Blank Slate's Nelson… talking with Messrs Phoenix and Davis

Published On September 24, 2011 | By Joe Gordon | Comics

Blank Slate’s huge (and very, very good – more to come on that soon) single character anthology, Nelson, is due out in November. It gets the official launch at this years Thought Bubble Festival where the book will be joined by many of the artists involved.

In the meantime, we look forward to whatever Blank Slate have in mind for promotion. Last week it was mini interviews with project developers / artist wranglers Woodrow Phoenix and Rob Davis:

Rob Davis first with an excerpt from his chapter; 1968, and the birth of the central charactet Nel Baker

The idea came from wanting to do something that reflected the variety and talent in UK comics and also do something unique with the anthology format that created a genuine cover-to-cover read. I was inspired by debates on Twitter and attending Thought Bubble festival 2010.”

And the mini interview with Woodrow Phoenix takes us one year later in 1969;

“I knew if I could take Rob’s opening and build on it to flesh out Jim and Rita’s family, add a few surprises, we’d have a texturally rich chapter filled with enough incident and subplot material to give those who came later a lot of potential story points and themes to expand on.”

Nelson will be available in a softcover everywhere good comics are sold, and a limited edition hardcover from Blank Slate themselves.

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