Publication Date: February 2011
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An eclectic and stylish collection of comics from Rian Hughes, renowned illustrator and graphic designer, Yesterday's Tomorrows features infamous and hard-to-find collaborations with Eisner Award winner Grant Morrison - Dan Dare, a post-modern classic that sets the aging and retired iconic British character Dare against a modern British landscape he no longer understands, and Really and Truly, a high-octane psychedelic road-trip torn from the pages of cult comic 2000AD. Hughes' clean graphic style comes to the fore in duotone for The Science Service, written by John Freeman, while Hughes explores an evocative noir palette replete with dramatic angular lighting for Raymond Chandler's Goldfish, adapted by It's Superman author Tom DeHaven. In addition to sketchbook pages, merchandise, and rare strips - many never seen before or out of print for over a decade - the book features an introduction by comics guru Paul Gravett.
About the AuthorMartin Conaghan's first published writing work appeared in Aceville Publications' ComicWorld in 1992,, in the form of interviews with comic-book writers and artists such as Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell. This was followed by work for 2000AD and then Caliber Comics, where he wrote an issue of the popular Raven Chronicles. During the late 1990s he moved into mainstream journalism, producing a weekly internet column for The Big Issue and has written for every major Scottish newspaper. For the last twelve years, he has worked in sports broadcasting for the BBC. In 2011, he won Best Writer and Best Graphic Novel for Burke & Hare at the Scottish Independent Comic Book Awards. Will Pickering has been drawing comics intermittently since the age of two. His work appeared in various small press titles in the 1990s, including his self-published supervillain series Something Fast. Following stints as a music journalist, youth worker, marketing executive and community activist, he returned to the medium in 2008 with The Spectacular Santa Claus, and began work on Burke & Hare soon after. Subsequent strips have appeared in Wasted, Futurequake and the forthcoming Black Hearted Love, and he is currently developing a graphic novel about the detective Allan Pinkerton from a script by writer Richmond Clements.
Grant Morrison has authored too many bestselling graphic novels to count. Batman: Arkham Asylum, Doom Patrol, Animal Farm, Flex Mentallo and the Invisibles are just a few of the books with which Morrison has established himself as one of the modern masters of the medium.
Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 - March 26, 1959) was an American novelist and screenwriter. Chandler, along with Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain and others, is considered to be one of the founders of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction, and his renowned fictional detective, Philip Marlowe, is considered by many to be the archetype for "private detective." Raymond Chandler's first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939, and his three subsequent novels, Farewell My Lovely (1940), The Little Sister (1949), and The Long Goodbye (1953), are considered to be literary masterpieces.