John Ridgway Interviewed for Doctor Who Panel to Panel Podcast

Comic artist John Ridgway. Photo © Jeremy Briggs

Comic artist John Ridgway. Photo © Jeremy Briggs

Veteran comic artist John Ridgway, still drawing issues of Commando but perhaps best known for his work on 2000AD, Doctor Who Magazine and DC Comics Hellblazer, is the guest on the latest Doctor Who: Panel to Panel podcast.

A true Doctor Who comics legend, John talks about his history in comics, Doctor Who and science-fiction, mentioning, for example, DWM‘s possible cancellation when the series went off air during Colin Baker’s run on the show.

John notes that despite his many credits he still hasn’t drawn many superhero comics, despite working on Marvelman (Miracleman) for Warrior. He enthuses about Steve Parkhouse as a writer and the art of Frank Bellamy, and some of the comics he read as he grew up.

Podcaster Jeremy Bement also cover the Doctor Who news from San Diego Comic Con.

• Episode 34 of Doctor Who: Panel to Panel is at  available on iTunes or

Older episodes of Doctor Who: Panel to Panel are archived on the Internet Archive


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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