Tony Harris on The Further Adventures of the Whistling Skull, and Looking So Good

If you were ever a fan of Tony Harris’ art, and you picked up Rocketeer Adventures #4 last week, you had a reason to smile. But you probably also know that we haven’t seen much from him since Ex Machina wrapped up last year. But it’s not that he’s not working on anything.

Sure he’s got some covers for both the Shade and Uncharted mini-series coming out soon, but he’s also been working on The Further Adventures of the Whistling Skull, with writer B. Clay Moore. That book was originally a creator owned Wildstorm project, but as you know, Wildstorm is no more, so it is now a DC Comics book, tentatively slated for the spring. The book is a pulp noir story set in the UK during WWII. The first shot will be a 6 issue mini-series, of which I am told 3 issues are nearly complete. Harris’ longtime colorist, JD Mettler is on the book. This sounds very much like my kind of thing.

But check this out. Harris provided us with a big bag of art from Whistling Skull. Like the wonderful pages in Rocketeer Adventures, he’s getting away from the heavy photo referencing he’s so well known for with Ex Machina and Starman, and will be doing so for the foreseeable future.  These are mostly crops and pieces in varying stages of production. But, it looks real good, and I can’t wait to see the series. Consider this your advance warning.


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  1. I met Tony at a con a few months back and he was working on some of these pages. It was a pretty slow morning so he was telling me all about this project and showing me some of the art….he was just gushing with enthusiasm over this. The concept sounds great, art is incredible….really can’t wait!

  2. I’m looking forward to this. I was excited when it was announced a while ago. I think this is totally in his creative wheelhouse as well as my consumer wheelhouse.

  3. Thanks so much for this Josh. I hadn’t heard much of this project since his art book last year and was a little worried it was going to be lost in the dc relaunch shuffle. Nice to hear it’s still on track.

  4. Yay! I like when Harris draws then uses photo realism. although i still like some of that stuff. looks good