Rainbow Orchid wins award

Congratulations to Rainbow Orchid creator Garen Ewing, who I interviewed for downthetubes last year.

Rainbow Orchid, a wonderful acrion adventure strip which makes an affectionate tip of the hat to Tin Tin (and has a loyal French comics fan following) has been honoured by Silver Bullets contributor Regie Riby as joint winner of his Fool Britannia Webcomic of the Year 2006 (with Gun Street Girl, which I’ve not read before but looks great).

“The plot is like a Faberge Egg,” says Regie, “beautiful to behold even at the most superficial glance, but so exquisitely intricate that the closer you look the more you see.” He’s not wrong: check it out for yourself at: www.garenewing.co.uk/rainboworchid.

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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