DECOMPRESSED 026: ANTONY JOHNSTON ON THE FUSE #1

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This time I’m joined by Antony Johnston. Antony previously appeared in Decompressed 15, talking about THE COLDEST CITY. But that was in front of an audience at Game City, so we were on our best behaviour. This time we’re mumbling on Skype, as is a comic creators preferred form of communication. Except passive-aggression, obv. Anyway! Antony’s career as a writer is divided between his work in Games and Comic. In comics, until recently his signature work was the post-apocalyptic series WASTELAND. That may be changing, as he’s recently launched two new series via Image. The first, UMBRAL is an excellent Dark Fantasy book. The second, and the subject of today’s discussion is, THE FUSE, his book with Justin Greenwood, Shari Chankamma and Ed Brisson.

The Fuse is available to buy in your local comic shop, as well as digitally through comixology and direct from Image.

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Study Aids

Page 1
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Page 2
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Page 3, Panels 4 and 5
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Page 4 and 5
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Page 6 and 7
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Page 8
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Page 19, Panels 1 – 3
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THINGS MENTIONED?
One point perspective in Kubrick.
German Consultant to everyone in UK Comics and artist, Julia Scheele.
Iron Wok Jan
Frank Ironwine

Our theme tune? Los Campesinos’ We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed.