From about 2009 onwards I have wanted to do a cricket comic.
But from 2009 onwards I have realised how hard that actually is.
The biggest flaw to my plan is I don’t draw.
Then one day I found Nick.
And I thought, here is a guy who can really, really, really, draw. And he likes cricket. And he is a good guy.
So I went to him with the thought of making a cricket comic, and he liked it.
We decided to do the Mega Ashes as our big series.
As it was the most likely for us to convince someone to pay us the money to do to draw and publish it.
Sadly, no one gave us the money we needed. Which was small in real terms, but expensive in the cricket publishing world.
But, we did make a two page spread on the 2010 boxing day day, if you will.
Plus there were some other concept drawings of certain players.
It was a lot of fun, and just a shame that this is all Nick and I did.
A very early Bresnan, and no these aren’t stink lines.
This is a very rough Warner, which I suppose makes sense. I wanted animalistic, Nick clearly saw shaved ewok.
I found Anderson the hardest to write from a comic book thought, so I just dressed him as Neo.
Eventually I think Cook would have become a lizard man, but here he is as superman type dude, not long before Henry Cavill stole his look.
And this is the whole comic, well if a whole comic can be two pages.
Sadly, this is all there is.
I doubt anyone will ever pay us up front to do this, so if we were to do it again, it would probably have to be a crowd sourcing thing in partnership with a comic book company or something.
But, instead of doing this, Nick just went and made his own non cricket comic, which I am sure is great, but has no Tremlett in his underwear.