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by Carol Swain,Brendan McCarthy,Peter Milligan


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Skin is a 48-page graphic novel written by Peter Milligan, created and drawn by Brendan McCarthy and colored by Carol Swain. It tells the story of a young skinhead, Martin Atchitson, who grew up in 1970s London with thalidomide-related birth defects. Milligan has said the story partially addresses "universal themes of major companies shafting people, and corruption in terms of drugs and mass marketing.

Artist Brendan McCarthy brought Irish author Peter Milligan's script to life, and Carol Swain put the finishing . Though now long out of print, Skin still lives on as an important and challenging work in the field of graphic novels

Artist Brendan McCarthy brought Irish author Peter Milligan's script to life, and Carol Swain put the finishing touches of color on the anticipated release. However, with disapproval from printers and unease from the publisher itself, the inclusion was scrapped and Skin was left with no outlet for release. Though now long out of print, Skin still lives on as an important and challenging work in the field of graphic novels.

SKIN: A Graphic Novel for Adults. When publishers asked why the story was 'so tasteless', McCarthy and Milligan were somewhat perplexed, asking how a story of a child deformed by corporate greed was supposed to be tasteful. 1858090008 (ISBN13: 9781858090009). Luckily, they don't deliver a sensitive public service announcement, instead trying to explore an unusual life, delivering something difficult to widen our horizons.

Skin (graphic novel). Skin is a 48-page graphic novel written by Peter Milligan, created and drawn by Brendan McCarthy and colored by Carol Swain. Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved April 26, 2012.

Skin" is a 48-page graphic novel written by Peter Milligan, created and drawn by Brendan McCarthy and colored by Carol Swain. It tells the story of a young skinhead, Martin Atchitson who grew up in 1970s London with thalidomide-related birth defects. Published by Tundra Publishing (1992). ISBN 10: 1858090008 ISBN 13: 9781858090009.

Written by. Peter Milligan. SKIN - An angry and violent book, a tragedy shot through with bitter humour. SKIN - is Martin Atchitson's story: some of his mates called him a spatic - most of them called him Martin 'Atchet. SKIN - Banned before publication. Description: SKIN - The raw controversial story of a Thalidomide victim. He was a SKIN SKIN - Banned before publication. Rejected by other publishers who thought it 'Too Disturbing'.

Peter Milligan is a comic book writer known for Batman, Justice League . Brendan McCarthy is one of the UK's most gifted graphic novelists.

Peter Milligan is a comic book writer known for Batman, Justice League, Aliens, Terminal Hero, The Names, and Shade the Changing Man and for his work with Vertigo, DC, and Dark Horse comics. His groundbreaking comics of the early 80s (Strange Days, Skin, Rogan Gosh) as part of "The British Invasion" paved the way for comics' increasing popularity in Hollywood. More recently, Brendan has created new graphic novels including Spider-Man Fever (for Marvel) and Solo (for DC Comics), and Swimini Purpose, The Zaucer of Zilk, and Dream Gang for independent US publishers.

SKIN - The raw controversial story of a Thalidomide victim.

SKIN - An angry and violent book, a tragedy shot through with bitter humour.

SKIN - is Martin Atchitson's story: some of his mates called him a spatic - most of them called him Martin 'Atchet. He was a SKIN

SKIN - Banned before publication. Rejected by other publishers who thought it 'Too Disturbing'.

SKIN - is the most important comic book you will read this year.


Comments: (4)

Vaua
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Preve
Back when comics were trendy for all of -what- five minutes, this story was commisioned by Fleetway for either Crisis or Revolver and - having been reviewed and reluctantly OK'd by the legal team - became 'banned' when the printer refused to print the material...
About a year later, Skin finally surfaced and - while the notoriety perhaps helped raise interest - it stands as a great example of a well written, well crafted comic for a mature audiance.
Not as fun as Shade, nor as clever as Enigma, and not the mental kaliedaskope of the (sadly unavailable) Rogan Gosh - Skin still is well worth your time and attention....
olgasmile
...albeit violent and twisted. Still, that's kinda the point. This is an authentic, understandably controversial, political work of art that must be read from cover to cover. The endpages are adept at orienting the reader to the period, characters and scene. Considering the subject matter is Thalidomide and skinheads, this is absolutely required. I thoroughly enjoyed this graphic novel and would recommend it to other adults.
Hǻrley Quinn
Even after the broadcast, the war did not quite end for seaman Susumu Iida, who had been sent to New Guinea in January 1943 as a navy researcher to study natural resources. Iida did not listen to the speech when it was broadcast, but learned of the news from the officers.

“I couldn’t believe that Japan surrendered unconditionally. But I did not even know that atomic bombs were dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima,” said Iida, who was 22 years old at the time. “I was petrified for weeks.”

Japan had sent some 200,000 soldiers to the island, which was part of Japan’s last line of defense. But 90 percent of the soldiers would die, mostly from starvation and malaria, after the supply lines were cut after the Allied forces achieved aerial and maritime supremacy.

Even though Iida, now 91, was one of those who survived, his plight started when he was captured by Dutch forces in the western part of New Guinea after the end of the war. He was tried as a Class-B/C war criminal in 1948 for allegedly killing several civilians, which he calls a fabricated accusation.

Iida claims that a person he killed was suspected of attacking the Imperial Japanese Army, and that he was sentenced to 20 years with no witness allowed to testify at the trial. He was then locked up for almost 10 years in Java and in Sugamo Prison in Tokyo.

After his release, he devoted his life to fighting for social causes and logging memories of the war. Iida authored several books that provided accounts of the battle in New Guinea. He was also involved in the first successful lawsuit against the government over thalidomide, after his son was born with a birth defect from the sedative. But 69 years after the war, Iida questions whether Japan or the U.S. learned from his trial and from the Tokyo war crimes tribunal.

“Every year we have wars somewhere. Why is that?” Iida said. “I feel that the Allied powers have not learned from the double standard they applied in the trials. They speak of justice but that justice is causing problems.”
SKIN: A Graphic Novel for Adults download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Carol Swain,Brendan McCarthy,Peter Milligan
ISBN: 1858090008
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Tundra Publishing; 1st edition (January 1, 1992)
Pages: 48 pages