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Saturday, January 31, 2009
The FAT Man... An Online Serialized Graphic Novel!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New



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An Online Serialized Graphic Novel!

By Thomas Cochrane and Alan Tanner!

Click Here to see our current listed Comics, Books, and Graphic Novels!  Thomas Cochrane sent me the link to his online serialized graphic novel.  Along with Alan Tanner, the artist for this project, Thomas is weaving a story that has several elements that I enjoy in books and on TV.

First off, Thomas Cochrane is a Scottish artist and writer.  "The Fat Man" is his first graphic novel.  Thematic inspiration for this GN he says comes from "such diverse sources of 'TinTin', 'The Avengers', and a fascination with the concept of time travel".

Alan Tanner is a veteran illustrator and designer. He has worked on covers for 'Time Out' and the infamous 'Oz Magazine'. He has also created many illustrations for the 'Radio Times'. Additionally he has worked for CBS and Island for several record covers.

This graphic novel has a new chapter presented every month. The 9th chapter's splash page is presented at the top of this blog post to get an immediate idea of the artwork. I  believe that it is not the 'final' version of that page.  As of this blog post the online story had not reached that chapter as of yet...

So what is the story about? Well, I'll just print what the writer says about it:

"The story centres on the mysterious 'Tegel Project', responsible for the death of millions, which threatens the very core of civilisation. Betrayed by MI5, the Fat Man finds himself caught between the blazing guns of would-be assassins and the blood-red lips of silent movie star Louise Brooks.

Unable to trust anyone and faced with a series of unpalatable choices, he careers madly along the arch of time on the seemingly impossible mission of keeping himself and his lover alive..."

I am told that "The Fat Man" is a charity project with sponsorship, which is why our blog readers can view it online for Free.  Additionally, "The more eyes on the web site, the more the charity can raise," Thomas explained in his message to me.

The graphic novel is presented in a format that uses the 'My eBook' reader. It is interesting that as you 'turn' the pages, you hear the sound of pages turning.  I did find the page turner mechanism a little hard to use, but that is the software's fault, not of the writer/artist team.

There is a 'promo movie video' for this graphic novel, as well as several 'wallpapers' for your computer's desktop at the web site should this serialized project grab your interest!

The serialized online graphic novel and the wallpapers can be viewed at:


After viewing the graphic novel, and you find yourself interested in knowing more about this work, you are welcome to join The Fat Man group if you are a Facebook member at:


For myself, I know that I will continue reading this story. Except for a few curse words, the story so far is of a PG-13 rating. I am a 'sucker' for well written time travel stories, as seen by my blog posts so far on 'Life On Mars', 'Journeyman', 'Quantum Leap', and the like.  This GN 'The Fat Man' has my interest.  I have joined the FaceBook Group to be reminded when the next chapter is online. Should you enjoy the story as published so far online, I would suggest doing the same!

(Please Note: A complimentary hard copy for this mention / review was not provided by the creator as it is in online format only.)

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