2013 is a milestone year for TRIPWIRE. This year, we celebrate twenty-one years of publication, moving from a primitive staped fanzine to a full colour lavish magazine with high production values. In our two decades of existence, we have interviewed every major mover and shaker in the world of comics and genre, from Alan Moore to Frank Miller, Joss Whedon to Guillermo Del Toro and back again. We have made it our mission to reflect and analyse in an accessible and intelligent way the major trends in comics, film, TV and genre.
So when we decided to commemorate the anniversary of TRIPWIRE, we wanted to do something that would be really special and would reflect the continuing ethos of the magazine. So TRIPWIRE 21st anniversary will be a must-buy book, in hardcover and paperback through crowdfunding website Kickstarter.
Clocking in at 176 pages and A4 in size, the book will include classic TRIPWIRE interviews with creators like Mike (Hellboy) Mignola, Alan (Watchmen, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) Moore, Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman, Batman & Robin), Grant Morrison (Batman Inc., Joe The Barbarian), Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, Justice League Dark), James (Starman, The Shade) Robinson and more. Also, it will feature a lot of brand new material like a selection of features looking at the key trends and issues of the past twenty-one years like the best and worst comic and genre movies 1992-2012, the twenty comic creators who have come to prominence over the last twenty-one years and topics like digital comics, the rise of the independent graphic novel and much more. It will also include a gallery of images, a selection of rarely seen and new for the book, from a stellar line-up of the best comic artists and illustrators in the business including:
It will be a celebration of both 21 years of acclaimed magazine TRIPWIRE but also a look back at the seismic changes that have occurred in the comics industry. We have always loved comics and genre and with the current huge cultural impact that comics has thanks to the huge success of Avengers and Batman on the big screen and The Walking Dead on TV, we thought it was an appropriate time to bring this out.
Here is the URL on Kickstarter so you can check it out and pledge if you like the look of it. Thanks for reading
“Hard to believe Tripwire is already 21 - and looking more youthful than ever. Still the coolest magazine on the planet, and helping young and old alike fritter away their lives with the best coverage of comics, film, TV, and games. All hail, and here’s to the next21!”- IAN RANKIN, author Rebus
“TRIPWIRE really is a breath of fresh air. Its layouts are superb, with great well-written features perfectly set off by the pictures, adding clarity and intelligence to every page. And it keeps on doing it. Amazing, Gratifying. A pleasure to look at, a pleasure to read…” – MICHAEL MOORCOCK, fantasy legend (Elric, Hawkmoon)
“TRIPWIRE is pop-culture champagne, the one-stop must-have magazine for all that’s cool and classy in comics, film & TV. I’d be an uncultured loon without it.”- CHRISTOPHER FOWLER, writer, Bryant & May, Roofworld
“TRIPWIRE is essential reading — one of the best on the market!”- MARK VERHEIDEN, TV writer, Falling Skies