Above: The cover of Blastosaurus Vol. 1, by Darick Robertson.
Its been a long time coming, but the first collection of the new, fully-coloured Blastosaurus series is here!
Richard Fairgray's dino-detective with a big gun has come along was since its rushed debut in 2008. While a former US film producer promised to make him and the property a star, Fairgray went about producing two years worth of comics material, proving he had the dedication to make the comic book a cult favourite without any 'Hollywood help' (that company has since collapsed).
Above: A page from Chapter Four of Blastosaurus by Richard Fairgray and Terry Jones. Copyright Richard Fairgray 2012.
Since 2011, Fairgray has been publishing the series online at Blastosuarus.com in a re-mastered version as he had originally conceived it. Co-written with his former English teacher, Terry Jones, it now also features striking colouring by Tara Black. The first collection will be available in a limited edition Hardcover, exclusive to Gordon Harris Art Supplies stores for only $29.99, and a regular paperback available from all good booksellers.
This Wednesday there will be a Blastosaurus book launch and discussion on creating comics, taking place at Gordon Harris Art Supplies Albany. Located at: 3b Northridge Plaza, Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, Auckland.
The talk will kick-off at 5.30pm, followed by a book signing, general mingling. For more information, you can find a link to the Facebook event page HERE.