Official Press Release
What happens when you assemble over 30 different comic creators and give them creative freedom to present The Tick the way they see him!? You get The Tick’s 20th Anniversary Special Edition #1!
To make The Tick’s 20th Anniversary Special Edition #1 truly special New England Comics Press has gathered over two dozen of the finest comic writers and artists of today to help honor The Tick on his 20th birthday! Simon Bisley and Arthur Suydam share the cover duties with their stunning individual cover renditions of The Tick. The print run will be split equally between the “Bisley Edition” and the “Suydam Edition” and a separately released third limited variant cover will be graced with a Bisley “sketch version”! As the “piece de resistance”, and for the first time in many years, Ben Edlund has contributed an original page featuring his famous creation!
As for the stories, the creators were each asked to to write and draw a one page (in some special cases, 2 pages) Tick short tale as if they had total control over the character… and yes indeed they do! The styles of these varied and talented artists range from the super-heroic all the way through the “alternative” world of comics. In addition to these stories we’ve included many Tick-related articles such as”Arachnida by Ben Edlund”, “The History of the Tick as I Know It”, “The High Cog Speaks” and the “2006 San Diego Comic-Con Report”. If all that isn’t enough, we’ve added the complete creator index/bio pages that includes photos (or illustrations) of each of the contributors in this issue!
Contributors to The Tick 20th Anniversary Special Edition include: Erik Valdez y Alanis, Kevin Atkinson, Bryan Baugh, Simon Bisley (cover), Jason Burns, Zander Cannon, Jerry Carr, Benito Cereno, Gabe Crate, Jef Czekaj, Ben Edlund, Richard Edlund (Ben’s Dad!), Dave Garcia, Fred Hembeck, David Hopkins, Paul Hornschemier, Josh Howard, Jason Jensen, Matt Kindt, Terry Moore, Chris Reilly, Brock Rizy, Trina Robbins, Scott Shaw!, Arthur Suydam (cover AND an interior page!), Anne Timmons, Robert Tinnell, Cory Walker, Sean Wang, Mark Wheatley and more to be announced very soon!
The Tick 20th Anniversary Special Edition #1
SHIPPING IN APRIL 2007
In FULL COLOR
2 Covers (Simon Bisley and Arthur Suydam)
1 Variant Sketch Cover (Bisley)