Saturday, 15 May 2010

Blood Red Sands...

Finally, I can start blibber-blabbering about Red Sands! Way back in 1994, Alex Ronald created Red Sands as a way to gain the notice of Tharg (mighty editor of 2000AD), and it worked: he was soon rendering the likes of Judge Dredd and Missionary Man.

And Red Sands was set aside, the Lawman - its hero - left to his unknown fate. Until now.

More than a decade later, I've had the privilege of carrying the story onward and ensuring the Lawman reaps bloody vengeance across the deserts of Red Sands. Released by Starscape in three chapters, the first 8 pages are available for free via MyEbooks or Clickwheel - and will be available in a print version later this year when all three installments are complete.

Violent and bloody, Red Sands is "Mad Max meets Strontium Dog meets the Dollars Trilogy". Cover by Alex Ronald, interior art by Bruce McLaren and letters by Bolt 01.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Rise, Mekko-Sapiens...

'The Mekko-Sapiens Uprising' is a story about science merging with religion and mankind rediscovering its humanity through synthetic means. 'Long ago, we tired of being men,' one of the characters laments, 'and we wanted to become gods. But now that I am a god, I want nothing more than to be a man.' (art and letters by Dave Candlish)

The 10-chapter 'Uprising' begins in Paragon #7, end of this year.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Violence on the Rek Fen-Birn Plains...

Beebeluns war with Creeplings, while Rok-Shah birds feast on a herd of Cactopillars in 'Rek Fen-Birn'. Art by Tony Rothwell and letters by the incredibly multi-talented - and as a result - much overworked Bolt 01.

All of these weird little...things...feature in the novel I've been writing sporadically over the past year. Adapting one of the scenes to a comic strip has given me the fresh outlook on the story I needed, and that has certainly reinvigorated me. Maybe I'll actually finish it now!

Edit 9/14/10: 'Rek Fen-Birn has been picked up by Krazybov Comics and will see print in 2012 (issue #9, so I'm told).

Monday, 3 May 2010

War of the Worlds...

Martians meet Headhunters in 'Third World/Fourth World'. The one-page 'Future Shock' has been entered in Mark Millar's online competition. Matt Soffe provided the illustrious illustrations, and the ever-prolific Jim Campbell lent his touch to the lettering.

Update 05/11/10: The strip will appear on the back page of the next Something Wicked magazine. This is the first time a script I've written will appear in glorious color!