Personal blog - and temporary home page until new website is finished - of writer, editor and graphic artist Christopher Mills

Monday, January 14, 2008

Meet John Law!

My good pal Gary Chaloner is an extraordinarily talented cartoonist. But don't take my word for it – the late, great Will Eisner was so taken with Gaz's talents, that he entrusted him with several of his classic characters, including old Spirit back-up stars Lady Luck and Mr. Mystic, as well as the one-eyed Crossroads City cop, John Law.

A few years back, IDW published a nice John Law collection, featuring both the handful of original Eisner stories from the late Forties, along with some newly-created adventures, brilliantly written and drawn by Gaz.

Now Gaz has set up a new website to archive all of the existing Law stories, and plans on continuing the series with a bunch of new adventures in the weeks and months to come. If you dig The Spirit, or crime comics in general, you should check it out.

(And, as you can see above, Gaz was gracious enough to contribute a pin-up to the forthcoming Femme Noir miniseries – a team-up, of sorts, featuring both the mystery woman of Port Nocturne and Crossroad's Finest!)

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I like this one. Great look of surprise on the fellow's face. Btw, I got my copy of "Sword of the Atom" last night and will let you know what I think.