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Charlotte Corday creator Keith Page and writer Stephen Walsh were at the launch of their new graphic novel, Hancock – The Lad Himself, at London’s Museum of Comedy last week.

Artist Keith Page and writer Stephen Walsh at the launch of Hancock - The Lad Himself

B7 Comics limited first edition of Hancock – The Lad Himself special launch was also attended by celebrities such as comedian Jon Culshaw and actors John Altman and Kevin McNally.

B7 Media’s Helen Quigley, preceded on stage by a brief appearance by Andrew Mark Sewell, launched the new graphic novel from B7 Comics, a subsidiary of B7 Media, followed on stage by writer Stephen Walsh.

Hancock - The Lad Himself

Hancock – The Lad Himself is the story of Tony Hancock’s life, told as a graphic novel – not without a few interjections about the way it’s told from the legendary talented but troubled comedian himself, star of both radio, TV and comics, too, in the 1950s and 60s.

This all-new telling, available now in a limited first edition of just 750 copies, is written by Stephen Walsh, with art by Keith Page, lettered by Robin Jones designed by Robert Hammond, edited by John Freeman, published by B7 Media.

Stephen and Keith are now completing a new, 200-page graphic novel focusing on the friendship of Hammer Films stars Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, described, if memory serves from last night, as “a quirky road movie”… as ever, I’m intrigued!

• You can read an exclusive book preview here on downthetubes 

• Buy the limited first hardback edition of Hancock – The Lad Himself here

• Watch: “Hancock: The Lad Himself” at the Museum of Comedy – Part One – B7 Media’s Helen Quigley

• Watch “Hancock: The Lad Himself” at the Museum of Comedy – Part Two – Author Stephen Walsh

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