Thanks to ComicBookResources, we have this interview with Slaine creator Pat Mills which gives us some sneaky details about the upcoming ‘Book of Scars‘; this is the book which will feature the first new Slaine artwork by Bisley in at least a couple of decades. Click Here to read the interview…
Simon Bisley rang me up and suggested the basic idea for his story and we had a lot of fun talking it over.
All the stories were written with the artists in mind. So Mike’s magnum opus on “Slaine” was “Sky Chariots,” so I wrote a classic scene from that saga. Similarly, Glenn’s El Women and Elfric were amazing so they’re back.
From 2000AD / Rebellion :
Marking 30 years of the Celtic barbarian’s adventures, this special anniversary book brings together new stories from creator Pat Mills and the biggest artists to have worked on Sláine over the past three decades, including Simon Bisley, Mick McMahon, and Glenn Fabry!
This hardback volume also includes a gallery of Sláine covers and additional material. A great collector’s item and not to be missed by fans of great storytelling, art and warp spasms everywhere!
It’s due for release in November…
(click the link in the right sidebar to preorder it from amazon.)
Prompted by ComicArtFans featuring the original painting on their facebook page, here’s a retrospective on the iconic cover of Wizard magazine’s issue 77.
Original painted art.
The final cover
Cover minus masthead
Approved design inked
Alternate design pencil rough.
Some of the earliest Bisleys we could find, from around 1990 or a little before. Check out the full gallery at the link below these taster pics…
Thanks to James Newell and Ken Brennan for sourcing these!
With many, many thanks to Ken Brennan, we have these images from what Ken calls a ‘Superman Pachinko game from Japan’. What the hell that is, I have no idea but I do recall Biz mentioning something about it a while back, and it’s always nice to see new stuff.
Ken’s sent me a ton of stuff, so I’ll be posting it in the Brennan Wing of the site in due course. In the meantime, the rest of the Gallery is here.