Andy Diggle Joins Shrewsbury International Comic Art Festival Line-Up

Andy Diggle

Andy Diggle

Top comics writer and former 2000AD editor  Andy Diggle is the latest big name creator to confirm for the Shrewsbury International Comic Art Festival.

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Andy’s most recent projects include Thief of Thieves with Robert Kirkman at Skybound, Uncanny and Control at Dynamite, Captain America: Living Legend at Marvel, Doctor Who at IDW Comics, and the creator-owned thriller Snapshot with long time collaborator Jock.

Andy and Jock are best known for creating the Vertigo thriller The Losers, which was adapted into a 2010 feature film starring Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Idris Elba, and Green Arrow: Year One, which inspired the hit TV show Arrow.

Lancaster-based Andy’s previous work includes the FBI thriller Rat Catcher for Vertigo Crime; Batman , Hellblazer, Swamp Thing and Adam Strange for DC Comics/Vertigo; Daredevil , Thunderbolts, Dark Reign: Hawkeye and Six Guns for Marvel; Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper  for Virgin Comics; Bionic Commando for Capcom; “Lenny Zero” and “Snow/Tiger” for 2000AD; and the epic sci-fi action thriller Silent Dragon with superstar artist Leinil Yu.

“We are very happy to welcome Andy to Shrewsbury this year to be part of this very special weekend,” says organiser Shane Chebsey.

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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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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