Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Spider-Man Noir, The Man Who Laughs, Singapore Writers Festival

Lots of news this week. Edge of Spider-Verse #1 leads off the much heralded Marvel event of the year featuring "every Spider-Man ever" and features none other than Spider-Man Noir.

Fabrice Sapolsky and I created this character a few years back and we wrote two limited series for the Marvel Noir Line. Since then the character has grown in popularity and has featured in the video game Shattered Dimensions...

Not to mention appearances in the animated Avengers Assemble...

...and Ultimate Spider-Man" Web Warriors...

...and some very cool Cosplay...

Cosplay by Darthayato, photo by Kuragiman

Tomorrow you can pick up Edge of Spider-Verse #1 to see the one-shot story, co-plotted with Fabrice Sapolsky, featuring Spider-Man Noir in 1939. As Europe is about to be plunged into war, Peter Parker finds himself embroiled in another war that crosses the barriers of time and the multiverse...

Art by Richard Isanove

Also The Man Who Laughs is released in the USA tomorrow, 9th September. Shortlisted for Best Book in last years British Comic Awards, this is an adaptation of the novel by Victor Hugo that inspired the character of The Joker, illustrated by Mark Stafford. Ask for it at your comic or book store or buy from Amazon. If you are going to SPX in Bethseda, Maryland this weekend (September 13th - 14th) you can pick up a copy from the SelfMadeHero table...

And if you're in the UK you can get a copy signed by Mark and myself at N.I.C.E. in Bedford.

This is a screen shot. You can link to the page here

Lastly the Singapore Writers Festival has just announced its line-up of guests. I'll be joining comic creators, Troy Chin and Sonny Liew at what promises to be an exciting event. This year's theme is The Prospect of Beauty and I'll be conducting a workshop as well as appearing on two panels, one with my good friend Lim Cheng Tju.

This is another screen shot. Click here for the site

There are more details of the festival at TodayOnLine and HereBeGeeks

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Frank Bellamy: World War One

Illustrations for Michael Butterworth's The Story Of World War One from Look And Learn (1970) by the great Frank Bellamy.

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