Cartoonists Rights advocate Terry Anderson joins Granite City Con line-up

Cartoonists Tights International Network LogoTerry Anderson of the Cartoonists Rights Network returns to Granite City Comic Con in Aberdeen in May 2017, to discuss the work of the group.

Cartoonists Rights Network International is the human rights organisation specifically for cartoonists whose liberty or lives are threatened due to their work.

2015 will be remembered for the Charlie Hebdo attack but had that not occurred it still would have been the worst year on record for the persecution of cartoonists around the world.

Terry presents the stories of several cartoonists who have been arrested, imprisoned or worse for the simple of act of creating cartoons. Based in Glasgow, he’s a former president of the Scottish Artists’ Union and also a member of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation.

Other guests at the event taking place at the Hilton Treetops include 2000AD‘s John Wagner, Glen Fabry and Ryan Brown.

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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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