Meet artists Jock and Dom Reardon Saturday 13 December 2014 from 3:00-5:00 PM at Gnash Comics, hear them talk about their work from 3:30pm, followed by a Q&A session. There will also be an exhibition of their original comic art!
Mark your calendars, comic collectors and art aficionados; two of the most celebrated British illustrators in the business will be making a personal appearance at GNASH Comics and Graphic Novels on Saturday December 13th.
Dom Reardon is a household name for British industry devotees thanks to a lengthy and renowned run with 2000AD, the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. Few things inspire more fear than the rule of Tharg, but Reardon has been responsible for countless sleepless nights for comic book consumers; in addition to a number of renowned Terror Tales, Reardon pencilled and inked the spine-chilling Caballistics, Inc. for over half a decade. Most recently Reardon has worked alongside fellow Brit Rob Williams in The Ten-Seconders and The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael, in addition to providing illustrations for the feature-length graphic adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s Raven’s Gate.
Jock, meanwhile, has worked within the mythical metropolises of Mega City One, Gotham and Hollywood since making his breakthrough at the turn of the millennium. In addition to eminent work on classic 2000 AD strips, Jock’s distinctive drawings have graced countless covers and interiors for industry titans DC, Vertigo and Marvel – Hellblazer, The Losers, Batman, Swamp Thing, Wolverine and Daredevil are just a handful of the marquee characters pencilled by the illustrious illustrator. Currently scaring up a storm alongside celebrated Bat-scribe Scott Snyder with the spellbinding Wytches for Image Comics, an audience with Jock is not to be missed.
In addition to hosting an open Q&A for the fortunate attendees of the appearance alongside Reardon, Jock will also be signing copies of Dredd: The Illustrated Script and Visuals. A gorgeous tome that peeks behind the scenes of 2012’s fantastic cinematic chronicle of everyone’s favourite funnybook fascist, for which the Scottish sketcher provided the concept art, the book also provides a unique comic strip adaptation of Alex Garland’s screenplay.
9A West Street, TQ13 7DT Ashburton, Devon UK
Celebrating the recent release of the graphic novel adaptation of ‘Evil Star’ – the second volume of best-selling author Anthony Horowitz OBE‘s ‘The Power of Five’ series of books, Gnash will be hosting a signing and Q&A session with Evil Star‘s artist Lee O’Connor, and Dom Reardon, artist on the previous graphic novel in the series, ‘Raven’s Gate’.
The Power of Five is a series for teens and young adults (readers of 10+ years, it says here) set in the modern day, five teenagers called ‘The Gatekeepers’ who’re scattered across the globe must meet and combine the strange talents they’ve been born with to defeat the Old Ones – sinister forces who plot mankind’s destruction – and the twisted people who serve them!
The first volume – ‘Raven’s Gate’, drawn by Dom and Lee – introduces 14 year old Matt, who is fostered out to a small village in Yorkshire where everything isn’t quite what it seems. At all. In the second volume – ‘Evil Star‘, drawn by Lee – the Old Ones’ attention is focused on something in the Nazca Desert in Peru… And Matt and the second gatekeeper must stop the king of the Old Ones being released!
Lee and Dom will be signing copies of the book, drawing sketches and answering your questions at Gnash Comics between 4 – 6pm on Saturday the 8th of February.
9A West Street, Ashburton
Devon, TQ13 7DT