Acclaimed crime novelist Ian Rankin has written an exclusive comic strip for CLiNT magazine. Rankin is most known for his Inspector Rebus crime series novels, praised for its strength of characterisation and gritty realisation of the darker heart of Edinburgh. Ten of the Inspector Rebus novels were adapted as a television series on ITV, starring John Hannah.
Like other personalities such as Jonathan Ross, Frankie Boyle and Stewart Lee, whose writing has also featured in CLiNT, Rankin has a long-standing interest in comics.
“My first love when I was a kid was comics,” he said. Rankin’s first involvement in comic writing was his authorship of the graphic novel Dark Entries, which follows the story of John Constantine, featured in DC’s Hellblazer series.
Rankin’s strip in CLiNT is an exciting graphic twist on his crime-writing oeuvre, and Rankin fans will recognise the familiar scene of a bloody and mysterious murder, where all is not what it seems…
The strip, titled “Someone Got to Eddie”, is illustrated by Stephen Daly and will feature in CLiNT issue #6, on-sale 3rd March, available from all good retailers and specialist comic stores.