Legend of Bill Begins


Cartoonist David Reddick has unveiled his new webcomic and labour of love, Legend of Bill.

“It’s a series set in a realm of swords, sorcery and stupidity!,” says David, who I’ve known for a while now since my time editing Star Trek Magazine for Titan.

The series centres on Bill, a man who tires of his 9 to 5 office job as a file clerk intern at the local castle. So he quits and sets out on adventures with Frank, his faithful lil’ blue dragon friend. But no one said it was going to be easy…

“Bill and Frank are a couple of characters fed up with their everyday existence and desiring something more out of life,” says David. “Something I think we can all relate to in one way or another.”

David Reddick is a professional cartoonist and creator who, in addition to Legend of Bill, also draws “The Trek Life” for the official Star Trek web site www.STARTREK.com, “Gene’s Journal” and “Rod & Barry” for www.Roddenberry.com, and is a staff cartoonist at Paws, Inc., where he works on the Garfield comic strip.

His work can also be seen worldwide in newspapers, magazines, on products and Websites for clients like CBS Studios, Paramount Pictures, Roddenberry Productions, Nickelodeon Magazine, Star Trek Magazine, New York Times UpFront, NCAA, Canson, Inc, CBSMobile, ROK Comics and Artizans Syndicate to name a few.

• New strips will be published on the Legend of Bill every Tuesday and Thursday.

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John Freeman

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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