Yet More Starblazing In Dundee

After the Starblazer calendar, the Starblazer Adventures role playing game and the Starblazer artwork exhibition at the Lamb Gallery in Dundee, the Starblazer bandwagon continues to roll on.

As we mentioned back in July, sculptor Trevor Gordon was working an exhibition of his sculptures inspired by DC Thomson’s Starblazer comic. This exhibition will now take place at Dundee’s Mills Observatory beginning with a preview on the evening of Wednesday 9 September after which the exhibition will be open to the public each day (except Mondays in September) from Thursday 10 September until Monday 30 November. In addition to Trevor’s original sculptural pieces, the exhibition will include original Starblazer artwork from DC Thomson’s archive. Admission is free.

Anyone unfamiliar with DC Thomson’s science fiction digest should read the overview of the title written by its editor, Bill McLoughlin, on the downthetubes main site.

As the Mills Observatory remains a working observatory, its opening hours change and expand as the evenings draw in and so it is best to check with their website as the exact opening hours on any given day.

With a 2009 calendar on the wall, an impressive role playing game book and now two exhibitions, how much longer will it be until a publisher decides that reprinting some of the actual Starblazer stories would be a good thing?

There are more details of the exhibition and its opening times at the Mills Observatory’s website.

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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