Comic artist Keith Burns turns his hand to new World War Two Ladybird Books

Launched earlier this year as part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Battle of Britain is an accessible, insightful and authoritative account of the most famous aerial battle in history – featuring stunning art by “Johnny Red” artist Keith Burns.

The book is written by historian, author and broadcaster James Holland, drawing on the latest research and interviews with participants to bring colour, detail and a fresh perspective to the story.

Battle of Britain is the first of a Ladybird Books 12-volume World War Two history looking at dramatic moments of the six-year conflict, part of the revival of the brand.

The series will focus on pivotal events, including Blitzkrieg, Battle of the Atlantic, war on Pacific and D-Day – and Keith Burns has been commissioned tomprovide art on two more volumes.

Battle of Britain delves into the tactics, organisation and new technologies that were brought to bear, about the different challenges faced by both the RAF and the Luftwaffe, and, above all, the skill, bravery and endurance of the airmen engaged in a contest that was of critical importance to the outcome of the war.

Battle of BritainWritten by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture.

Other books currently available in the Ladybird Expert series include Climate Change, Quantum Mechanics, Evolution and Shackleton.

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With thanks to Jeremy Briggs

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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