Issue 22 of the fabulous Gerry Anderson series/inspired zine Andersonic is on sale now available from their website (and eBay for a short period in the Collectibles > SF > Thunderbirds section).
This issue includes:
David Palmer interview – Model maker David talks about his time in the Century 21 effects workshop on Captain Scarlet, Joe 90 and UFO, along with tales of Thomas the Tank Engine, Derek Meddings’ Colt 45 and miniature astronauts. Plus photos of the original VG-104 miniature from Joe 90 as it is today.
Archive: In 1993, Chris Drake interviewed Gerry Anderson for his book UFO and Space:1999. In the second part of the interview Gerry candidly discusses Space: 1999.
Parker Goes to Halifax – Stephen La Riviere writes about the making of the recent Thunderbirds TV advert for the Halifax Building Society
Spirituality in the 21st Century – A look at how the Anderson series addressed this subject, from the Christmas episodes of the puppet series to the more agnostic outlook of Space: 1999‘s first series
Kit Conversion – how to build your own Red Arrow jet from Thunderbirds/ Edge of Impact
UFO/ The Psychobombs – Mike Coldwell takes another look at a favourite instalment of UFO
Pop-Up Props – Spotting the use of shop-bought toys in Stingray
Reviews of the Invasion UFO and UFO Blu-rays along with Fanderson’s Space 1999 Year 2 soundtrack and Ed Bishop interview CDs
Strip Story – A look at the UFO comic strip “Voyage of Disaster” from TV Action back in 1972, drawn by John M. Burns
… plus art by Richard Smith and some other stuff the team have managed to cram into just 44 of action-packed pages with colour inner and outer covers.
• Buy the magazine now from the web site at www.andersonic.co.uk
• If you’d prefer to pay by cheque or PO, please get in touch for our new postal address. Back issues are also (mostly) in print
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.