Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Comics: Threat Level by Jonathan King

Above: The cover of Threat Level by Jonathan King.

He's better known for his inventive films, but Jonathan King, director of New Zealand films Black Sheep & Under The Mountain, is also a very active web cartoonist. He's been producing comic strips via his Tumblr page Eel Noir for over a year, including some fun riffs on Sci-Fi classics like Day Of The Triffids, War Of The Worlds and Doctor Who.

His latest and most accomplished comic Threat Level, a short adventure set in a world where surrealism is a new form of terrorism. King's controlled clear-line art style reminiscent of Tintin creator Hergé is a real treat, especially when things take a turn for the surreal! (a close inspection of the artwork rewards readers with some great details and references). You can read the complete webcomic for free HERE at or inspect it page by page on his Tumblr page HERE.
Above: A page from Threat Level by Jonathan King. This story is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonComercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealand Licence.

For more of Jonathan's comics, visit his Tumblr page for future updates and while you're there enjoy some of his earlier strips!


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