Friday, 22 June 2012

Gamebook Friday: Blood of the Zombies

In case anyone missed the news on the official Fighting Fantasy website last Friday...

We are delighted to give the world the first look at the cover of Ian Livingstone’s Blood of the Zombies.It was painted by renowned comic book artist Greg Staples who is best known for his work on 2000AD, particularly Judge Dredd. Ian wanted a cover that had a future-retro look. 

He wanted to rekindle memories for people who enjoyed the series in the 1980s, but also to bring the style of the cover up-to-date for the modern audience. He worked closely with Greg on the composition of the cover in trying to capture the threatening mood of a classic Fighting Fantasy cover. 

The original Fighting Fantasy logo has been re-drawn for the book and Ian has also confirmed that Wizard Books have agreed to put a green spine on it! Blood of the Zombies will be published in the first week of August.

You saw it here first, now pass it on, tell your friends, tweet and blog it. The Zombies are coming to a book shop near you soon.

And in other news, Neil Rennison (the Tin Man of Tin Man Games) has been talking to Touch Arcade about gaining the licence to produce apps based on Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. To read the interview follow this link.

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