You may not know Oscar Martin‘s name, but you’ve likely seen his comics. Martin, who hails from Spain, has been an artist on Tom and Jerry since the 80s, and has also turned his pen to Disney’s The Lion King as well as other strips for the French Disney magazine Le Journal de Mickey. You can definitely see those influences on the art he’s produced for his own series, SOLO, which is due out from Statix Press in the fall. Statix is breaking the book into two thick issues of 56 pages each, the first of which hits stores on September 26, 2018.
SOLO is quite the departure from his licensed work. From Statix:
On an Earth ravaged by nuclear war, an array of mutant animals have repopulated the land. But these survivors of chaos are far from peaceful – when Solo’s family faces starvation, the young rat wanders the cannibal wastes to become a warrior.
Martin earned a lifetime achievement award from Warner Bros. in 2002 for his Tom and Jerry work, and when you look at the exclusive pages from SOLO below, you can easily see why.
Oscar Martin’s Solo #1 (of 2)
Writer/Artist Oscar Martin
FC, 56pp, $5.99
On Sale: September 26, 2018