Ellis, Grant in Dundee for Comics Day

Warren Ellis and Alan Grant are to headline Comics Day at this year’s Dundee Literary Festival.

The pair will give a talk about their careers at the festival on 28 June, which will also include a session devoted to 2000AD, considered the most successful and influential British science fiction comic still in publication.

“Each year the Comics Day grows in profile,” Dr Christopher Murray, the organiser of Comics Day, told The Scotsman, “and it is my intention to make it a staple event, underscoring Dundee’s central position as the home of comic culture in the UK.”

He added Comics Day gave the festival a dimension most literary celebrations lacked.

• Dundee Literary Festival: www.literarydundee.co.uk

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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