Saturday, 26 September 2009

"Life moves pretty fast..."

Heres a little El Indio preview of AccentUKs latest Whatever happened to the worlds fastest man.

Its Written by the multi talented man that is Dave West and illustrated by the sublime skills of Marleen Lowe, who Im more than a little excited to say provides the origin story in the first issue of Stephensons robot.

This book is the Future shock as high art and a Superhero concept that actually rings true.

It has moments of genuine pathos in it something that only a select few writers and artists can pull off and a rare quality in comic books full stop, this book is so rooted in reality that you forget your seeing a tachyon warping act of heroism taking place and end up pulled into an affecting treatise on the nature of what it is to be human, a real testament to breadth of Daves burgeoning talent as a writer .

And all the while your rooting for the protagonist to suceed.

The art is beautiful, able to put across the sadness and lighter moments of the heroes predicament whilst at the same time being fresh, relevant, technically superb and I think at least the equal of D.Cs Neil Googe, which may bode very well for Marleens future in comics.
Buy it I guarantee you will read it in one sitting, you will never forget it and wont set eyes on anything else like it ever again.


Dave West said...

Thanks for the comments INDIO ... I'm finding myself in a position that I wouldn't have imagined 5 years ago ... I've got a number of really gifted artists working on words what I wrote :o) I'm enjoying every minute of it ... hey ... I'm even learning how to colour :o) All great stuff. Cheers again. Dave W

Andy Bloor said...

Well deserved too - it's a great book!!