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100 Months : A Graphic Novel

Hicklenton, Johnny; Pat Mills
ISBN: 9780956544520Categories: ,

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The final work of a comics visionary, this intense, hallucinatory story with artwork of breathtaking intensity is a true graphic novel, engaging ultimate themes of life, death, and salvation The late John Hicklenton was one of Britain’s leading comic book artists, famous for the brutal, visceral draughtsmanship he brought to the “2000AD/Judge Dredd” titles and “Nemesis the Warlock.” His final graphic novel is a parable of environmental devastation, depicting the quest of Mara, Warrior and Earth Goddess, as she seeks revenge against the Longpig: a Satanic personification of capitalism, red in tooth and claw, whose followers, a legion of the damned, look quite a lot like us. The world of the Longpig is rich in killing fields and scenes of mass crucifixion that recall Goya, Blake, and Bacon, and represents a true crossover of the graphic novel form with fine art. John took his own life with the help of an assisted dying group, following a heroic struggle with multiple sclerosis. This book was drawn and written in foreknowledge of his imminent death, and its insight into universal themes of life, death, salvation, and damnation seems to come from a place between worlds. Its words those of a prophet, its artwork transcending the comic book form, “100 Months” will redefine the adult graphic novel.

“Beautiful and powerful.” – Neil Gaiman

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The final work of a comics visionary, this intense, hallucinatory story with artwork of breathtaking intensity is a true graphic novel, engaging ultimate themes of life, death, and salvation The late John Hicklenton was one of Britain’s leading comic book artists, famous for the brutal, visceral draughtsmanship he brought to the “2000AD/Judge Dredd” titles and “Nemesis the Warlock.” His final graphic novel is a parable of environmental devastation, depicting the quest of Mara, Warrior and Earth Goddess, as she seeks revenge against the Longpig: a Satanic personification of capitalism, red in tooth and claw, whose followers, a legion of the damned, look quite a lot like us. The world of the Longpig is rich in killing fields and scenes of mass crucifixion that recall Goya, Blake, and Bacon, and represents a true crossover of the graphic novel form with fine art. John took his own life with the help of an assisted dying group, following a heroic struggle with multiple sclerosis. This book was drawn and written in foreknowledge of his imminent death, and its insight into universal themes of life, death, salvation, and damnation seems to come from a place between worlds. Its words those of a prophet, its artwork transcending the comic book form, “100 Months” will redefine the adult graphic novel.

John Hicklenton was one of Britain’s leading comic book artists, who took his own life in March 2010 with the assistance of Dignitas in Zurich. 100 Months is an apocalyptic parable of environmental devastation written and drawn in fore knowledge of his own impending death. An intense, hallucinatory story with overtones of Dostoevsky’s ‘Legend of the Grand Inquisitor’ and artwork of breathtaking intensity, it is the crowning achievement of a brilliant career, a true graphic novel that engages ultimate themes of life, death and salvation. Controversial, haunting and tortured in all senses, it will inevitably fuel debate around the issues of taking one’s own life. Includes a foreword by Pat Mills.

(Very light top edge jacket crease, otherwise pristine.) #050422

Comic work includes:

  • Tharg’s Future Shocks (collected in The Best of Tharg’s Future ShocksRebellion Developments, November 2008, ISBN 1-905437-81-1):
    • “You’re Never Alone With a Phone” (with Neil Gaiman, in 2000 AD No. 488, 1986)
    • “The Invisible Etchings of S Dali” (with Grant Morrison, in 2000 AD No. 515, 1987)
  • Nemesis the Warlock (with Pat Mills):
    • “The Two Torquemadas (Book VII)” (in 2000 AD #546–557, 1987–1988, collected in The Complete Nemesis the Warlock Volume 2, Rebellion, August 2007, ISBN 1-905437-36-6)
    • “Deathbringer (Book IX)” (in 2000 AD #586–593 and #605–608, 1988–1989, collected in The Complete Nemesis the Warlock Volume 3, Rebellion, December 2007, ISBN 1-905437-48-X)
  • Third World War (with Pat Mills):
    • “Here be dragons” (in Crisis No. 16, 1989)
    • “The word according to Ryan” (with co-authors Pat Mills/Alan Mitchell, in Crisis No. 25, 1989)
    • “The Dark other” (in Crisis No. 29, 1989)
    • “The rhythm of resistance” (in Crisis No. 30, 1989)
    • “Black man’s burden” (in Crisis No. 35, 1990)
  • “Ryan of the Yardies” (script and art, in Crisis No. 30, 1989)
  • Rogue Trooper (Friday): “Circus Daze” (with Michael Fleisher, in Rogue Trooper Annual 1991, 1990)
  • Judge Dredd:
    • “Black Widow” (with John Wagner, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 1) #7–9, April–June 1991)
    • “Resyk Man” (with Alan Grant, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) No. 20, January 1993)
    • “Fat Bottom Boys” (with Robbie Morrison, in Judge Dredd Mega Special 1995, July 1995)
    • Blood of Satanus III: The Tenth Circle” (with Pat Mills, in Judge Dredd Megazine #257–265, May–December 2007)
  • The Fear Teachers (with Pat Mills/Tony Skinner, in Toxic! #28–31, October 1991)
  • Strange Cases: “Skin Games” (with John Smith, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 1) No. 17, February 1992)
  • Heavy Metal Dredd:
    • “The Fan” (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) No. 19, January 1993)
    • “Too Much Monkey Business” (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) No. 21, February 1993)
    • “The Most Dangerous Guitar in the World” (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) No. 22, February 1993)
    • “Mort Rifkind Rises Again” (with John Smith, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) No. 23, March 1993)
    • “The Big Hit” (with John Smith, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) No. 24, March 1993)
    • “Graceland” (with David Bishop, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) No. 25, April 1993)
    • “Monkey Beat” (with John Smith, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) #34–35, August 1993)
    • “Kiss of Death” (with Jim Alexander, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) No. 36, September 1993)
  • Pandora (with Jim Alexander):
    • “Pandora” (in Judge Dredd Mega Special 1994, June 1994)
    • “Mural Scream” (in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) #77–81, April–June 1995)
  • Mean Machine: “Visiting Time” (with John Wagner, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) No. 82, 1995)
  • “Trespass” (with Gordon Rennie, in Inferno! No. 8, 1998)
  • “Cycles of Chaos” (with Andy Jones, in Warhammer Monthly No. 9, November 1998)
  • ZombieWorld: “Tree of Death” (with Pat Mills, Dark Horse, 4-issue mini-series, 1999, collected in ZombieWorld: Winter’s Dregs, 2005, ISBN 1-59307-384-4)
  • 100 Months (script and art, October 2010, ISBN 0-9565445-2-5)

Additional Information

AuthorHicklenton, Johnny; Pat Mills
Number of pages200
PublisherCutting Edge Press, London
Year Published2012
Binding Type

Hardcover in Dustjacket

Book Condition

Fine

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