D'Israeli

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This article is about the cartoonist known as D'Israeli. For other uses, see Disraeli.
Matt Brooker
D'Israeli.jpg
D'Israeli at Caption 2008, photo by Damian Cugley
Nationality British
Area(s) Cartoonist, Writer, Artist, Letterer
Pseudonym(s) D'Israeli
Notable works
H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds
Leviathan

Matt Brooker, whose work most often appears under the pseudonym D'Israeli (sometimes D'Israeli D'Emon D'Raughtsman), is a British comic artist, colorist, writer and letterer. Other pseudonyms he uses include "Molly Eyre" (a pun on Molière), for his writing, and "Harry V. Derci"/"Digital Derci" for his lettering work.

Biography[edit]

In 1988 he worked as the penciller on issues 7 to 12 of Mister X (volume two). His early work also includes the surreal Timulo, which appeared in Deadline magazine in 1989. Also in Deadline, he co-created Fatal Charm with Shane Oakley. In 1991 he co-created the cyberpunk series Lazarus Churchyard with Warren Ellis.

Kingdom of the Wicked, a graphic novel about a children's book writer who returns as an adult to the world he imagined as a child, only to find it at war, began a regular partnership with writer Ian Edginton. The pair have also created Scarlet Traces, a sequel of sorts to H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds in graphic novel form, and Leviathan, a steampunk horror series which appeared in 2000 AD,[1] and contributed a two-part storyline to the Batman event No Man's Land. With Paul Cornell, he created XTNCT, a satirical series involving genetically modified dinosaurs, for the Judge Dredd Megazine.

As a writer-artist, he has created Future Shocks for 2000 AD, and Consequences, a one-off sequel to Timulo. He has drawn Judge Dredd, worked as a colourist on Miracleman and 2000 AD, and as an inker on Neil Gaiman's Sandman[2] and Grant Morrison's Kill Your Boyfriend. Most of his recent work is created directly on computer using Adobe Illustrator, with 3D modelling software used for some complex designs.

Bibliography[edit]

Comics work includes:

  • Tharg's Future Shocks:
    • "Space Dust" (colours, with Andrew Ness and art by Siku, in 2000 AD #1190, April 2000)
    • "The Petition" (script and art, in 2000 AD #1207, August 2000)
    • "Metamorphic Invaders!" (script and art, in 2000 AD #1229, 2001)
    • "The 29 Steps" (script and art, in 2000 AD #1231, 2001)
  • XTNCT (with Paul Cornell, in Judge Dredd Megazine #209–214, 2003–2004, tpb, XTNCT: CM ND HV G F Y THNK YR HRD NGH!, 48 pages, hardcover, December 2006, ISBN 1-904265-69-3
  • Leviathan (with Ian Edginton, tpb, hardback, November 2006, ISBN 1-904265-65-0) collects:
    • "Leviathan" (in 2000 AD #1351–1360, 2003)
    • "Chosen Son" (in 2000 AD Prog 2005, 2004)
    • "McLean's Last Case" (in 2000 AD #1465, 2005)
    • "Beyond the Blue Horizon" (in 2000 AD #1466, 2005)
  • Stickleback (with Ian Edginton):
    • England's Glory (tpb, 132 pages, August 2008, ISBN 1-905437-74-9) collects:
      • "Mother London" (in 2000 AD, Prog 2007 and #1518–1525, 2006–2007)
      • "England's Glory" (in 2000 AD, Prog 2008 and #1567–1577, 2007–2008)
    • "London's Burning" (in 2000 AD, Prog 2010 and #1666–1676, 2009–2010)
  • Low Life (with Rob Williams):
    • "Creation" (in 2000 AD #1624–1631, 2009)
    • "Hostile Takeover" (in 2000 AD #1700–1709, 2010)
    • "The Deal" (in 2000 AD #1750–1761, 2011)
    • "Saudade" (in 2000 AD #1805–1811, 2012)

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