Back in October we told you about the superb charity digital comic project from Sequential the graphic novel app , that saw them release Neil Gaiman’s Lost Tales for the iPad and donate money to Malaria No More UK for every download. Well, we are delighted to announce that they have handed over the first cheque to Malaria No More UK for $2,000 and to celebrate they sent us this fantastic comic strip.
Neil Gaiman’s Lost Tales collects stories from the long out-of-print Outrageous Tales from the Old Testament and Seven Deadly Sins – both of which caused outrage upon publication – as well as SF tales from Trident Comics and a favourite from 2000AD, plus several others.
The collection features Gaiman’s collaborations with Bryan Talbot, Dave McKean and others, and includes a very rare interview from 1988, Gaiman’s original typed notes for Sandman, sample scripts, project proposals, rarely seen early photos and more. Also included is an original cover by British underground comics great Hunt Emerson, specially commissioned for this collection, plus comment from Knockabout publisher Tony Bennett and comics historian Paul Gravett.
The free collection, which runs to over 100 pages, is exclusively available via the Sequential iPad app from today, and a donation of $0.50 will be made to Malaria No More UK for each download before December 31st, 2013. Sequential and Knockabout aim to raise up thousands of dollars for the charity’s work to bring an end to malaria, a preventable disease that is tragically one of the biggest killers of children in Africa.
Neil Gaiman’s Lost Tales is downloadable for free from within the Sequential iPad app, available for free on iTunes here.