Two gentlemen making quite a name for themselves on the U.K. small-press and indie-comics scene are Warwick Johnson Cadwell and Robert Ball. The latter’s self-published Winter’s Knight: Day One was one of my favorite comics of last year, a beautiful, lyrical piece that was equal parts Geoffrey Chaucer, John Boorman and Mike Mignola; and 2013 looks like being the year of WJC, as he works on Alan Martin’s Solid State Tank Girl, alongside the possibility of both his long-awaited Hutch Parsons and Gungle books finally appearing at Blank Slate.
The two creators are frequently to be found in each other’s company at the U.K.’s comic shows, and this friendship has resulted in Dangeritis. This is a comic, rather than a shared medical condition. In Robert’s own words:
“Dangeritis is a new collaborative comic hatched by WJC and myself whilst sharing convention tables. Derek Danger has been described in various quarters as a super spy, a one man doomsday machine and that weird guy who hangs around outside Greggs. Expect adventure, explosions, scuba diving ninjas and anything else we can cram in.”
They’ve even developed a new merged personality for the collaboration, a la Brangelina: Cadballs. Sounds delicious. I’m expecting great things.