What a pleasure it was to meet Adam and Lisa at Comic Con – held recently in Glasgow. Lisa introduced me to Adam’s latest creation – the wonderful comic book ‘Corpse Talk’. Here, Adam’s namesake cartoon character resurrects dead famous characters from history and interviews them on their fame or notoriety. There’s a good mix of well known characters from the realms of History, Art, Politics, Mythology…and not forgetting Science (my faves included Einstein and Marie Curie) – but there’s also a few surprises (George Washington Carver…and peanuts!!?)
I thoroughly recommend ‘Corpse Talk’ to you – expect to laugh…and learn! Adam told me he is always looking for new graves…..er ..ha..sorry…. characters to interview and asked me who I would like to see freshly dug-up. Well, I chose John Harrison – the plucky Yorkshireman and inspirational clockmaker who single-handedly took on the scientific establishment in the 18th century to claim the Longitude prize by developing accurate clocks, thereby enabling sailors to determine their position at sea (if you know the time difference between two points on Earth, you can use that difference in time to work out how far apart those places are in longitude, east or west) - and thereby effectively revolutionising sea travel and global trade - not bad, eh?
So it was such a top-treat when Adam drew John Harrison for me – complete with one of his maritime time-keepers.
So who would you have Adam resurrect? I’m sure he’d love to know – the only provision, of course, is that they are ‘six-feet under’ – although I’m sure there are some good living candidates….arrangements could always be made…..
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