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Jimmy Carr makes comic book debut

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Jimmy Carr is to make his debut as a comic book writer in this week's CLiNT magazine.

The comedian has penned a strip titled 'Beat My Score' - tackling the contentious issue of school shootings around the world - for Mark Millar's publication.

"We've been incredibly lucky with CLiNT in this first nine months," said Millar. "We just got nominated for a big award before we've even reached our first birthday and the talent lineup has been unmatchable.

"We've had people as diverse as Victoria Coren, Ian Rankin, Jonathan Ross and Frankie Boyle in here and now we've got Jimmy Carr doing comic books. It's crazy. What's nice is that he rose to the occasion and gave us maybe my favourite story in the comic so far."

He added: "It's such a beautifully simple idea I sent it to my agents and suggested they set the movie up. I couldn't be happier with it."

'Beat My Score', which features manga-style illustrations from Japanese artist Ryusuke Hamamoto, has also been described as "a nihilistic satirical sideswipe at the glamorisation of violence".

CLiNT, a newsstand anthology dedicated to comics, film and television, launched last September. It has since featured the debut of Millar's Kick Ass 2 as well as comic strips penned by Frankie Boyle, Jonathan Ross and Stewart Lee.

Carr's 'Beat My Score' will appear in this week's issue #9.

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