Press Release posted by Ste Pickford on Mon, 08 Feb 2016
Subject: Plok comic strip
Video game designers The Pickford Bros have launched the third volume of the collected editions of their weekly webcomic, Plok The Exploding Man, starring the hero of their 1993 SNES game.
The 64 page comic book is available as a trade paperback, and in Kindle and iBooks digital editions.
At the end of his Super Nintendo game Plok fell asleep in his comfy chair. All of his enemies were defeated, and all of his precious flags were back in place. Twenty years later he wakes up in a comic strip, not quite sure where he is, what year it is, or why he never got a sequel.
The Pickford Bros, creators of the original Plok video game, have revived their creation in the form of a new web-based comic strip. The webcomic appears in weekly episodes on the Plok website.
This third collection - Volume 3: Cave - contains episodes 50 to 76 of the comic strip, along with seven beautifully illustrated character biographies, a brand new cover drawn exclusively for this book and a fourteen page 'sketchbook' containing notes and layout sketches or pencils from each of the 27 strips, giving a detailed insight into the background and creative process involved in the creation of the comic strip.
This publication follows the release of the Plok Bumper Colouring Book in late 2015, based on art from the first two volumes.
"It feels great to get fourth Plok book out there," said Ste Pickford, Plok artist, "but I might have to throw some of my old video games away to make space on my shelf for all these comics."
"The new cover looks gorgeous, it's the best one yet," said John Pickford, Plok writer, "and reflects the steady improvement in the quality of the strip itself. We're really proud of this comic."
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