If you’re a Captain Scarlet fan, then you may be interested in some merchandise from illustrator and comic creator Graeme Neil Reid, offered on his RedBubble Store – utilising the Print on Demand company’s Fan Art Program.
Redbubble’s Fan Art Program allows artists to submit art based on a license character or show that they’d not normally be allowed to use, and Captain Scarlet is among them.
“The program doesn’t have that many licenses available and some of the ones on offer seem a bit random,” says Graeme, “but there are a few that I thought I might take a look at.”
Other properties that are part of the Fan Art Program are Alfred Hitchcock, Back to the Future, Dune (2021), Jaws, Jurassic World, The Prisoner, Space: 1999, Star Trek, Thunderbirds and Gerry Anderson’s UFO.
All of these licensed properties come with guidelines that you have to adhere to, and in many cases you can’t use actor likeness or they even just supply you assets to use. For Graeme, some Captain Scarlet art he had created fulfilled the guidelines, with a bit of modification, and has been approved for sale.
• Graeme Neil Reid is an artist and illustrator who you can support on Patreon and find online at gnreid.co.uk and can follow on Instagram or Facebook – and you can even go watch him painting over on his YouTube channel
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.