(with thanks to Ian Stacey): A new blog has been set up to promote the upcoming week-long Arts for Hearts auction on eBay in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, starting on 2nd November.
The blog features samples of the pieces to be auctioned, which are are all either original paintings or signed prints, all the work of professional children’s illustrators including Frances Cony (above) Korky Paul (Winnie the Witch), An Vrombaut (64 Zoo Lane) and Lynne Chapman (Class Two at the Zoo).
Proceeds from the auction, which will run for a week from 2nd November, will all go to fund research done by the transplant team at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
• For more details on the pieces involved in the auction people can visit the blog: http://art-for-hearts.blogspot.com
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.