Artist Nigel Dobbyn ‘invades’ Redcar!

Sample Art by Nigel Dobbyn

Sample Art by Nigel Dobbyn


Catch 2000AD, Sonic The Hedgehog and The Beano artist Nigel Dobbyn at the Invasion exhibition at Kirkleatham Museum near Redcar this Sunday and the next.

Aside from hearing first-hand how comic strips are developed, you might even pick yourselves up a free comic…

“I’m talking about my career and about creating a Billy the Cat comic strip and sketching aliens as part of the Museum’s ‘Invasion’ exhibition,” says Nigel. “I’ve got a couple of days of workshops during the half term as well.

“I’ll also be giving away tons of unwanted comics and graphic novels on the Sundays.”

Invasion! Kirkleatham Museum, 2013Kirkleatham Museum is currently staging Invasion!, an exhibition of creatures, costumes and props from everyone’s favourite science fiction films which runs until 3rd November. The  exhibition brings together a plethora of famous and infamous scary monsters from Alien, Lost in Space, Mars Attacks!, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Predator, Robocop, Star Wars and The X-Files.

Admission to Invasion! is £2.00 per adult/ £1.00 per child (Under 5’s free). Kirkleatham Museum is at The Pavilion, Redcar TS10 5NW. Opening times: Tuesday Sunday 10am 4pm last entry 3.30pm. More info on the exhibition here


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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