Comic Book Movies

Brian Bolland has provided the artwork for the “Comic Book Movies – Graphic novels on the big screen” festival at the BFI on London’s Southbank.

Showing a non-identified spandex-wearing hero (is it Directorman? FirstGripman? Gafferman?) the season of movies is on now and runs until the end of August.

As previously reported here, movies being shown (at BFI Southbank) as part of the festival include Superman, Flash Gordon, Dick Tracy, 300, Ghost World, Hellboy and Iron Man.

The BFI IMAX will also be showing a number of movies including V for Vendetta, The Dark Knight and an X-Men trilogy all-nighter (introduced by Sir Ian McKellen).

• More details from www.bfi.org.uk/comics

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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  1. Would his sidekick be “Best Boy”?

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