Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Insomnia Goings On

As always, Insomnia is chalk full with projects on their plate. I have my suspicions that Nic Wilkinson, Insomnia's Creative Director, actually has a small army of oopma loompas at her disposal, though can't back that up with any facts.

Anyway, Burke and Hare (preview page above), the first book on Virgil, Insomnia's bio graphic novel imprint, is set to be released in October. As a special treat, Insomnia is previewing the first chapter as an eBook. I was hooked in these few pages. Check it out for yourself here. What's also exciting about this book--besides it's obvious quality--is the artists who have contributed work for the gallery. Here's the star-studded lineup:

* Frank Quitely (All Star Superman, We3, The Authority)
* Gary Erksine (Dan Dare, Jack Cross, JSA Strange Adventures)
* Colin MacNeil (Dredd)
* Stephen Daly (Ballykissangle storyboards)
* Dave Hill (Gabriel)
* David Alexander (The McBams)
* Alex Ronald (Dredd, Lobo)
* Stuart Beel (computer games)
* Lynsey Hutchinson (Skeptic)

Yeah, all of them.

Additionally, prior to the release of Burke and Hare, Insomnia is publishing MILK, an art portfolio by Stref. Alan Grant, commenting on MILK, said that, "Coming from a virtually unknown artist, MILK contains some of the most beautiful, expressive art that I've seen in a long time. It deserves to be a huge commercial success." There's an eBook preview for this title as well.

Meanwhile, in my own small corner of the Insomnia universe, Monty continues to churn out stellar art work for Quarantine. His attention to detail and character nuance has been especially impressive. I'll be posting his sketch of Leontes at the end of the week.

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