Eighties comics star artist Brett Ewins has been absent from the comics scene for many years.Creator on books such as Strange Days with Brendan McCarthy and Johhny Nemo, Bad Company and Skremer with Peter Milligan.
Having recovered from a long illness, his work can be seen once more — but not in the pages of comic books…
Brett has become the main inspiration for a new generation of street artists, the urban art collective, IFC and the Mutoid Waste Company. These days his art can be seen pasted and sprayed on the streets and walls of East London. Street comics are a hot movement in urban art, championed by star street artist ‘Wolfie Smith’ aka street tag SATAN. Brett has created a whole suit of original characters that are becoming ubiquitous on the London streets. Comics are migrating from books and graphic novels and onto the walls of inner cities and galleries world-wide.
A major exhibition of the IFC will be held in central London at The Orange Dot Gallery. The opening night is this Thursday, November 4th 2010, from 6pm to 9pm.
Brett has a new collection of his art which will be released early next year from Alan McKenzie’sSky Pirate Press, covering 30 years of his work.
In the book, he talks frankly about the work pressures that led him to quit the comics industry, (which also appeared in his more recent graphic novel The Dark Gate) and of his new graffiti work with the IFC.