Brett Ewins reveals novel plans for 2014

Milligan and McCarthy book launch at Gosh LondonPete Milligan and Brendan McCarthy were at Gosh in London last night to launch their new Dark Horse collection, Best of Milligan and McCarthy – a deluxe collection of hard-to-find gems from the taleneted duo.

Also there was  Brett Ewins was there, looking tanned, characteristically dapper and well after his difficult experiences in recent times that led to a period in confinement.

He joined Pete and Brendan ‘on stage’, chipping in with memories of Strange Days, and Pete and Brendan gave Brett credit for first introducing them (at the time when they started creating comics, they were studying at different art colleges).

During the evening, Brett revealed the event was the first time he’d been outside Hanwell and Ealing (and his first time on a train) since he got out of prison late last year. He spoke very enthusiastically about a novel he’s nearly finished, which he said will be published next year by his old freiend and former 2000AD editor Alan McKenzie.

“I was hoping Brett might be there,” Tom Murphy told downthetubes, “but was really pleased to see and hear how well he seems after what must have been a nightmarish couple of years.”

Great to hear Brett was out and about and we’re looking forward to hearing about his new novel.

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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