It was around 1983, and I was at school in Eastbourne – a very traditional private school in England that wasn't dissimilar to Hogwarts. I was there on an art scholarship, and I was growing out of comics – well, 'super-hero' comics. By then I was into the delectable adult comics coming out of Europe and the American underground, and published in Heavy Metal magazine. The capes were for kids back then – but that was all about to change.
I was browsing the shelves of the local newsagents, seeing if there was a new issue of Heavy Metal in, and there – nestled amongst all the non-descript pamphlets – was this massive burst of energy. It was clearly an orphan, a