Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
showmasters

Attending London Comic Mart - MARK FARMER and ALAN DAVIS

Recommended Posts

MARK FARMER

 

Mark Farmer is a British comic book artist. He is best known as an inker, often working with Alan Davis.

 

Farmer got his start in the UK comics industry before becoming part of the British Invasion, the wave of UK creators that were an integral part of the DC Comics "new look" of the 1980s

 

He is primarily known these days as an inker, although he has done some pencilling as well (for instance, collaborating with writer Len Wein on an early 1980s run on Green Lantern). Like nearly all those involved in the British Invasion, Farmer got his start at the British weekly comic 2000 AD, where he pencilled such series as Judge Dredd and Anderson: Psi Division.

 

Farmer usually forms a team with writer/pencil er Alan Davis. The pair, who first teamed on 1987's D.R. and Quinch for 2000 AD, have worked together on such titles as Marvel Comics' Excalibur, Avengers, Fantastic Four and Uncanny X-Men. For DC their work includes Superman and JLA as well as cover work on Green Lantern. He also helped co-write Gen¹³: Bootleg.

 

Farmer has also inked other pencillers, such as Dale Keown and Brandon Peterson.

 

ALAN DAVIS

 

alan_davis_1.jpg

 

Alan Davis is an English writer and artist of comic books, known for his work on titles such as Captain Britain, The Uncanny X-Men, ClanDestine, Excalibur, JLA: The Nail and JLA: Another Nail.

 

Alan Davis was born on 18 June,[1] 1956, and began his career in comics on an English fanzine. His first professional work was a strip called The Crusader in Frantic Magazine for Dez Skinn's revamped Marvel UK line.

 

Davis’s big break was drawing the revamped Captain Britain story in The Mighty World Of Marvel. As Davis never realised artists drew at a larger size than what was published, his art was drawn as the same size as it would be on publication.

 

Afterwards, Alan Moore took over writing duties on Captain Britain. Davis and Moore, as creators, formed a close working partnership, also creating D.R. and Quinch for 2000AD. Later, Davis replaced Garry Leach on Marvelman in Warrior and yet again worked with Moore. He also drew the story, Harry Twenty on the High Rock in 2000AD.

 

Davis later fell out with Moore over creative differences on Marvelman. The two also disagreed over whether their Captain Britain work should be reprinted by Marvel Comics in the United States.

 

He drew 14 issues of the monthly Captain Britain title which was later reprinted in trade paperback.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is a fantastic pair of guests. Seriously, great job.

 

Might see if I can get Mark to ink one of my sketches Alan has done for me in the past.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Paul's father passed away earlier this week so I'm sure he's quite preoccupied.

 

I'm sorry to hear that. My condolences to Paul and his family.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Paul's father passed away earlier this week so I'm sure he's quite preoccupied.

I'm so sorry to hear that, my thoughts are with him and his family.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

our guest for the Comic Mart will be signing from 1 pm autos are free .

 

pencil A4 head shots will be £10 each. No full figures.

 

see you there

 

jason :WAVE:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alan Davis and Mark Farmer? Wow. I wouldn't have been able to go even if I had spotted this earlier, but those were brilliant guests, SM, well done. Hope they got a good turnout.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...