Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Evil Eye - The Locked Room

Here is the full 8-page prologue to the unpublished Evil Eye creator-owned series I wrote and drew for Marvel UK back in 1994. This appeared in Marvel Frontier Comics Special. It's a fairly straightforward mystery story in the style of the short mystery and horror stories I had absorbed since I was a kid, notably in the Alan Class reprints. This only hints at the story I had outlined for the Evil Eye series. I'll be posting the lettered layouts for the first issue later, when I have the time to pull it out and scan it all.

Lettering is by Ellie DeVille, who also lettered the original Strange Embrace. I have no idea who coloured it. Colourists were rarely credited back then as the art was usually lettered before a colourist was assigned. If anyone who was working at Marvel UK has any idea who might have done it, I'll post a credit.  It was a good job (Possibly the late Steve Whitaker?).








6 comments:

  1. I would think Steve Whitaker is right but my memory is hazy on that.

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  2. I'm pretty sure it's him. The balance of red, orange, purple and green on the last page is classic Whitaker.

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  3. That was a good read. Caught a slight bit of Agnes from Strange Embrace there. You do love the theme of a parent's "love" fuckin' with a child's mental state.

    Do you plan to put up your Mambo series?

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  4. Yes, that is an Agnes moment. I noticed that myself. I used to be a great subscriber to the view that "They fuck you up, your Mum and Dad." Until I became a parent of course...

    I may scan a few of my favourite panels from 'Mambo' but not the whole thing. Firstly I hate so much of it, and secondly I'm very cagey about posting entire strips unless I either have copyright, or have permission of copyright holder. In the case of Mambo, I think the rights could revert to me if I pursued it, but I can't be bothered because, like I said, I hate so much of it!

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  5. i coloured that (sorry - only a steve pupil :)

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  6. Being mistaken for a Steve Whitaker job is a great compliment, I'm sure you'll agree. It was great colouring, so a belated thanks. Colourists were so often uncredited back then, mostly because when the credits were lettered onto the art, the editor very often didn't know who would be on colours. The situation has improved a lot now.

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