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Comic Creator Interviews

Interviews with British comic creators – writers, artists, editors and more.

Artist Roy Cross Interviewed In RAF Museum Magazine

The second issue of RADAR, the RAF Museum’s quarterly magazine, is now available to read for free on the museum’s website and features an interview with Eagle and Swift artist Roy Cross. This interview ties in with Cross’ work for Airfix as the RAF Museum at Hendon is currently host to an exhibition celebrating the model kit manufacturer. The exhibition ... Read More »

Taking the Widdershins route: An interview with web comic creator Kate Ashwin

  Regular readers of downthetubes will recall that earlier this week we plugged an upcoming Laydeez do Comics event in Leeds, which prompted me to follow the links to the creator sites, just to check they were correct more than anything else. While I was familiar with the work of guests Darryl Cunningham and Jacky Fleming, logtime web comic fans ... Read More »

A Chat with a Homesick Truant: Comic Artist Oliver East

Manchester-based comic artist Oliver East has just launched his latest project, The Homesick Truant’s Cumbrian Yarn (ordering information for the first book below), a “walking comic” centred on the artist’s travels in the county dominated by the Lake District, commissioned by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in partnership with Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre, one of the Festival’s core venues. ... Read More »

Looking back on Charley’s War: An Interview with Pat Mills

If you’ve read a British comic book in the last few decades, the chances are you’ve read a story written or edited by Pat Mills. Learning his craft with DC Thomson in Dundee, Pat would go on to create Battle Picture Weekly (later, just Battle), 2000AD, Action and Diceman (a role-playing comic several years ahead of it’s time, it would ... Read More »

The Return of the Marvel UK Heroes: An interview with Alan Cowsill

Unless you’ve been living under a stone, you’ll be aware we’ve been giving a lot of coverage to Marvel’s Revolutionary War series, featuring the return of the Marvel UK heroes first created at the instigation of the company’s Editorial Director, Paul Neary, back in 1992 here on downthetubes.net. I’ll freely admit this perhaps unusual dalliance with superheroes is down to ... Read More »

Image Control, the Mega-City Way: Douglas Wolk talks Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd Mega-City Two Sample 03

Douglas Wolk is an acclaimed author and critic. He has written about comics and music for publications such as Rolling Stone, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two – a five-issue mini-series drawn by Ulises Farinas, the first issue of which sees release by IDW this month – is his first major comic book work. ... Read More »

Panel Borders: Designing Comics

Comics by Robert M Ball, Rian Hughes, Mike Medaglia and Karen Rubins

Designing comics: In a coda to a trio of shows about the use of fine art in comics, Alex Fitch looks at graphic design in comics, in a panel discussion with Rian Hughes (2000AD), Karen Rubins (V and A artist in residence), Robert Ball (Winter’s Knight) and Mike Medaglia (The Comix Reader). Hughes talks about his segue from being a ... Read More »

Creating Museum Magic: An Interview with Neill Cameron

Neill Cameron at work on his giant comics mural for the Story Museum, Oxford. Image courtesy the Story Museum

Neill Cameron is a cartoonist and (occasional) educationalist whose comic strips have appeared in The DFC and The Phoenix. Recently, he was commissioned to create a gigantic comic strip that could be mounted on the side of the Story Museum in Oxford (a museum dedicated to children’s literature). I decided to have a chat with him about that project as ... Read More »

Creator Talk: 6 Questions For Graphic Novelists metaphrog

Glasgow based metaphrog are the Franco-Scottish couple, artist Sandra Marrs and writer John Chalmers who have been creating comics graphic novels and illustrations since 1996 to much critical acclaim, including three Eisner Award nominations, and were Highly Commended for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards. Their best known work is their series of self-published Louis books but they have also produced ... Read More »

WebFind: An Interview with TV21 and Look-In artist Mike Noble

Comic Artist Mike Noble

Back in 2011, artist Chris Thompson interviewed veteran comics artist Mike Noble , best known for his work on TV Century 21 and Look-In (on strips such as Fireball XL5, Zero X, Follyfoot and Timeslip, to name but a few) about his long career, and I came across the video on YouTube. Mike – perhaps one of the best known ... Read More »

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