Sneak Peek: Keith Burns first cover for Commando

Top aviation and comics creator Keith Burns has joined the Commando Comics team as a cover artist.

Commando 5207 American Avenger
Commando 5207 American Avenger

His first cover for the title – Issue 5207, “American Avenger” is on sale next week and comes ahead of the release of another of his projects, Out of the Blue, created with Garth Ennis for US publisher Aftershock Comics.

An award winning aviation artist and commercial illustrator, Keith has illustrated comics for the past decade – and is perhaps best known to downthetubes readers for his work on Titan Comics revival of the Battle Picture Weekly Star, airman Johnny Red.

Art by Keith Burns
Art by Keith Burns
Art by Keith Burns
Art by Keith Burns
Art by Keith Burns
Art by Keith Burns

Keith joined the Guild of Aviation Artists in 2012 and won the Messier Dowty award for best acrylic painting in show in 2015. In 2016, he was made a full member of the Guild, had his first solo exhibition at the RAF Club in London and won Aviation Painting of the Year.

In addition to his comics work, he’s also illustrated a Ladybird World War Two series, written by James Holland.

• Commando Comics Online: www.commandocomics.com

• Keith Burns Official Site: www.keithburns.co.uk | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

 Out of the Blue is on sale from 19th March 2019. Pre-order it here from Amazon (using this link helps support downthetubes, thank you)

• Check out Aftershock Comic’s here: aftershockcomics.com

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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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