Psycho Gran by David Leach

David Leach’s “Psycho Gran” heads to Belle Vue! (the pub, of course…)

Psycho Gran #2 - CoverAn exhibition of art from Psycho Gran opens at the Belle Vue Pub in High Wycombe on Wednesday (6th February 2019), running for six weeks, with creator David Leach attending the opening night.

Psycho Gran – recently seen within the digital pages of Aces Weekly, with other adventures available in print from Titan Comics, is the creation of  David Leach, who has worked in the  comics industry for many years, starting out as the ‘ghost artist’ of Henry’s Cat.

David Leach at work on an instalment of Psycho Gran. Or maybe he just likes eating pencils.
David Leach at work on an instalment of Psycho Gran. Or maybe he just likes eating pencils.

A cartoonist and editor “with a larger than life personality”, currently at Titan Comics, he’s worked for IPC, Marvel UK, Marvel US, BBC Worldwide, Panini, Egmont, Tundra, and Fleetway.

His work has appeared in The Sunday Times, the Daily TelegraphThe Sun and Private Eye as well as Whizzer & ChipsGasBrain DamageUTMoose KidCasper and also within the pages of 1980s cult comics, TOXIC! and OINK!, where he created Pyscho Gran and “The Dinner Ladies from Hell”. In addition to this, David co-wrote and drew The Toxic Crusaders for Marvel.

"Psycho Gran - In Memoriam" features in Aces Weekly Volume 37
“Psycho Gran – In Memoriam” features in Aces Weekly Volume 37

In his role as editor for Titan Comics, he works on a variety of titles including The Blacklist, The PrisonerAnno DraculaHammer’s The MummyCaptain KronosLenoreFighting AmericanDan DareWallace & Gromit and Adventure Time.

He’s also edited collections of vintage comic strips including Betty BoopMandrake The MagicianFlash GordonJane and Roy of the Rovers.

The exhibition includes original artworks, comics, postcards etc and David will at the opening night tomorrow, the event starting at 7.00pm.

“The Belle Vue is a great little pub with a great atmosphere,” David enthuses.

• Psycho Gran Exhibition, Belle Vue Pub, 45 Gordon Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP13 6EQ opens Wednesday 5th February 2019 and runs for six weeks. For those of you coming in from London, the pub is right next to the station, just cross over the bridge on Platform 2 to Platform 3 and exit into the  par park, then walk along the Gordon Road, that runs beside the railway lines. It’s less than a five minute walk from the station.

More information about the Psycho Gran exhibition here on Facebook

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “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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