This has nothing to do with comics but definitely worth a mention — in terms of potential bragging this one pretty much tops several list.
Blogging from space.
E-mail is set in batches from the ISS three times a day so there was no opportunity for “real-time” reportage, but the blog must surely be a bit of a first for Netizens.
In one of her final entries from orbit the Iranian-born Ansari writes of her experience and feedback from readers:
“My trip is coming to an end but my dreams have just started.
“You tell me in your messages that I have inspired you… Well I have to admit you all have inspired me right back… Every time I feel like I’m drowning in the sadness of my departure from the space station, I try to reach for one of your messages and pull myself out and look forward to what we can all do together.”
Yep, that sounds like a Star Trek fan to me — and I mean that in the nicest possible way.
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.