Alan Grant At The Borders Book Festival

On the same day as artist Bryan Talbot and others will be in Dundee for the Dundee Literary Festival, writer Alan Grant will be at Melrose in the Scottish Borders for the Borders Book Festival.

Alan Grant will be interviewed by novelist Ian Rankin on his career from DC Thomson to the Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde via 2000AD and Batman.
They willl be appearing in the Festival Marquee at 8pm on Sunday 22 June. Tickets cost £12 and, for those unable to make it to Melrose, BBC Radio Scotland’s Radio Cafe will be recording the event for later broadcast.

More details are available on the Borders Books Festival website.

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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