GetMyComics teases SHIFT Winter Special, featuring strip by veteran 2000AD artist Alan Langford

Publisher and comics distributor GetMyComics has revealed plans for a SHIFT Winter Special will be released on 16th December 2021.

Crammed with great comic strips, including an all-new strip, “The Star-Drake of Dumnonia”, by veteran 2000AD comic artist Alan Langford; Another Time and Place” by Hal Laren; and “Secret History” by Lyndon Webb and cover artist Lee Milner.

“The Star-Drake of Dumnonia”, by Alan Langford
Art by Alan Langford
Art by Hal Laren
Art by Hal Laren
“Secret History” by Lyndon Webb and Lee Milner
Art by Lyndon Webb and Lee Milner

Better known now as an equestrian artist, a full member of the Society of Equestrian Artists specialising in Equestrian, Fantasy and Historical art, Alan Langford began his artistic career in 1979. Back then, he was working as a full time illustrator of topographical scenes in pen and ink, which were transferred on to copper plaques.

After three years, he went freelance, working through a Fleet Street artists agency, mainly illustrating comics, including 2000AD, Eagle and SuperNaturals.

Last year, he self-published The Secret of the Aesir, a beautiful self-contained graphic novel, melding hard SF with Norse myth.

The upcoming SHIFT Special is additional to regular title – Issue 8 on sale now.

SHIFT Magazine Issue 8 is on sale in all good comic shops and newsagents now – and copies are available at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival from B7 Media | Order SHIFT Issue 8 here| Buy single issues and subscribe here on the SHIFT online store

Read our review of The Secret of the Aesir

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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