Robbie Morrison, co-creator of 2000AD‘s “Nikolai Dante”, is the guest of the latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast – available now.
Robbie discusses his work at 2000AD, starting with the Judge Dredd Megazine and the creation of Nikolai Dante and then onto his own projects including White Death with Charlie Adlard and Drowntown with Jim Murray. He also looks at the work he’s doing on the Traces of the Great War anthology with Charlie.
Scottish comic book writer Robbie Morrison grew up in the villages of Linwood and Houston, but as no one outside of Scotland has heard of them, he usually claims he’s from Glasgow.
In a 24-year career, he has scripted the adventures of iconic characters including Judge Dredd, Batman, Spider-Man and, most recently, Doctor Who.
One of this year’s Festival guests, he’s perhaps best known to date for the Eagle award-winning “Nikolai Dante” saga for 2000AD, now available as graphic novels.
He has created many other popular series and characters, including Blackheart, Drowntown, Shakara, Shimura and The Bendatti Vendetta, and has worked with some of the most respected artists in the business, including Dave Gibbons and fellow Scot Frank Quitely.
Robbie is also the writer of the acclaimed World War One graphic novel White Death, co-created with Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard and recently featured in a French documentary film. “Without a Trace”, a short follow-up to White Death, will appear in Traces of the Great War, a new anthology of illustrated stories for NOW 14-18 launching at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018.
Hosts Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates also review Tumult by John Harris Dunning and Michael Kennedy, a new graphic novel and a terrific psychological thriller published by SelfMadeHero that will grip you page by page.
They also discuss the events being held on the evenings of this years Festival now the 2018 Programme is available, which you can download here from the Festival’s official site.
Finally the Podcast rounds off with the latest song by North West-based Sean Moore called “Kiss Me Twice”- which features Ian and Nikki are in the video. Buy the track here on Bandcamp.
• Listen to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 33: Robbie Morrison here
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival returns to Kendal in the Lake District in October 2018: www.comicartfestival.com
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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.