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Rex Royd
By (author): Frankie Boyle By (author): Jim Muir Illustrated by: Mike Dowling Illustrated by: Budi Setiawan
9781785867248 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes Sep 18, 2018
$25.99 CAD
Active 6.69 x 10.14 x 0.3 in 112 pages YES Titan Books Titan Comics
Exciting, experimental and challenging - it’s controversial Scottish stand-up comedian Frankie Boyle’s first comics work. Join the crazy adventures of superscientist CEO Rex Royd!

From an interview with Frankie Boyle: “I wanted to try to do something that came from the heart. The state-of-the-art in comics always seemed a bit linear and it seems so unambitious. I wanted to do different sections from an overall story you didn’t see all of. I just f****** love comics and I’m keen to develop the whole thing in the least comic book way possible! Rex is complex, but you don’t necessarily need to follow everything. I’m not asking the reader to work as much as have an open mind.”

Each Rex Royd chapter takes us further into the vivid imagination of stand-up comedian and writer, Frankie Boyle - backed up by stunning, stylish art by Mike Dowling and Budi Setiawan. The action takes place at RexCorp, a corporation where violence is the day job. RexCorp is headed up by superscientist CEO Rex Royd, indestructible Alan Black, and Eve - yes, that Eve. How will they cope against the incalculable power of the extraterrestrial Proteoman? All this plus memory implants, drug-addicted schizophrenics, sex-travelling aliens, Thunder God suicides - and more.

Story Locale: Earth

Controversial and challenging - Rex Royd is like nothing you’ve read before.

Frankie Boyle’s first comic work is not to be missed!

Contains some of Vertigo artist Mike Dowling’s first comics work.

Francis Martin Patrick “Frankie” Boyle (born 16 August 1972) is a Scottish comedian and writer, well known for his pessimistic and often controversial sense of humour.
He was a permanent panellist on the comedy panel show Mock the Week from its beginning in June 2005 until his departure in September 2009 and made guest appearances on several other panel shows, as well as writing for Jimmy Carr’s Distraction and Sean Lock’s TV Heaven, Telly Hell.

Mike Dowling is a rising star artist whose other works include Vertigo’s Unfollow, written by Rob Williams, and also Death Sentence, plus work for 2000AD.

Author Residence: Scotland

Mike Dowling is a rising star artist whose other works include Vertigo's Unfollow, written by Rob Williams, and also Death Sentence, plus work for 2000AD.

Publicity: Weekly/monthly genre/cult magazine interviews, features and reviews

Major comic/pop culture website interviews, features and reviews

Key genre/cult website and blog interviews, features and reviews

Competitions and giveaways across entertainment/Sci-fi/genre/cult websites and blogs promotional features and e-zine mailing to 150K database.

“Boyle has created a character that will appeal to fans of the disconnected and dispassionate Dr. Manhattan and the idiosyncratic and self-absorbed Ozymandias in Moore’s acclaimed Watchmen series” -

“Sometimes, in popular art, something occurs that is so mind bending and so dense that every morsel feels like a banquet. Not for the faint-hearted but wholly recommended… An absolute mind-melter” - Rufus Hound

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