A quick update on the BBC4 Thunderbirds documentary we reported on recently. downthetubes has been in contact with the producer of the show and he tells us production is complete and is pencilled for broadcast on 4 January 2008.
In other Gerry (and Sylvia) Anderson news, Comics International will be running a series of features on the comics inspired by his various series from #205 owards, written by the Shaqui le Vesconte, compiler of the brilliant Complete Gerry Anderson Comics History site.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.