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Don Lawrence
BornDonald Southam Lawrence
17 November 1928
East Sheen, London, England
Died29 December 2003 (aged 75)
Jevington, England
NationalityBritish
Area(s)Writer, Artist
The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire
Storm
www.donlawrence.nl

Donald Southam Lawrence (17 November 1928 – 29 December 2003) was a British comic book artist and author.

Lawrence is best known for his comic stripsThe Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire in the British weeklies Ranger and Look and Learn, and the Storm series, first published in the Dutch weekly Eppo (later relaunched as Sjors & Sjimmie) and subsequently in album form. Famous for his realistic and detailed style, he was an inspiration for later UK comic-book artists such as Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons and Chris Weston[1] (indeed, Weston was taught by Lawrence), and influenced Indonesian artist Apri Kusbiantoro.[2]

Early life[edit]

Born in East Sheen, a suburb of London, Lawrence was educated at St. Paul's School, Hammersmith. After joining the Army for his National Service, Lawrence used his gratuity to study art at Borough Polytechnic Institute (now the London South Bank University) but failed his final exams. Shortly before, a former student had visited the school to show students the work he was doing as a letterer on comic strips. Lawrence was inspired to take some samples to an editor at Amalgamated Press who suggested he try showing them to Mick Anglo, who ran a studio packaging comic strips for a London publisher and magazine distributor, Len Miller.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Lawrence worked for Anglo for four years, drawing the adventures of superheroMarvelman and various Westerncomic strips. After an argument with Anglo over pay rates, he found work with Odhams Press, drawing Wells Fargo for Zip, and with the Amalgamated Press (now renamed Fleetway Publications), contributing episodes of Billy the Kid to the comic Sun. When the ailing Sun merged with Lion, Lawrence switched to swashbuckling historical strips, Olac the Gladiator, Karl the Viking and Maroc the Mighty (written by Michael Moorcock).[3]

A colour strip produced for Lion Annual 1965 ('Karl the Viking and the Tideless Sea') led to Lawrence being offered colour work in Bible Story magazine and the sprawling science fantasyThe Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire which debuted in Ranger in 1965. Lawrence was to draw the strip in the pages of Ranger and Look and Learn until 1976.[citation needed]

In 1976 Lawrence attended the London comic book convention called Comics 101, the first convention dedicated to British comic book creators. There he learned that The Trigan Empire was syndicated all over Europe. When his publisher refused to give him any form of royalties or compensation, he departed from his old employer and was immediately offered work on a new Dutch comic magazine called Eppo.[4] After an abortive start on a strip entitled Commander Grek written by his friend Vince Wernham, Lawrence found success with Storm. The first volume, The Deep World, was based on a concept by Martin Lodewijk but written by Philip Dunn. A further 22 volumes followed.

Lawrence did not limit himself solely to Trigan Empire and Storm; other strips he drew include Fireball XL5 and The Adventures of Tarzan for TV Century 21, Carrie for the men's magazineMayfair and a number of one-off strips for various Dutch publishers.[citation needed]

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A number of partly completed and unpublished comic strips appeared in the series Don Lawrence Collection, published in the Netherlands. The final Storm serial (completed by Lawrence's former assistant Liam Sharp) appeared in the magazine Pandarve published by the Don Lawrence Fanclub in 1999–2001. One of his last illustrations was the cover of volume 6 of the Storm -the collection- from 2002.[citation needed]

In the mid 1980s he was looking for an assistant and accepted then 17-years old Liam Sharp as his apprentice, but after realizing he did not want to step back as much as he had thought he would, he helped Sharp develop his own style.[5]

Later life[edit]

In 1995, he lost sight of his right eye, caused by an infection after an unsuccessful cataract operation. With his depth perception gone, he could no longer see when the tip of his pen and brush touched the paper's surface, forcing him to teach himself an alternative drawing technique.[6]

He went through a new cataract operation in 1999, this time without medical complications. But his general health was starting to decline, and when he was diagnosed with emphysema and put on medication, he permanently retired from comics and art.[7]

Lawrence died in December 2003 of emphysema at the age of 75.[8]

Awards[edit]

Medal of the Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau
  • Society of Illustration Lifetime Achievement Award, 1980
  • Grand Prix Spatial, 1981
  • Gouden Bommel Award, 1987
  • De Stripschapprijs, 1994
  • Pantera di Lucca Lifetime Achievement Award, 1998
  • Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau in 2003

Bibliography[edit]

Comics work published in English include:

  • The Look and Learn Book of the Trigan Empire (1973)
  • The Trigan Empire (1978)
  • Storm: The Deep World (1982)
  • Storm: The Last Fighter (1987)
  • Storm: The Pirates of Pandarve (1989)
  • Tales From the Trigan Empire (1989)
  • Cathy (1991) — reprints Carrie
  • Don Lawrence Collected (2001)
  • Storm The Collection Volume 1 (May 2004 ISBN978-90-73508-52-1)
  • Storm The Collection Volume 2 (May 2004 ISBN978-90-73508-49-1)
  • The Trigan Empire: The Prisoner of Zerss (August 2004 ISBN978-90-73508-54-5)
  • Storm The Collection Volume 3 (September 2004 ISBN978-90-73508-57-6)
  • Don Lawrence: The Legacy Book 1 — Storm (October 2004)
  • The Trigan Empire: The Sun-Worshippers (February 2005 ISBN978-90-73508-62-0)
  • The Trigan Empire: The House of the Five Moons (June 2005 ISBN978-90-73508-64-4)
  • Storm The Collection Volume 4 (June 2005 ISBN978-90-73508-68-2)
  • The Trigan Empire: The Curse of King Yutta (December 2005 ISBN978-90-73508-66-8)
  • Storm The Collection Volume 5 (February 2006 ISBN978-90-73508-77-4)
  • The Trigan Empire: The Three Princes (May 2006 ISBN978-90-73508-78-1)
  • Don Lawrence: The Legacy Book 2 — Women (June 2006)
  • The Trigan Empire: The Rallu Invasion (August 2006 ISBN978-90-73508-82-8)
  • Pandarve: The Worlds of Don Lawrence (September 2006)
  • The Trigan Empire: The Reign of Thara (November 2006 ISBN978-90-73508-84-2)
  • The Trigan Empire: Revolution in Zabriz (March 2007 ISBN978-90-73508-91-0)
  • Storm The Collection Volume 6 (April 2007 ISBN978-90-73508-81-1)
  • Storm The Collection Volume 7 (April 2007 ISBN978-90-73508-97-2)
  • The Trigan Empire: The Puppet Emperor (November 2007 ISBN978-90-73508-93-4)
  • Karl the Viking (October 2008) (also released as a box-set containing all four volumes):
    • Volume 1: The Sword of Eingar (ISBN978-9088860-32-4)
    • Volume 2: The Powers of Helvud (ISBN978-9088860-34-8)
    • Volume 3: Island of the Monsters (ISBN978-9088860-36-2)
    • Volume 4: Quest of the Long Ships (ISBN978-9088860-38-6)
  • Storm The Collection Volume 8 (October 2008 ISBN978-90-73508-99-6)
  • Storm The Collection Volume 9 (October 2008 ISBN978-90-8886-023-2)
  • The Trigan Empire: The Invaders From Gallas (forthcoming 2009)
  • The Trigan Empire: The Green Smog (forthcoming 2009)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^Don Lawrence, 75, Science Fiction Illustrator
  2. ^Apri Kusbiantoro: Indonesian successor of Don Lawrence
  3. ^Obituary: Don Lawrence Global The Guardian
  4. ^British Artist Don Lawrence Dies at 75
  5. ^British comic-book artist Liam Sharp on his career, DC or Marvel, and advice for his younger self
  6. ^The World of Don Lawrence – Just 75
  7. ^The World of Don Lawrence – Just 75
  8. ^The World of Don Lawrence – Just 75

References[edit]

  • Don Lawrence at the Comic Book DB (archived from the original)
  • Don Lawrence at Lambiek's Comiclopedia

External links[edit]

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Storm
Publication information
Publisher(original publication): Eppo (Oberon)
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Publication date1977 – present
No. of issues25 (28 including spin-offs)
Main character(s)Storm
Roodhaar/Redhair/Carrots/Ember
Nomad
Marduk
Creative team
Written byMartin Lodewijk
Dick Matena
Kelvin Gosnell
Philip 'Saul' Dunn
Don Lawrence
Vince Wernham
Artist(s)Don Lawrence
Dick Matena
Romano Molenaar

Storm is a soft science fiction/fantasycomic book series originally (and for most albums) drawn by Don Lawrence. It tells the adventures of an astronaut who accidentally gets lost in time. The series originated in Dutch, but has since been translated into many other languages.

Publication history[edit]

The storyline was originally conceived as a framework for stories in the 'Deep World' revolving around the character Commander Grek. An episode (in which Commander Grek turns into a fish man) was written in 1976 by Vince Wernham and drawn by Don Lawrence, but it was not picked up by Dutch publisher Oberon. The story was later reworked by Philip 'Saul' Dunn, now with the astronaut Storm as the main character. This version did get published by Oberon, serialized in the comics magazine Eppo in 1977. (In 1984, with the Storm series established as a success, the previously unreleased Commander Grek album was published as 'Episode 0' of the series. The album includes background information regarding the inception of Commander Grek and Storm.)

Storm originated in Dutch, although all the books are translated into English and German, and some in at least twelve other languages (publishers in those languages include Oberon, Interpresse, Quality Communications, Glénat, and Norma Editorial). English translations are published in the Don Lawrence collection.

The Living Planet and The Slayer of Eriban were also published in Heavy Metal magazine in January 1997 and March 1999. The Navel of the Double God (2007) had an early publication in the Dutch magazine Myx.[1]

Characters[edit]

  • Storm — an astronaut who accidentally got lost in time
  • Roodhaar a.k.a. Redhair a.k.a. Carrots a.k.a. Ember — a beautiful red-haired girl
  • Nomad — a hairless red-skinned muscle man; makes first appearance in The Chronicles of Pandarve (1983)
  • Marduk, the Theocrat of Pandarve — makes first appearance in The Chronicles of Pandarve (1983)

Overview[edit]

The series can be split into two parts: The Chronicles of the Deep World, which takes place on post-apocalyptical Earth, and The Chronicles of Pandarve, taking place in the Pandarve multiverse.

The Chronicles of the Deep World[edit]

Storm is an astronaut in the 21st century who makes a journey to the Great Red Spot of Jupiter. The Great Red Spot is an anticyclonic storm which has already been there for at least 300 years. Once arrived, his ship gets dragged into the storm. When Storm manages to escape, it seems he has traveled through time. The civilizations on Earth have collapsed and turned into a barbaric society. This is where the adventures of Storm begin.

Apart from albums 4, 5 and 6, each album is a separate adventure.

The Chronicles of Pandarve[edit]

Storm and Ember get beamed to the Pandarve multiverse, where they meet Nomad, and a new enemy: Marduk, the Theocrat of Pandarve. Marduk wants to catch Storm, because Storm is an anomaly (he imbalances the multiverse because he traveled through time) and is the key to give him power over the multiverse. The Pandarve multiverse is a bubble of breathable gas surrounding a white hole that contains Pandarve itself, and thousands of other planetary objects. The main body, Pandarve, is a giant telluric planet. At Pandarve, the normal physical laws are no longer valid; this gives Don and Martin room for incredible stories and magnificent scenery.Also, Pandarve is a living planet - which means it has intellect and can even interact with other beings. For this interaction she normally relies on her Theocrat, but she is also capable of creating a humanlike representation of herself [Alice].Storm's time travel remains important, but Ember has also travelled through time. So she is (or should be) an anomaly as well (In the Legend of Yggdrasil, they both arrive in a certain time period together). This fact is never really used in the stories.

Other planets and planetoids in the Pandarve multiverse described in the chronicles are:

  • Farseid - a synthetic ring world controlled by robots. (The Robots of Farseid)
  • Eriban - a paradise-like planet containing the academy for slayers. (The Slayer of Eriban)
  • Kyrte - the small home-planetoid of tariev-fisher Rann. (The Pirates of Pandarve)
  • Marrow - a crystal-shaped planet, home of the Barsaman-games. (The Slayer of Eriban)
  • Red Tear - a satellite of Pandarve, a few kilometers above the ocean near the city Aromater. (The Seven of Aromater)
  • Vertiga Bas - a small pirate planet. (The Pirates of Pandarve)
  • Waterplanetoid - a fisher-world completely covered with water. (Vandaahl the Destroyer)

The last three albums (The Von Neumann Machine, The Genesis Equation and The Armageddon Traveller) form a trilogy wherein Storm & co and Marduk need to work together to save Pandarve from perdition. A strange, gigantic 'spaceship' (referred to as the Intruder) is headed for a collision with Pandarve, which will mean the end of both entities. The 'spaceship' consists of various 'cocoons'. Some time around the 21st century, one 'cocoon' was sent into space with the purpose of making replicas of itself. But because of a system error, the strangest 'cocoons' started to emerge (including one resembling Heaven and one the Hell from La Divina Commedia) and cluttered together instead of floating off. There are some references to well-known stories (Alice in Wonderland, Hänsel und Gretel, Sherlock Holmes, ..), movies (My Little Chickadee and other Western influences), celebrity actors(Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe, ..) and some mathematical theorems (the Genesis Formula, Goldbach's Conjecture and Fermat's last theorem).

Chronicles of Meanwhile[edit]

About the time when The Genesis Equation was published, a spin-off series was started, called Chronicles of Meanwhile. The episodes take place between albums 6 and 7 of The Chronicles of the Deep World. Three episodes were released, drawn by Dick Matena, the first two under his pseudonym John Kelly.

Continuation[edit]

Cover of the Storm album De Navel van de Dubbele God - (The Navel of the Double God).

Three years after Don Lawrence died, a new team continued his work. Martin Lodewijk maintained the writer role, while Romano Molenaar and Jorg De Vos were selected as artists.[2] Their first album The Navel of the Double God (De Navel van de Dubbele God) has been available since September 6, 2007 in Dutch. Storm 23 has already been reprinted and has given Storm a renewed international interest. The next album, titled Marduk's Springs, was released in February 2009.[3]

Since July 2008 there has been a second team working on Storm: Minck Oosterveer as artist and Willem Ritstier as writer. Their first and only album was called The Exile of Thoem.[4]. The series was put on hold after Oosterveer died in a motorcycle-accident in 2011.

Chronicles of Ember[edit]

In 2014 Ember was given her own series chronicling the days before she met Storm.

Albums[edit]

Prologue[edit]

  1. Commander Grek - Prisoners of time (Commandant Grek - Gevangenen van de tijd) (1976 - first print in 1984) (written by Vince Wernham)

The Chronicles of the Deep World[edit]

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  1. The Deep World - (De Diepe Wereld) (1978) (written by Philip 'Saul' Dunn)
  2. The Last Fighter - (De Laatste Vechter) (1979) (written by Martin Lodewijk)
  3. The People of the Desert - (Het Volk van de Woestijn) (1979) (written by Dick Matena)
  4. The Green Hell - (De Groene Hel) (1980) (written by Dick Matena)
  5. The Battle for Earth - (De Strijd om de Aarde) (1980) (written by Dick Matena)
  6. The Secret of the Nitron Rays - (Het Geheim van de Nitronstralen) (1981) (written by Dick Matena)
  7. The Legend of Yggdrasil - (De Legende van Yggdrasil) (1981) (written by Kelvin Gosnell)
  8. City of the Damned - (Stad der Verdoemden) (1982) (written by Kelvin Gosnell)
  9. The Creeping Death - (De Sluimerende Dood) (1982) (written by Don Lawrence)

The Chronicles of Pandarve[edit]

Written by Martin Lodewijk.

  1. The Pirates of Pandarve - (De Piraten van Pandarve) (1983)
  2. The Labyrinth of Death - (Het Doolhof van de Dood) (1983)
  3. The Seven of Aromater - (De Zeven van Aromater) (1984)
  4. The Slayer of Eriban - (De Doder van Eriban) (1985)
  5. The Dogs of Marduk - (De Honden van Marduk) (1985)
  6. The Living Planet - (De Levende Planeet) (1986)
  7. Vandaahl the Destroyer - (Vandaahl de Verderver) (1987)
  8. The Twisted World - (De Wentelwereld) (1988)
  9. The Robots of Far Sied - (De Robots van Danderzei) (1990)
  10. Return of the Red Prince - (De Terugkeer van de Rode Prins) (1991)
  11. The Von Neumann Machine - (De Von Neumann-Machine) (1993)
  12. The Genesis Equation - (De Genesis-Formule) (1995)
  13. The Armageddon Traveller - (De Armageddon Reiziger) (2001)
  14. The Navel of the Double God - (De Navel van de Dubbele God) (2007)
  15. Marduk's Springs - (De Bronnen van Marduk) (2009)
  16. The Red Trail - (Het Rode Spoor) (2010)
  17. The Mutineers of Anchor - (De Muiters van Anker) (2011)
  18. The Guards of the Tracks - (De Wisselwachters) (2012)
  19. The Race of Opale City - (De Race van Opaal) (2013)
  20. The Coral of Kesmee - (Het Koraal van Kesmee) (2015)
  21. The Executioner of Torkien (De Beul van Torkien) (2017)

Chronicles of Meanwhile[edit]

Written by Martin Lodewijk, artwork by Dick Matena.

  1. The Voyager Virus - (Het Voyager Virus) (1996)
  2. The Dallas Paradox - (De Dallas Paradox) (1997)
  3. The Stargorger - (De Sterrenvreter) (1998)
  4. Klein Space - (De Ruimte van Klein) (unfinished and unpublished)

Chronicles of the Outer Rim[edit]

Written by Willem Ritstier, artwork by Minck Oosterveer

  1. The Expatriate of Thoem - (De Banneling van Thoem) (2011)

The Collection[edit]

The Deluxe volumes are hardback with a leather cover, gold imprint and dust jacket. Each bundle contains two albums and a part of the Storm-dossier 'The Search for Storm'. The last part also contains 'Storm - The Big Picture' which gives an overview of Storm in the press, Storm expositions, the status of Storm in the modern comic scene and a portfolio. Only available in Dutch and English.

  1. The Collection - Part 1 (contains The Deep World, The Last Fighter and The search for Storm - part 1) (2000)
  2. The Collection - Part 2 (contains The People of the Desert, Green Hell and The search for Storm - part 2) (2000)
  3. The Collection - Part 3 (contains The Battle for Earth, The Secret of the Nitron Rays and The search for Storm - part 3) (2001)
  4. The Collection - Part 4 (contains The Legend of Yggdrasil, City of the Damned and The search for Storm - part 4) (2001)
  5. The Collection - Part 5 (contains The Creeping Death, The Pirates of Pandarve and The search for Storm - part 5) (2001)
  6. The Collection - Part 6 (contains The Labyrinth of Death, The Seven of Aromater and The search for Storm - part 6) (2002)
  7. The Collection - Part 7 (contains The Slayer of Eriban, The Hounds of Marduk and The search for Storm - part 7) (2002)
  8. The Collection - Part 8 (contains The Living Planet, Vandaahl the Destroyer and The search for Storm - part 8) (2002)
  9. The Collection - Part 9 (contains The Twisted World, The Robots of Farseid and The search for Storm - part 9) (2003)
  10. The Collection - Part 10 (contains Return of the Red Prince, The Von Neumann Machine and The search for Storm - part 10) (2003)
  11. The Collection - Part 11 (contains The Genesis Equation, The Armageddon Traveler and The search for Storm - part 11) (2003)
  12. The Collection - Part 12 (contains Commander Grek, Storm - The Big Picture and The search for Storm - part 12) (2003)
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Publishers[edit]

  • Dutch:
    • Big Balloon
    • Uitgeverij Oberon
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Editora Abril Jovem
  • Danish: Interpresse
  • English:
    • British European Associated Publishers LTD.
  • Finnish: Apu-Magazines
  • French: Glénat
  • German:
    • Egmont Ehapa Verlag
    • Norbert Hethke Verlag
  • Greek:
    • Star Comics
    • Esperos Comics
  • Indonesian: P.T. Gramedia
  • Italian: Nova Express
  • Polish: Incal
  • Portuguese: Amigos Do Livro Editores LDA
  • Serbo-Croatian: Forum Marketprint
  • Spanish:
    • 001 Ediciones
    • Sarpe
  • Turkish: Tercuman Tesisler

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^Don Lawrence - In the Myx (last visited on: 04-09-2008)
  2. ^Don Lawrence - New Storm Artist (last visited on: 04-09-2008)
  3. ^'Marduk's Springs released on 28 February 2009'. February 26, 2009. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
  4. ^Storm Team 2 (last visited on: 04-09-2008)

External links[edit]

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