Comic Soapbox Scotland showcases best of Scots political comics

Logo and banner design by Chris Baldie (  Banner artwork by MJ Wallace, creator of "Rollerskates and Breakfast Dates" (
Logo and banner design by Chris Baldie. Banner artwork by MJ Wallace, creator of Rollerskates and Breakfast Dates


A new comics project, Comic Soapbox Scotland, is showcasing politically engaged comics created in Scotland. The team behind it say the project is non-partisan and wants to hear from everyone working in the field of political comic comment.

Cartoonists featured so far include David Kerr, Bob Turner, Emma Johncock, David B Cooper and the Scottish Cartoon Art Studio’s Terry Anderson, who is one of the artists in The Auld Acquaintance exhibition, featuring caricatures, editorial cartoons and comic strips on the Scottish independence referendum, at the Leiper Fine Art, West George Street, Glasgow until 19th September. It will also be shown in London, Lleida and Limoges in the autumn.

Gill Hatcher and Stephen Goodall will be talking about Comic Soapbox Scotland as part of the Auld Aquaintance programme on Saturday 6th September. It’s a free event but please book ahead here.

 • You can find out more about The Auld Acquaintance at the Cartoon Art Studio website, and you can follow Terry’s work on twitter

• Submit Comics to Comic Soapbox Scotland via Tumblr at

Logo and banner design by Chris Baldie. Banner artwork by MJ Wallace, creator of Rollerskates and Breakfast Dates

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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