Monday, December 10, 2007

Stickleback: England's Glory In 2000AD

Jiang Shi or Chinese Hopping Vampires from the first episode of Stickleback: England's Glory
Stickleback © 2007 Rebellion/2000AD
Stickleback created by Ian Edginton & Me.

2000AD Prog 2008 arrived through the letterbox this morning, bringing with it part one of the new series of Stickleback. England's Glory will be a bit more of an adventure romp than the first series, Mother London; this time we follow events from the gang's point of view, and get to see a little more of what they can do.
I'll be posting references for part one soon: meantime, here are some concept and character sketches:

Jiang Shi or Chinese Hopping Vampires, following the pattern set by the classic Hong-Kong martial arts horror film Mister Vampire
Stickleback © 2007 Rebellion/2000AD
Stickleback created by Ian Edginton & Me.

Victorian England's answer to Mecha: the Traction Men
Stickleback © 2007 Rebellion/2000AD
Stickleback created by Ian Edginton & Me.


A new character joins the gang; Gay John, master swordsman and confirmed batchelor
Stickleback © 2007 Rebellion/2000AD
Stickleback created by Ian Edginton & Me.

3 comments:

PJ Holden said...

Bah! I have, for neigh on 7 years, been trying, in some way to include chinese hopping vampires in a 2000AD strip. Damn you D'Israeli! damn you all to hell!

(Yours are infinitely cooler than I probably would've drawn them though, so that's some minor consolation to me...)

Graeme Neil Reid said...

Lovely, a visual treat as always.

D'Israeli said...

PJ - well, now you know how I felt when Steve Yeowell got to draw giant robots versus monsters :-)
(And, I'm sure your Chinese hopping vamipires would stand up with the best of 'em).

Graeme - cheers, mate! Hope to make it back up to Scotland soon...