged some ‘motion comics’ created to promote last year’s Book of Eli film directed by the Hughes brothers and starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman.
It looks like two comics were published, with Chris, who drew the tale, making a cameo in the second, “The End”, below…
So why didn’t we we see him on the Oscars red carpet at the weekend?
A lone hero must fight his way across the wasteland of post-apocalyptic America to protect a sacred book that holds the key to saving the future of humanity. This motion comic was drawn by “the annoyingly talented Tommy Lee Edwards”, Chris tells us.
“The End” – featuring Chris Weston (who also drew it)
Released to mix reviews and pitted against films such as Avatar, Box Office Mojo notes The Book of Eli gross $94,835,059 in the United States and Canada, and $62,256,659 in other markets, with an estimated worldwide total of $157,091,718.
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.