"pat mills is a punk...
“… he has always written outrageously
violent, scabrously satirical and often hilariously funny attacks
on authority and the establishment”
Pat Mills is known as The Godfather of British comics. His most famous creations are probably Charley’s War and 2000AD, featuring Judge Dredd. Loved for his fast-paced action, compelling villains and flawed heroes, Pat always delivers a subversive punch and thought-provoking ideas in his comics, novels and
What is the dark secret of Mafeking and Jones? What is waiting for Dave Maudling in the basement of the famous caning emporium? And what does Mr Jones really mean when he tells Dave that Mr Mafeking is ‘no longer with us’?
Of all the forms of writing and editing, comics are often the toughest. At first glance, this sounds most unlikely, given their downmarket origins and their often low standard, but it’s absolutely true. The reason is twofold. Firstly, there are considerable restrictions of space. In British comics particularly, weekly episodes often featured over two, three or six pages. Six-page, self-contained stories are still commonplace. For a story to make sense, to be paced correctly, and to appeal to the reader sufficiently for him or her to buy the next episode means it must have an excellent and tight structure.read more
READ EM AND WEEP Series: book 2
The 1970s – a dangerous time for kids. An even more dangerous time for adults.
Battle. Action. 2000AD. Misty. The British Comics Revolution! Set in the strange world of British comics, Dave is a snarky comics writer scarred by his mother’s disappearance when he was a boy. Now he’s hunting her murderer.
BE PURE! BE VIGILANT! BEHAVE!
Pat at last writes the definitive history of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, and the turbulent, extraordinary and exciting events that shaped it. Funny, sad, angry, defiant, and outrageous: it’s the Comic Book memoir you’ve been waiting for.