Comic Artist Mike Noble

WebFind: An Interview with TV21 and Look-In artist Mike Noble

Back in 2011, artist Chris Thompson interviewed veteran comics artist Mike Noble , best known for his work on TV Century 21 and Look-In (on strips such as Fireball XL5, Zero X, Follyfoot and Timeslip, to name but a few) about his long career, and I came across the video on YouTube.

Comic Artist Mike Noble

Mike – perhaps one of the best known and most accomplished British comic artists ever – talks about his early days as an illustrator and his work for both TV Century 21 and Look-in and shows some of his original art illustrations recalling his experiences during World War 2 – including the day he thought he might be killed by a German V1 bomb!

Mike Noble recalls how a V1 bomb attack during World War Two
Mike Noble recalls how a V1 bomb attack during World War Two

The video offers a terrific look at Mike’s work and attitude to life in retirement. He’s a guest at the first official Andercon next April, as we reported last month.

A fascinating insight into the background of one of the best adventure artists to grace British comics.

Chris Thompson, who conducted the interview, is part of SKPB,  a group of filmmakers “based on a secret island in the East Atlantic” whose other videos include a fan recreation of the missing Doctor Who episode Mission to the Unknown and this video re-imagining Gerry Anderson’s Stingray in Red October style.

• Watch the Mike Noble interview on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpY0Y5uCGi8

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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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