Anderson Entertainment has teased the cover of their upcoming UFO Comic Anthology, bringing together strips published in the 1970s weekly comics Countdown and TV Action – and is soliciting views on their comic plans.
Inspired by the first Gerry and Sylvia Anderson live action series, the “UFO” strip featured by artists that included John M. Burns, Jon Davis, Brian Lewis, Gerry Haylock and more.
Gerry’s son, producer Jamie Anderson, has share a reader survey about the UFO Comic Anthology, hoping to reach the wider comics community through downthetubes and “to make sure we’ve not missed anything and so we can get a feel for what’s important to readers.”
More details on content will follow, and be ready for a livestream on from Anderson Entertainment about the project soon, with Jamie and downthetubes publisher John Freeman soon.
Pre-orders for the book will open very soon. Keep an eye on the Gerry Anderson web shop for details, or sign up for their newsletter.
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.