Monday, 10 September 2007

Dan Dare: Virgin Comics and Garth Ennis.

On the 27th August, Virgin Comics gave the official November release date of Garth Ennis' Dan Dare. I have been working on this book for most of the year and had to keep quiet till today. There is a cover image by Bryan Talbot on the Virgin Comics blog but unfortunately I am not able to post any of the interior artwork or the gorgeous colouring. Very frustrating! After the disappointment of Jack Cross it feels great to be back on full art chores and working with Garth Ennis again. Really pushed my approach and direction for the series. Proud of this book!

Will post images as soon as I get the green light from Virgin. Feedback from fellow professionals and colleagues (who have seen selected pages on my desk) has been good. More to follow.

8 comments:

Alan (with one L) said...

I can't wait - you could always bring some photocopies to Birmingham and leave them on your table...if people happened to pick them up for a look then so be it...

Toxicphisch said...

This really seems to be the first project from Virgin Comics I look forward to. The coloration of the cover art doesn't quite attract me, though. (Unfortunately, I'm a bit old fashioned regarding flashy Photoshop coloration :( ).

BTW: Thanks for your e-mail, it was quite a surprise.

-'lip

Megan said...

Great to hear you're doing well and working on such an exciting project!!!
Good luck with everything!!!

Megan said...

Great to hear you're doing well and working on such an exciting project!!!
Good luck with everything!!!

Chris Weston said...

About time you took control of the pencils too, Gary! While I've been lucky enough to have you as my inker in the past, it'll be even better owning an all-new comic-book fully drawn by your talented self.
Best wishes,
Chris

lenbot said...

The silence is deafening... blog sir, blog!

Looking forward to Hi-Ex?

Gary Erskine said...

Thanks for the reminder, lenbot.

I have been very busy on Dan Dare and other projects since last August and lost a lot of free time to keep blog uptodate. Hope the recent posts help?

Toy Manuafcturer said...

Hi Garry. I have finally finished the DAn Dare prototype since meeting you in Singapore. For the first ever viewing of my prototype Dan Dare 12 ich Action Figure please visit www.daydaytrading.com
Happy New Year