One of the UK’s leading comic-book writers, he is currently writing Doctor Who for IDW Comics; Uncanny for Dynamite; and Thief of Thieves for Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman at Skybound.
Andy, who lives in Lancaster, is best known for co-creating the New York Times bestselling action thriller The Losers, which was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Awards, with long-time collaborator Jock. The feature film adaptation opened worldwide in 2010. Their graphic novel Green Arrow: Year One was also a major influence on the hit TV show, Arrow.
Andy’s previous work includes the FBI thriller Rat Catcher for Vertigo Crime; Batman, Hellblazer, Adam Strange and Swamp Thing for DC Comics/Vertigo; Daredevil, Shadowland, Thunderbolts, Dark Reign: Hawkeye and Six Guns for Marvel; Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper for Virgin Comics; Bionic Commando for Capcom; Lenny Zero for 2000AD; and Silent Dragon with superstar artist Leinil Yu.
I’ll be talking to him about how be broke into the comics business, his time as editor at 2000AD, his first comic work and his approach to creating comics; and finding out what’s coming next for this prolific and talented author, who may have news hot from this week’s New York Comic Con to share with the audience.
There are many more 2000AD creators at the Festival, including Carlos Ezquerra, Robbie Morrison and John Wagner, and there’s a a very special celebration of the evolution and influence of the ever-popular comic on Saturday night (details here).
• Andy Diggle – More than a Snapshot, Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Sunday 20th October 2013 (12:30 – 13:30) The Brewery Arts Centre: Screen One
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.