Thursday, 30 October 2008

"Thine is the Task of Blood..."

Following the signing of the contracts at the MCM Expo last weekend, I'm finally able to announce my first creator-owned Markosia title. Slaughterman's Creed is a five-issue series, featuring art from my Cancertown co-conspirator, Stephen Downey and letters by Nic Wilkinson.

The book tells the story of Sidney, a barely socialised young man in the employ of human trafficker, Big Lenny Addison. Sidney is a highly specialised killer, trained all his life in the craft of the traditional British slaughterman. With no other skills, education or interests, he lives faithfully by the code his father taught him:

Thine is the task of blood.
Discharge thy task with mercy.
Let thy victim feel no pain.
Let sudden blow bring death,
Such death as thou thyself would ask for.”

When called upon to breach his code and bring a pregnant woman to slaughter, Sidney's life is changed forever. Betrayed by those he has served his whole life, the Slaughterman embarks on a bloody vendetta - determined to bring Addison's entire monstrous empire to the blade.

We're looking at a 2009 release on this one, and there's a page up on my website with some more details and concept sketches. Feel free to take a look.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good story. I look forward to reading it :D


    Before everyone else lol.

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  2. Not before me though :)

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