Amazingly I have finished the TRIPWIRE Annual and the pages go to Andy Grossberg for subbing over the weekend. I’m really chuffed with the way they look and so I thought I’d give everyone a sneek peek. I’ll put up another post with some designs in the next couple of days…
I also wanted to say that I’ve been thinking a lot about Andy Grossberg because he lost his dad this week.

I haven’t posted anything from the Annual in a while so I thought I’d rectify that. It goes to the printers in about three weeks but you’re still able to put your orders in in Previews Vol. XVIII, #5, on page 397 , item number MAY08 4264. It’s such a fantastic lineup this time around:

•With the British sci-fi renaissance in full swing on TV, we look at the history of Doctor Who, providing an invaluable primer for those viewers who have come in late, and cover his history in comics as well as examining series like Life on Mars and Primeval. The Annual will have a brand new painted Tommy Lee Edwards Doctor Who image;
•Michael Moorcock talks about Elric, with a film in the imminent future, and Walt Simonson, Michael Whelan and P. Craig Russell discuss translating Moorcock’s vision to the comics page;
•Matt Groening, David Cohen and Bill Morrison discuss the return of the fan favourite animated series Futurama;
•A look at Pinewood Studios’ new plans, ILM’s company structure and a feature about the career of James Bond storyboard artist Martin Asbury;
•Bryan Fuller spills the beans on Emmy award-nominated hit TV show Pushing Daisies;
•Tim Kring and Jeph Loeb reveals the future of Heroes after the conclusion of the writer’s strike;
•Graphic novelist Posy Simmonds, a regular fixture in The Guardian and always on the bestseller list thanks to books like Tamara Drewe and Gemma Bovary, talks about illustration and her career;
•Marjane Satrapi discusses translating Persepolis from graphic novel to animated film;
•We celebrate two significant anniversaries for 2008: the 70th birthday of the comic industry’s most famous superhero Superman and it’s been 40 years since Marvel’s 1968 revolution;
•A look at Manga Entertainment’s successful UK division

Here are a few pages of design, including the cover again, the first two spreads of the Futurama feature, which is brilliant because Groening and Cohen have fantastic chemistry, the first two pages of our Superman feature and Jeff Carlisle’s pencils for his Doctor Who illo, which also looks amazing. It’s going to top last year’s edition, no question…