Don Lawrence Work on an adventure strip for Storm


Don Lawrence is one of my favorite comic book artists. I am very sad that he died and I therefore can’t meet him in person anymore. If possible I would immediately travel to a Comic-Con to see him.

I just love the style and fantasy he put into this series specially when Storm travels to Pandarve. On the righthand side is the first part to this documentation with a small introduction.

Storm (Don Lawrence)

Storm is a soft science fiction/fantasy comic book series originally (and for most albums) drawn by Don Lawrence. The series is primarily available in Dutch, although all the books are translated into English and German, and some in French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian and Indonesian. The books are published by Big Balloon, Uitgeverij Oberon (both Dutch), Egmont Ehapa Verlag, Norbert Hethke Verlag (both German), Star Comics and Esperos Comics (both Greek), Incal (Polish), and Glénat (French). English copies are published in the Don Lawrence collection. The Living Planet and The Slayer of Eriban were also published in Heavy Metal magazine in January 1997 and March 1999. The Navel of the Double God had an early publication in the Dutch magazine Myx.
Definition from Wikipedia – Storm (Don Lawrence)

Also make sure to watch the clips about the Trigan Empire Cover and the corresponding part two with an interview in dutch. Somebody should add subtitles for the rest of the world.

The Trigan Empire

The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire, later called simply The Trigan Empire, is a science fiction comic series written mainly by Mike Butterworth and drawn by Don Lawrence, among others. It told the story of an alien culture in a manner that contained a blend of science fiction with details of Earth-like ancient civilizations, the most obvious being ancient Rome.
Definition from Wikipedia – The Trigan Empire

Don Lawrence

Donald Southam Lawrence (17 November 1928 – 29 December 2003) was a British comic book artist and author. Lawrence is best known for his comic strips The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire in the British weeklies Ranger and Look and Learn and the Storm series, first published in the Dutch weekly Eppo (later relaunched as Sjors & Sjimmie) and subsequently in album form. Famous for his realistic and detailed style, he was an inspiration for later UK comic-book artists such as Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons and Chris Weston (indeed, Weston was taught by Lawrence), and influenced Indonesian artist Apri Kusbiantoro.
Definition from Wikipedia – Don Lawrence

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