Watch: Kicking it Old School – Talking British Comics at 2000AD’s 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival

John Higgins, John Freeman, Ian Kennedy and Jesus Redondo. Photo: Wakefield Carter

2000AD has posted a video of the panel called “Kicking it Old School” from last month’s 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival (our feature on the event is here).

Chaired by myself, the panel featured John Higgins, Ian Kennedy and Jesus Redondo (with Guillermo Ortego tranlating) as we discussed the rich history of British comics.

As I mentioned in our feature, proceedings were livened up by former Starlord and 2000AD staffer Chris Lowder who regaled us with stories of those comic’s early days from the audience, much to our delight!

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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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