Creator Spotlight: Comic Artist John Charles

Doctor Who art by John Charles

Here’s a fun, faux, Doctor Who comic cover we thought you’d enjoy, by John Charlesa fine colourist and comic artist I’ve known for some years now – and currently seeking work.

John has been into comics since he was twelve and is now a professional comic book artist, colourist and Lecturer in Comic Book Art at Staffordshire University. 

Along the way, he’s been a graphic designer for Trident Comics, drawn and digitally painted covers and illustrated some “Future Shocks” for 2000AD, pencilled for Marvel UK, provided cover art for Antarctic Press in the US, and coloured Spectacular Spider-Man and a variety of other strips for Panini UK’s Marvel Heroes comic.
He also co-wrote a three-part story for them, back when Panini could originate new stories, co-starring Spider-Man and the X-Men.

Most recently, he’s provided colouring for Boom Studios on their ‘Extermination’ comic and illustrated a Judge Dredd comic book cover for IDW.

Check out his Facebook page here or his DeviantArt page

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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