Women in Comics

(with thanks to Matthew Badham): With the opening of the Live Lines Exhibtion in Richmond, Bridgeen Gillespie has an article in the PDF-delivered Verbal Magazine this week, revealing why comics aren’t just for boys anymore – if they ever were, given the sales of girls comics in the pat – and gives her guide to what’s best, by and for girls, in print and on the web.

Live Lines showcases original artwork and comics by the cream of the UK underground and independent scene, presenting this dynamic, accessible, yet marginalised medium to a wider public. This exhibition also features work by young people as part of our Manga Lives project.

Sadly, details of the exhibition are incorrect at the end of the item in the Magazine: here’s the correct information:

Live Line Comics Open 1 March – 12 April Free admission

Riverside Gallery
Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond
Telephone: 020 8831 6000
Email: artsinfo@richmond.gov.uk

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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