Sean Phillips’ Phono+Graphic Exhibition opens in Carlisle

The hugely successful Phono+Graphic exhibition curated by comics artist Sean Phillips arrives in  Carlisle next week.

Phono+Graphic is a collection (including some real rarities) of vinyl record sleeves designed by comic strip artists.

The exhibition previewed at last year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal but has since traveled to Toronto, then Macclesfield and now, Carlisle, at the University Vallum Gallery at Brampton Road.

Opening on Wednesday 12th October between 5 – 7.00pm the launch night includes a set by local lo-fi noise merchants Holiday

The exhibition runs until 18th November 2016 and is open to all.

Phono+Graphic is a collaboration between the University of Cumbria and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival which takes place the weekend after (14th to the 16th October). If you haven’t been it’s a fantastic event – see this year’s programme here or visit

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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