Beloved children's comics creator John Stokes will be here in conversation with Broken Frontier’s Editor in Chief Andy Oliver on Friday 6th October, 7.30-9pm. We will be celebrating the release of Marney the Fox from 2000 AD publisher Rebellion’s Treasury of British Comics line.
Marney the Fox is a Lassie style tale of a lone fox up against wicked humans. Equal parts Watership Down and Fantastic Mr Fox, Marney The Fox was written by the late M. Scott Goodall and beautifully illustrated by John Stokes. Marney is a young fox trying to survive against the odds, from dodging blood thirsty humans to encountering other wild animals. This is a beautifully illustrated story capturing the British countryside and wildlife in astonishing detail and is a real showcase of Stokes' magnificent work. A masterpiece that has lain out of print for decades.
John is maybe best known for Fishboy or for his years of work for IPC and Marvel UK. However it’s still the wonderful adventure strip Marney from Buster where Stokes work truly shines.
"John Stokes art on Marney the Fox is a magnificent achievement. Peerless pen work and a palpable sense of place... and season. An atypical strip for the Fun and Adventure themed BUSTER John Stokes' work conveys a love of nature and the countryside almost unique in comics. Neglected for too long, Marney the Fox is part of British Comics' treasure trove of uncollected wonders!" - Kevin O'Neill ( former BUSTER office boy)
John will be here on Friday 6th October between 7.30 and 9pm. If you can't make it but would like a signed book, then drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a mail order or a reservation.
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