Preston Comic Con puts the “comic” back into “Comic Con”, adding three 2000AD artists to line-up

Preston Comic Con 2017 = Karl Richardson
Three amazing comic guests have recently been added to the line-up for Preston Comic Con, taking place on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at the city’s Guild Hall.

Joining a line-up that already included comic creators John Higgins and Lew Stringer, Doctor Who book cover artist Chris Achilleos and numerous film and TV stars such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon are Phil Winslade (whose credits include 2000AD‘s Judge Dredd, and Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Ant Man, Batman, Jonah Hex and many more); Jake Lynch (Judge Dredd, The Dark Judges, Sinister Dexter, Tales from the Black Museum, Future Shocks) and Karl Richardson (Warhammer, 2000AD, Judge Dredd and Sinister Dexter). 

More comic guests have yet be announced, and the event organisers should be proud (as with many others such as the teams behind ICE, True Believers and more) of putting the “comic” back into Comic Con.

• Tickets for Preston Comic Con can be purchased from That Comic Shop on Friargate, Preston or online at

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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