Friday, 27 February 2009
Brendan: The ELECTRICK HOAX was my first solo strip after Sometime Stories, when I was starting out as a comic book artist. Although it's pretty embarrassing looking back at all my dodgy artwork from 1978...

It featured Johnny Rotten as an Irish punk, a Patrick McGoohan robot, The Subliminal Kid, Moby Train and Human Ken. The last enigmatic words of the Hoax strip were, "It's beyond me". It was also where me and Peter Milligan first started working together.

The first image shows the first episode and the last two pages are the final two episodes. Another shows me and Pete appearing in an episode commenting on the story's progress, in true post-modern art-student style.

It's a historical UK comic curio, very much of its time, with the collaged cut-up lettering and punk-rock designed characters.

You can read more about The Electrick Hoax here


Anonymous said...

I have only one thing to say: Genius!

Ps. Best post of the year.

Mark said...

F*cking groovy.

Azraelito said...

Incredible, this is the kind of things that blows my mind!!

I hope someday we can see a one shot of this reprinting old stuff...

have a good weekend!!

as always saludos from argentina

Richard said...

Hi Brendan: please see if any publisher will reprint the whole of Electrick Hoax. I would happily buy it if they did.

I gave you a shout out on my new watchmenzero community. Hope you don't mind.


eddvard said...

Awesome, please, post the rest ...

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