In a recent poll to mark the twentieth anniversary of The Simpsons, Bart Simpson has been named the nation’s favourite Simpsons character by the official Simpsons Comics, published in the UK by Titan Magazines and the company’s top-selling title.
Simpson’s patriarch Homer came in second place and Lisa was third.
“Picking up nearly half of all the votes cast, Bart was a clear winner,” noted Simpsons Comics Brand Manager, Jo Browne, “demonstrating the on-going popularity of Springfield’s anarchic first son with UK Simpsons fans.”
The top ten characters, as voted for by Simpsons Comics readers, were:
1 – Bart Simpson
2 – Homer Simpson
3 – Lisa
4 – Maggie
5 – Krusty the Clown
6 – Marge
7 – Mr Burns
8 – Ned Flanders
9 – Moe
10 – Santa’s Little Helper
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.