ArtYouGrewUpWith.com's Superhero show launched on Saturday at their Radlett gallery and the venue was packed out with fans and collectors coming from all over the country, thanks to a very special picture gallery on the BBC web site and some great features in the local press.
The exhIbition, which runs until 29th June, features some incredible originals including work by Batman creatir Bob Kane and Superman co-creator Joe Schuster, some old sold out limited editions produced by AYGUW and art from other classics here like Mr Ben, Star Wars and The Simpsons.
Des Taylor, author of How to Draw Comics and Manga, was a big hit with all ages, drawing his superhero creations, and showing off The Adventures of Katie Rogers, a property that's being promoted by ITV Global.
• This free exhibition held at the Art You Grew Up With gallery at 12 Station Approach, Radlett, Hertfordshire WD7 7AP runs until 29th June. Radlett is just 20 minutes train from Kings Cross Station! London. Tel: 0800 098 8743
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.