Comics is All You Need: Oxford Comics Network spotlights The Beatles, Cold War!

This week’s free meeting of the Oxford Comics Network offers an intriguing look at Science Fiction and Beatles comics.

The meeting at TORCH will be hearing from – and debating with – Jordan Newton (from Canterbury Christ Church University), who will explore science fiction comics as an allegory of the Cold War.

This discussion will be followed by an appearance from Katie Kessler (from Oxford University), who will discuss representation of The Beatles in comics and cartoons.

The Oxford Comics Network meets every fortnight during university terms. Everyone welcome – you don’t need to be a student. The events are free, refreshments supplied.

• Oxford Comics Network 5.15pm Tuesday, 27th November, TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre for Humanities), Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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