Hand Up For Jon Haward – Can You Help?

Alan Grant (left) and Jon Haward. Photo via Jon Haward
Alan Grant (left) and Jon Haward. Photo via Jon Haward

(Updated 26th March): Artist Jon Haward (above, left, with Alan Grant) – whose credits include 2000AD, Eagle, adapting Shakespeare, co-creator of “Tales of the Buddha” and much more – needs our help. 

A hugely talented and much-admired comics creator who’s more than happy to take on new work, do workshops, be part of a convention line-up, he urgently needs some assistance to get him past some immediate financial issues that have hit him hard and need addressing as soon as possible. 

I’ve known Jon for many years. He’s a hugely talented artist with an incredible back catalogue of work (some samples below), who would be more than happy to work on new projects – but just needs a hand getting over some financial difficulties.

I’ve set up this JustGiving page to raise £1000 on his behalf which I hope you can support or share. If you can donate anything to help him over a hurdle that’s none of his making, please give him your support so he can get back to doing what he does best – drawing comics. Thank you.

UPDATE 26/3/16: The comics community and others have rallied to Jon’s support, donating both privately and publicly to help him. Together, we raised over £2000 in the first 24 hours of this campaign, and there have been offers of help in other, practical ways. Donations are still welcome but all of Jon’s many friends have done a wonderful thing. Thank you.

Please help Jon: donate here on JustGiving (or simply share the page – it all helps)

Check out Jon’s blogJon Haward Fan Page on Facebook | Follow Jon on Twitter @ARTOFJONHAWARD

Judge Dredd art by Jon Haward for a charity print for this year's Invasion Colchester event . Only 30 colour prints (coloured by Nigel Dobbyn) will made and Jon's art will be auctioned for the event.
Judge Dredd art by Jon Haward for a charity print for this year’s Invasion Colchester event . Only 30 colour prints (coloured by Nigel Dobbyn) will made and Jon’s art will be auctioned for the event.
The cover of Spectacular Spider-man #93 by Jon Haward
The cover of Spectacular Spider-man #93 by Jon Haward
Cover art for Macbeth by Jon Haward
Cover art for Macbeth by Jon Haward
A dramatic panel from Jon - Hulk versus Thor!
A dramatic panel from Jon – Hulk versus Thor!

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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