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

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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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