The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast: Marney the Fox with John Stokes

Veteran artist talks about the classic children's comic story and his career spanning almost 60 years

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Marney the Fox is the next collection from The Treasury of British Comics imprint and on this week's podcast we step away from 2000 AD and take a trip into the countryside with artist John Stokes. Appearing in Buster weekly from June 1974 to September 1976, this Watership Down-style tale followed a lone fox cub’s desperate struggle to survive in a dangerous world.

Written by the late Scott Goodall, the series was lavishly illustrated by Stokes, whose remarkable career has seen him go from uncredited work on British children's weekly comics to inking Grant Morrison's The Invisibles. His story is one of changing times and a changing industry, but throughout his work has retained its old school charm and solid workmanship. In this episode, John talks about his childhood amidst the riots of pre-partition India to living on a houseboat to his parallel career creating sets for theatrical productions.

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