Pride Illustrated at Foyles

Illustrators, cartoonists and artists gathered in London yesterday to discuss graphic literature and queer culture as part of Pride London, for an event chaired by comics expert Paul Gravett.

The line up at the event, held at Foyles book shop, included Kate Charlesworth, David Shenton, whose work is currently on show at the Glasgow Musesum of Modern Art as part of sh(OUT), Sina (The Book of Boy Trouble) Shamsavari, Rachael House, whose work features in the forthcoming US anthology Spilling Over, and Howard Hardiman . Unfortunately, Jeremy Dennis, who is producing comics with the Whores of Mensa, and was scheduled to at the event, didn’t make it.

• For more on Pride London visit: www.pridelondon.org

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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