New Andersonic pays tribute to Sylvia Anderson, delves into UFO, Stingray

The latest issue of the excellent Gerry Anderson-inspired fanzine Andersonic, Issue 21, is available from the publication’s website www.andersonic.co.uk. Here’s what’s in the new issue:

  • Deborah Grant Interview – a new interview with former Psychobomb Deborah Grant, who recalls her time working with Mike Pratt on UFO
  • Sylvia Anderson TributesAndersonic‘s writers share their thoughts on the co-creator of Thunderbirds and more
  • Archive: In 1993 Chris Drake interviewed Gerry Anderson for his book UFO and Space: 1999‘. In the first part of the interview Gerry candidly discusses UFO.
  • John Cameron Interview – the musical director on The Protectors discusses his career and his time working with Gerry and Sylvia. And Donovan. And Psychomania
  • Thunderbirds 1965Andersonic visit the set during the filming of ‘Introducing Thunderbirds’, the second of the three episodes recently made there
  • Continuity in the 21st Century – What happens when writers ignore it, and fans pay too much attention to it?
  • Stingray:  The Disappearing Ships – revisiting one of Stingray‘s standout episodes.
  • Reviews – the Doppelgänger Blu-ray, The Vault, Fanderson’s new Space: 1999 Year One 3-CD set and more
  • Thunderbirds Are Go – the second part of Andersonic‘s ‘hepisode guide’ for this new series
  • … plus a few other things we’ve managed to shoehorn in.

Andersonic Issue 21 comprises 44 pages with colour inner and outer covers. If you’d prefer to pay by cheque or PO, please get in touch with Andersonic via their web site for their new postal address. Back issues are also (mostly) in print

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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