DICK TURPIN, THE LEGENDARY LAWBREAKER, COMES TO COMICS!
Publisher Mohawk Media has today announced the release of a preview issue of its upcoming project, starring historyâ€™s most notorious masked highwayman, Dick Turpin.
This issue is available exclusively via the publisherâ€™s groundbreaking line of paperless Eco Comics.
Writer Chris Bunting says: â€œItâ€™s every writerâ€™s dream to write such a famous, or should I say, infamous character as Dick Turpin. His multi-layered, unpredictable nature makes for great drama. Expect some startling revelations about the life of this legendary lawbreaker.
â€œTurpin lived at a time when England was more like the Wild West, and criminals faced the death penalty at the gallows. Highwaymen led a very exciting life but often a very short one.
â€œThis 18th Century swashbuckling firebrand was born to be a 21st Century complex comic book character. Dick Turpinâ€™s return is a case of perfect timing.â€
The digital and paperless Dick Turpin: Pencil-Only Preview features pencil-art from the first instalment of the upcoming title.
Editor Stuart Buckley explains: â€œThis format allows the reader the opportunity to see Dick Turpin ride again in the untouched, gorgeous art of Salvador VelÃ¡zquez.
â€œThe creative team gives us a taste of what is to come: forget stuffy historical fiction, this is a comic book cocktail of action-adventure and mystery-thriller featuring one of Britainâ€™s, if not the worldâ€™s, most recognisable rogues.
â€œWith his mask and famous steed, Turpin has been the archetype for many highwaymen and outlaws: even the Lone Ranger bears remarkable parallels.â€
Dick Turpin: Pencil-Only Preview is a 16-page issue featuring lettered pencil art only, and is available now in various digital formats via the Eco Comics store:Â www.mohawkmedia.co.uk/
Further details on the Dick Turpin project are due to be announced.
- About Dick Turpin:
Born in England in 1706, Dick Turpin became one of historyâ€™s most notorious highwaymen. Reports of the day ranged from branding him a ruthless thief to a charming and gallant highwayman. He remains one of the UKâ€™s major cultural icons. For more information:Â www.facebook.com/official.
- About Mohawk Media:
Mohawk Media launched in 2008 with the top-selling graphic novel adventures of one of Hollywoodâ€™s most instantly recognisable superstars, Mr. T. The publisher followed up with a range of new titles, including Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll & Hyde. Further information:Â www.mohawkmedia.co.ukÂ &Â www.facebook.com/MohawkMedia
- About Eco Comics:
A new range of paperless comic books designed with the specific purpose of having a minimal carbon footprint, making Mohawk Media probably the first publisher to take such a groundbreaking, affirmative approach. Eco Comics titles are also available via digital platforms Graphicly and MyDigitalComics. Further information:Â www.facebook.com/ecocomics
- About the writer & artist:
British writer Chris Bunting is becoming recognised for making literary and cultural giants accessible to a new generation, while simultaneously pleasing established fans. Such legendary names on his rÃ©sumÃ© include Mr. T, Action Man, Dracula, Robin Hood and Jekyll & Hyde, and now of course, Dick Turpin.
Fine Arts Bachelor Graduate, Salvador VelÃ¡zquez, has worked under a pseudonym as a gallery artist, advertisement illustrator, and graphic designer. His comic books include Swords of Suburbia, while Dick Turpin is his first international project.