I’ve never forgotten that ex-soldier telling me why he signed up. It’s why I’m so passionate about anti-war stories like Charley’s War & Ragtime Soldier.
Download your FREE copy of Great War Dundee comic, containing Pat Mills’ Ragtime Soldier, with art by Gary Welsh and Phillip Vaughan!
Edited transcript of a talk I gave at Dundee V&A to introduce the comic GREAT WAR DUNDEE. The central question to RAGTIME SOLDIER is WHY? It’s a question rarely asked in war comics, films or books.
SCOT FREE: A GUIDE TO THE STORY OF RAGTIME SOLDIER
Here’s JAMES NEWELL’s excellent SLAYER PAGE. I’m really knocked out by his art and hope you are, too! So we now have our SIX SPACE WARP ARTISTS, which means SPACE WARP PHASE ONE IS COMPLETE!
Introducing Bruno Stahl, new artist on Jurassic Man – check out his concept art! Set in 1979 Liverpool, dinosaurs have invaded our world through a time portal…
GREAT WAR DUNDEE – THE WAR IN COMICS AND POPULAR CULTURE
Friday 20th September 2019 sees the launch of a comic telling the story of the immense impact the Great War and its aftermath had on Dundee.
CHANGE OF ARTIST ON JURASSIC MAN
Simon decided, with great regret, that time was really against him on the story and therefore he could not continue drawing Jurassic Man. I’ll be announcing the new artist shortly.
Special thanks to comic artist Dave Broughton who drew this picture of me looking surprisingly youthful. And with an old-school typewriter to match!
Ragtime Soldier follows the tradition of my anti-war saga Charley’s War. It focuses on the Battle of Loos, where Scottish losses were heavy. And Dundee’s in particular.
Given that I’ve just written a new Great War story (Ragtime Soldier, in collaboration with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and University of Dundee), I think it’s time I revisited the public lecture I gave at the University of Liverpool in 2014 on how Charley’s War was a challenge to the revisionist spin we have been experiencing in the years leading up to, and during, the centenary of the Great War.
Check out Ian Ashcroft’s art for Hellbreaker, including a blinding title page! Plus: a showcase for other great art that didn’t make the cut for Space Warp.