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Re-staging Halo Jones: the inside story

Ballad of Halo Jones Stage Play Poster - 2012

  When the Forbidden Planet International blog heard that there was going to be a new stage version of Halo Jones produced at the Lass O’Gowrie pub in Manchester (a spot already well known to local science fiction and comics fans), they sent roving reporter Bat Cardigan to find out what it was all about! The following interview with Lass ... Read More »

Halo Jones stage play poster

Ballad of Halo Jones Stage Play Poster - 2012

Here’s the poster for the new Ballad of Halo Jones play at the Lass O’Gowrie in Manchester which we plugged recently. The art is by Adrian Salmon, who’s been a regular contributor to Doctor Who Magazine for many years, and he’s posted the original art and its creation process on his blog.     • More info on the Lass, ... Read More »

Exclusive: Halo Jones stage play at the Lass O’Gowrie

Ballad of Halo Jones Stage Play Poster - 2012

  Manchester’s Lass O’Gowrie pub – already famed for its comics and Doctor Who-related events – is staging Alan Moore and Ian Gibson’s The Ballad of Halo Jones as a fringe play in January next year. “It’s an adaptation of the first two books using the ground floor or the pub as the set,” landlord Gareth Kavangah tells us. “Rebellion ... Read More »

Sci-Fi Art Now Creator Interview: Nelson Evergreen

Flight of the Cosmicby Nelson Evergreen Nelson Evergreen’s work is mainly geared towards childrens’ publishing, but he tells us he likes to do a fair bit of slightly more adult/peculiar small press comics stuff on the side. His more recent include a Tom Thumb comic book for Capstone, a Wild West Pop-Up book for Templar Publishing, and an Edgar Allen ... Read More »

Sci-Fi Art Now Creator Interview: Chris Askham

Space Ape by Chris Askham For as long as he can remember, British artist Chris Askham has had an obsessive desire to draw comic strips, beginning at an early age by copying characters out of The Dandy and then progressing to tracing panels of Judge Anderson from issues of 2000AD. As he began to gain an understanding of how comics ... Read More »

Sci-Fi Art Now Creator Interview: Kevin Levell

A mock cover for 2000AD byKev Levell Kevin ‘Kev’ Levell was introduced to British weekly science fiction comic 2000AD at the age of 11 or 12 and from that point on he knew I wanted to be a comic artist. “It’s only in the last couple of years that I’ve really tried to make that dream a reality,” he says. ... Read More »

Sci-Fi Art Now Creator Interview: Neil Roberts

Neil Roberts is a freelance artist and lecturer who’s worked in the videogame industry as a character artist for 12 years before going fully freelance in October 2008. In his time he worked on games such as Colin McRae Rally, Micro Machines, Ice Age 2 and Haze amongst many, many others.  As a freelancer, he’s currently the series artist on ... Read More »

Sci-Fi Art Now Creator Interview: Steve Sampson

Steve Sampson, whose art graces the cover of the US edition of SciFi Art Now, was born in the East End of London and now lives and works in Brighton in the UK. After leaving Chelsea Art Collage he worked as a sheet metal worker for three years (“Something that I believe gives me a real understanding of what really ... Read More »

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