Skin (graphic novel)
Skin is a 48-page graphic novel written by Peter Milligan, created and drawn by Brendan McCarthy and colored by Carol Swain. It tells the story of a young skinhead, Martin Atchitson, who grew up in 1970s London with thalidomide-related birth defects. Milligan has said the story partially addresses "universal themes of major companies shafting people, and corruption in terms of drugs and mass marketing."
- Publication history 1
- Awards 2.1
- Influence 3
- Notes 4
- References 5
- External links 6
Skin was planned to be published in the 2000 AD spin-off magazine Crisis in 1990, but the story's controversial subject matter and explicit language made the publisher, Fleetway, uncomfortable. Printers refused to print it, citing similar reasons. The story remained in limbo until it was published as a graphic novel by Kevin Eastman's Tundra Publishing in 1992 with little controversy.
Tom Palmer, Jr. included Skin in "Palmer's Picks", calling it "a powerful, disturbing book".
- 1993: nominated for the "Best Graphic Album: New" Eisner Award
- Peter Milligan interview, UGO
- Skin'' at the Grand Comics Database
- Skin at the Comic Book DB
- Review at Comics Nexus