David Baillie is the writer of the new ongoing Vertigo series Red Thorn, recently announced at San Diego ComiCon.

A dark fantasy set in modern day Glasgow, it pillages Scottish mythology and tortures an intriguing cast of characters - one of whom, Thorn, is a recently-freed pagan Demi-God.

Red Thorn is being drawn by the best new comic artist in the western world, Ms. Meghan Hetrick. Colour and letters are provided by two stone-cold industry legends, Steve Oliff and Todd Klein, and the amazing covers are by the talent-discovery of the year, Choong Yong.

The first issue will be on sale November 18th. Stay tuned for more news.

Upcoming Appearances

October 8 - 12 New York Comic Con
November 14 - 15 Thought Bubble
November 18 Signing at Forbidden Planet Edinburgh
November 19 Signing at Forbidden Planet Glasgow
November 21 Signing and Party at GOSH Comics in London

About the Author

David Baillie leaps out of bed every morning burning with the fire of youthful enthusiasm.

He is a writer and artist whose work regularly appears in legendary British comics 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine as well as Vertigo in the US. He's also written and drawn for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Redeye, Comics International and Zombies and Robots. His stories have been translated into almost a dozen languages.

His screenwriting has been nominated for a BAFTA/Rocliffe Award and shortlisted for the hotly-contested Red Planet Prize and the BBC Scotland Writes Drama Competition and he recently worked with the prestigious Ragdoll Productions on a couple of television projects.

This is his website.

Bloodshot: Portal 666

David's first novel has was published by Amazon Kindle Worlds in 2014. Portal 666 stars the wildly popular Valiant comics character Bloodshot.

What people are saying...

Ever changing, always trying something new and different. A great artist making great stories.

Richard Bruton - Forbidden Planet Blog

There are some huge talents out there. I love what David Baillie is doing, for example.

Mike Carey

A talented storyteller capable of creating convincing and well-realised worlds.

TRS2 - The Review Site

A talent to watch for the future.

Baillie's storytelling ability never misses.

If I had to choose someone from the whole of the small press to back me in a fist fight, it would definitely be David Baillie.

Matthew Badham - Redeye

A sexier, even cuter version of Ben Grimm, The Thing

Andy Luke - Bugpowder

One of my favourite cartoonists

Ed Kaye - Hypergeek

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