I didn't manage to see the print version of this, which had lots of pictures from the show. But here's my first press appearance of 2014, from the Hull Daily Mail.
The Flame-Haired Dynamo at Hull Truck Theatre: The Marvel-meets-Roy of the Rovers cartoons of Kev Sutherland
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: January 01, 2014
As Hull Truck Theatre hosts its Christmas fantasy show The Flame-Haired Dynamo, which runs until January 11, Ian Midgley talks to artist Kev Sutherland, the man charged with creating the comic book world of its goal-scoring hero.
TO BE honest, Kev Sutherland never used to read Roy Of The
Rovers. He was more of a Marvel man. Growing up in Leicestershire, his
boyhood daydreams were fuelled by the adventures of Spider-Man, the Hulk
and the weird and wonderful cast of characters in British sci-fi comic
2000AD, led by Tharg The Mighty from the planet Quaxxann.
He was not a particular fan of Roy's on-pitch antics at
Melchester Rovers – for him, the footballing story lines were a little
Yes, Roy may have been kidnapped numerous times by South
American gangsters, faced endless promotion and relegation dogfights and
even lost a leg in a helicopter crash, but the Melchester icon just did
not have the same appeal as superpowered mutants in spandex and capes.