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Two Thargs descend on Stoke Newington for celebratory 2000AD chat

Steve MacManus. Photo: Steve Cook
Steve MacManus. Photo: Steve Cook

2000AD, the beloved weekly home of Judge Dredd turns 40 years old this year. As part of the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, celebrate with two insiders who’ve worn the mantle of ‘Tharg’, alien editor of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.

Steve MacManus edited 2000AD in its 1980s heyday, and current editor Matt Smith presides over a new golden age.

The two Thargs have the skinny on favourite characters, top creators and more. Steve will be signing copies of The Mighty One: My Life Inside The Nerve Centre.

Moderated by Andrew Harrison of the Bigmouth pop culture podcast. Suitable for Earthlets of all ages.

2000AD at 40: A Tale of Two Thargs 4.00pm Sunday 4th June, 181 Stoke Newington Church St, Stoke Newington, London N16 0UL. Part of the Stoke Newington Literary Festival

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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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