Saturday, October 08, 2005

The Trigan Empire


Found this yesterday in a Clapham charity shop for £3.00 (Age Concern -often a bit pricey, but always worth a look).
The great Don Lawrence did the art - when he wasn't drawing soft porn. Fucking Ace.

9 comments:

kek-w said...

Don Lawrence - the master!

He was Chris Weston's mentor. Chris started out as his studio assistant. Says Don taught him everything he knew. I think he died quite recently; about 2 years ago, or so....

Abrasivist said...

...can never trust a Trigan.

Psychbloke said...

I had that book - god knows where it went...I think I can remember every frame....

johneffay said...

I had it as well; wish I still did.

Look and Learn was crap though wasn't it. I used to just read the Trigan Empire and skip all the educational stuff. Apparently Moorcock used to write stuff for them though so I wished I'd paid more attention. Still, I doubt there were too many clues to the nature of the Multiverse sneaked into his articles on great cathedrals or whatever.

Dominic Zero said...

Look & Learn was crap - I only read Trigan too. I certainly didn't know Moorcock was in there. The saddest thing is I'm probably going to sell it on Ebay.

kek-w said...

Moorcock and Don lawrence collaborated on a "Karl the Viking" story for the Lion 1965 Annual. They also co-created "Mari the Mighty".

And did you know that Moorcock also ghost-wrote a handful of episodes of "Zip Nolan: Highway Patrolman"?

kek-w said...

Moorcock and Don lawrence collaborated on a "Karl the Viking" story for the (UK comic) Lion 1965 Annual: "Ghost of the Tideless Sea" (great title!) They also co-created "Maroc the Mighty" for Lion.

And did you know that Moorcock also ghost-wrote a handful of episodes of "Zip Nolan: Highway Patrolman"?

kek-w said...

Sorry for dup. posting - accidentally hit the 'post' button, not 'preview'... typos in the first one....feel free to delete it...

Dominic Zero said...

Zip Nolan was my fucking God.