British and Irish Comic Creators and Publishers on Twitter – A Snapshot

Here’s a guide to some of the British comic creators on Twitter, sorted by their primary roles – Writer, Artist, Colourist, Letterer, Editor and Publisher and more.

PLEASE NOTE – This is by no means a complete list and we’ll be adding to it, or check out the various UK comic lists we’ve compiled on Twitter, links included here, for more accounts to follow. If you’re not here yet, you can be!

Not every British comic creator is on Twitter, of course, and some of those listed – the number of followers as of the date listed when they were added here – have stronger followers on other social media, such as Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. But we hope this list serves as a useful snapshot of British comics on one of the major social media platforms!

This feature was last amended on 20th May 2022

Creators are listed in order of number of followers on Twitter at time of first addition. Bio info grabbed at the first time of addition to this list – this information and follower numbers may have changed

Writers

Listed in order of number of followers on Twitter at time of first addition. Bio info grabbed at the first time of addition to this list – this information and follower numbers may have changed!

See also the downthetubes UK Comic Writers List

Jonathan Ross – 4.9m as of 17th May 2022
Collector, comics writer, broadcaster

Ben Aaronovitch – 34,200 as of 18th May 2022
Writer of the Peter Grant “Rivers of London” novels and comics, the latter with @andrewcartmel

Kieron Gillen – 72,600 as of 18th May 2022
Once played records for DMC to rap over. Newsletter: buttondown.email/KieronGillen/ | Website: http://kierongillen.com

Paul Cornell – 30,600 as of 17th May 2022
Writer of I Walk With Monsters, The Modern Frankenstein, the Lychford novellas, Doctor Who, Elementary, and loads of other things. (He/him).

Andy Diggle – 28,500 as of 17th May 2022
Writer of GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE, THE LOSERS, JAMES BOND and more. Former editor of 2000AD. #ADHD

• Barney Farmer – 26,400 as of 19th May 2022
Yūgen appreciation society. Writes Drunken Bakers etc for VIZ. Wrote this, this and that so…

• Al Ewing – 21,300 as of 17th May 2022

Cavan Scott – 20,600 as of 18th May 2022
Comic writer, screenwriter & NYT bestselling author. STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC. TITANS UNITED. SHADOW SERVICE. THE WARD. DEAD SEAS. Opinions my own. (He/Him)

James Roberts – 14,100 as of 18th May 2022
Writes (MTMTE, Lost Light, Starcadia Quest) and occasionally presents / Views my own, RTs not endorsements, likes definitely likes / He / Him

• Pat Mills – 12,200 as of 17th May 2022
SPACEWARP, 2000AD, Charley’s War, Requiem Vampire Knight, Accident Man

Andrew Cartmel – 7,908 as of 18th May 2022
Writer of the Peter Grant comics, with @Ben_Aaronovitch, Doctor Who and more

Ned Hartley – 5,277 as of 17th May 2022
Writer: Bananaman comic for the Beano, Steel Commando for Monster Fun, the best-selling Spider-Man: An Origin, The Big Book of Dead Things and the Marvel Atlas.

• Danny Pearson – 4,765 as of 17th May 2022
Community Engagement Officer (Hitchin & Letchworth) – Writer of Children’s Books & Comics, including the @BeanoOfficial – Owned by a pug!

Matt Garvey – 4,414 as of 18th May 2022
Comic writer with a YouTube channel where he helps new comic creators learn the craft. Website: http://Garveycomics.com, where you can buy his comics!

Simon Furman – 3,950 as of 18th May 2022
Transformers, To the Death, The Vigilant, and so much more!

David Bishop – 3,752 as of 20th May 2022
Former Tharg. Author of Cesare Aldo mysteries, novels set in Renaissance Florence

Kek-W – 3,716 as of 18th May 2022
Judge Death / 2000AD, AHOY Comics, Storyworlds, Image Comics, Commando, Battle, Misty & Scream

Gary Russell – 3,379 as of 19th May 2022
Animation producer/writer currently wrangling furry robots in Tibet. Ex-Kirrin/Dark/carpet flyer. Scared of cows and spiders. Allergic to onion. He/him

Andy Fanton – 3,360 as of 17th May 2022
Freelance writer/cartoonist for @BeanoOfficial (writing Bash St. Kids, Minnie the Minx), The Dandy, @vizcomic, BBC Radio. Contact: andyfanton@googlemail.com

• Nigel Auchterlounie – 3,176 as of 17th May 2022
I write. One thing I write is The Beano’s Dennis & Gnasher… I also draw, but mostly I write. Currently unrepresented. So, you know…

Sandra Marrs + John Chalmers (Metaphrog) – 3,164 as of 20th May 2022
Sandra Marrs artist + John Chalmers writer = Metaphrog – We make graphic novels for young readers – Award-winning – French+Scottish – Published by @papercutzGN

Nick Abadzis

Nick Abadzis – 3,106 as of 19th May 2022
Writer/Artist/Screenwriter/Dad Eisner winner: LAIKA. Also DOCTOR WHO HUGO TATE Soon: SKIN TROUBLE. #GraphicRecorder: FRB EY NASA Pfizer ESPN Ubisoft etc. He/him

Dan Whitehead – 3,024 as of 20th May 2022
IGF nominated writer. Books, comics, TV and video games. He/Him

John Paul-Bove – 2,623 as of 18th May 2022
Greatest ever comics writer [citation needed] Written and coloured for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Transformers, Dungeons and Dragons, Judge Dredd and more

Andrew Donkin – 2,164 as of 18th May 2022
Children’s author – graphic novelist – ninja assassin. Check out the graphic novel, ILLEGAL, with @EoinColfer and Giovanni Rigano

Scott Gray – 1,856 as of 19th May 2022
UK-based New Zeland Comics writer/artist. Doctor Who, Uncanny X-Men: First Class. Sells art on eBay. For commission rates, DM me or email scottzgt10@gmail.com http://linktr.ee/Scott1Gray

Mo Ali – 1,386 as of 19th May 2022
Writer, Artist, epic beard. Last seen frowning at the horizon.

Steve MacManus – 1,099 as of 17th May 2022
Author of The SheerGlam Conspiracy, companion novel to The Mighty One: My Life Inside the Nerve Centre. Scriptwriter for Blazer! the hot new comic from The77. Former Tharg

Ian Edginton – 1,057 as of 19th May 2022
Writer and Mammal

Colin Maxwell – 972 as if 17th May 2022
Writer for Commando. Artist for Blazer, Comicscene, Raid on the Forth, Flight of the Eagle. Co-host of @theBrewgooders

Paul Goodenough – 751 as of 19th May 2022
Comics writer and editor. Environmental Activist

Jo Heeley – 686 as of 17th May 2022
High strangeness, natural history, folk custom & lore. She/her. Creator of ‘Red by Night, Black by Day’ in @The77Comichttps://the77comic.bigcartel.com

Alan Cowsill – 677 as of 19th May 2022
Writer, editor, special ops geek. Check out his podcast at lastgeekinspace.buzzsprout.com for interviews with leading comic book creators

Eoin McAuley – 514 as of 19th May 2022
Author of @lamport_william. Founding Publisher of @LSComics & lend a hand when I can with @DublinComicCon. Lecturer @Pulsec

Laura Findlay – 447 as of 17th May 2022
Podcaster. Writer of comics and non-fiction. Project Manager at Screen Education Edinburgh. Thoughts my own

Gerry Finley-Day – 343 as of 17th May 2022, not very active
Rogue Trooper co-creator Gerry Finley-Day

Scott Montgomery – 333 as of 17th May 2022
Journalist and comics/prose writer. Author of 2000AD Encyclopedia, The Long, Big Kiss Goodbye novella and James Bond Word Searches: Unofficial & Unauthorised

Iain McLaughlin – 265 as of 18th May 2022
Freelance writery-person and jaded cynic. Novels, telly, radio, you name it. Edited the Beano for a bit. Always ready to try something new.

• Alan Holloway – 91 as of 20th May 2022
Writer of Sentinel comic

Artists

Listed in order of number of followers on Twitter at time of first addition. Bio info grabbed at the first time of addition to this list – this information and follower numbers may have changed!

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Follow the downthetubes UK Cartoonists List

The Etherington Brothers – 152,000 as of 18th May 2022
Creators of How to THINK When you DRAW and more, many, many comic strips

• Luke Pearson – 55,400 as of 17th May 2022
Illustrator and comic book artist. Creator of the Hilda comics and @hildatheseries

• Dave Gibbons – 44,500 as of 17th May 2022
Co-creator of Watchmen, Rogue Trooper and much more

• Declan Shalvey – 41,600 as of 17th May 2022
Artist/Writer for Marvel, Image & more MOON KNIGHT, X-MEN UNLIMITED, TIME BEFORE TIME. New series OLD DOG out August 2022

Sean Phillips – 37,300 as of 18th May 2022
Eisner Award winning comic book artist sean@seanphillips.co.uk | Instagram

• Duncan Fegredo – 37,000 as of 17th May 2022
Manipulating your emotions through art since 1988. Comics, Storyboards, Stuff.

Liam Sharp – 33,700 as of 17th May 2022
Artist (Green Lantern/Wonder Woman) writer/artist (The Brave and The Bold/StarHenge) novelist (God Killers/Paradise Rex Press, Inc.) He/him.

Sarah McIntyre – 24,500 as of 19th May 2022
UK-based American creator of comics and books, picture books and longer books with @philipreeve1. Free activities for each book on her website!

• Rachael Stott – 23,200 as of 17th May 2022
Comic artist. Currently drawing Fantastic Four

Staz Johnson – 15,900 as of 17th May 2022
Professional comicbook artist. Credits include: Judge Dredd, Batman, Catwoman, Spiderman, Robin, Thor, Avengers, Doctor Who

Marc Laming – 14,900 as of 18th May 2022
UK based. Book drawist – COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN Convention & commission representation by http://comicsketchart.com

Jamie Smart – 15,300 as of 17th May 2022
Bunny Vs Monkey, Looshkin, Megalomaniacs, Flember, Find Chaffy, Fish Head Steve, Corporate Skull, Whubble + more

Tony Husband – 14,300 as of 17th May 2022
Award winning cartoonist. Works for Private Eye and others. passionate about raising awareness of dementia

• Frank Quitely – 14,000 as of 17th May 2022
Fairly forthright

Dylan Teague – 15,200 as of 17th May 2022
Comic artist and colourist

Nick Roche – 13,500 as of 18th May 2022
Irish co-creator of SCARENTHOOD with @ChrisOHalloran. Superhero stuff for Marvel/ Robots for IDW/ Chips for Tea

ItsNotAboutWork – 13,100 – as of 18th May 2022
Incessant tweeter of hand made drawings… | Instagram
(Admittedly, not comics as such but they so could be, and they’re brilliant – John)

Charlie Adlard – 12,300 as of 19th May 2022
2017-19 Comics Laureate, Comic Artist. 2000AD, XFiles, Mars Attacks, Marvel, DC, Rock Bottom, Breath of the Wendigo, AiT, White Death & The Walking Dead.

Chris Weston – 11,500 as of 17th May 2022

Ste Pickford – 10,700 as of 19th May 2022
Having fun staying poor. I make video games & draw comics. Half of the @PickfordBros. Not won an award since primary school. Buy my comic! zee-3.com/plok/shop/

Emma Vieceli – 10,700 as of 18th May 2022
Maker of words, pictures & stories. Sometime stage bunny. tapas.io/series/BREAKS / Life is Strange / Modern Frankenstein +more

John McCrea – 9,567 as of 18th May 2022
Comic Artist and Illustrator @ Image, DC & Marvel. MWOM & Dead Eyes Art Book both now on sale in my store!

Dave Jones – 9,838 as of 19th May 2022
VIZ cartoonist. There is no such thing as too many cups of tea.

Rachael Smith – 8,582 as of 19th May 2022
Award winning comic artist and writer. QUARANTINE COMIX, WIRED UP WRONG, THE RABBIT, and more. Represented by @WatsonLittle. She/Her

• Alison Sampson – 7,488 as of 17th May 2022
Comic Artist + Illustrator HELLBOY * DEPT. OF TRUTH. * SLEEPING BEAUTIES * WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD * HIT GIRL MUMBAI * JESSICA JONES

Steve White – 7,008 as of 19th May 2022
Artist/illustrator/editor-by-night. Loves drawing monsters of myth and reality, usually fighting, especially cowboys v dinosaurs.

Gary Erskine – 6,163 as of 19th May 2022
Comics/ Storyboards/ Concept Design/ Publishing/ Teaching @rollergrrrls @WOMENSci

Will Overton – 6,034 as of 18th May 2022
Sometimes draws silly pictures. Currently at Rare but used to help make old games mags like Super Play & N64. I like all the stuff I should have grown out of.

Dan McDaid – 5,950 as of 18th May 2022
Top guy, great fella, ‘good vibes’. Draws and writes comic books… for a living?? Instagram.com/danmcdaidart

Roger Langridge – 5,864 as of 19th May 2022
UK-based New Zealand cartoonist, comic book writer and illustrator. Epitaph will read “Drew the Muppets and died”. Immigrant. http://patreon.com/hotelfred

Zoom Rockman – 5,690 as of 18th May 2022
Political Cartoonist & Puppet Animator – Youngest ever Contributor @BeanoOfficial (age 12) and then @PrivateEyeNews (age 16) 3rd Year @csmgraphics @csm_news

Mike Collins – 5,548 as of 17th May 2022
Storyboard artist on Doctor Who, Good Omens, The Witcher, His Dark Materials, -draws comics – currently: La Croix Noire

Marc Ellerby – 5,510 as of 18th May 2022
RICK AND MORTY comic artist. Contact: marc@marcellerby.com

Neill Cameron – 5,218 as of 18th May 2022
Writer / artist Neill Cameron, creator of MEGA ROBO BROS and FREDDY VS SCHOOL. MELTDOWN and FREDDY THE SUPERSTAR coming soon!

Bryan Talbot – 4,782 as of 19th May 2022
The official Bryan Talbot Twitter account. Managed by James Robertson (@brumguvnor) & J.D. Harlock (@JD_Harlock)

David Lloyd – 4,768 as of 19th May 2022
Artist/writer, widely known for V For Vendetta and other work, now publishing onscreen comic magazine, @AcesWeekly, with some of the finest creators around

Lew Stringer – 4,613 as of 17th May 2022
Professional humour comics artist/writer since 1983. Creator of Combat Colin. He’s freelanced for Beano, Dandy, Doctor Who Magazine, Viz, Oink!, and many more

Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain – 4,593 as of 17th May 20223
The Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain is the UK’s largest cartoonists’ organisation, providing a social base for cartoonists wherever they may live or work

Gary Northfield – 4,218 as of 17th May 2022
Jolly cartoonist, creator of Julius Zebra, Gary’s Garden and Derek The Sheep!

Tor Freeman 4,214 as of 18th May 2022
Illustrator from London tormalore.blogspot.com | Facebook | Represented by Penny Holroyde at Holroyde Cartey http://holroydecartey.com

Rian Hughes – 4,056 as of 19th May 2022
Illustrator/designer/typographer/writer.

Sally Jane Thompson – 3,991 as of 18th May 2022
Comics & sketch reportage. Conspiracy of Ravens (@DarkHorseComics), Under the Oak Trees (@EmetComics), The Ruby Equation (@rosypress). Repped by @jenlinnan

• Lucy Sullivan – 3,903 as of 17th May 2022
Comic Artist/Writer (she/her) • BARKING • Artist on IND-XED, Razorblades & more • Soon: BLACK HAMMER & SHELTER • Links in BIO

Jacob Phillips – 3,988 as of 18th May 2022
Artist on Image titles That Texas Blood and Newburn and award-winning colo(u)r-inner on Criminal and Reckless.

• Steve Pugh – 3,805 as of 17th May 2022
‘Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass’ ‘Hotwire’ ‘Flintstones’ ‘Animal-man’ ‘Preacher: Saint of Killers’ …. and um… ‘Super-Man Vs Terminator’ (it was the 90’s!)

Jess Bradley – 3,506 as of 18th May 2022
I draw things for kids but adults secretly enjoy them too. Scribbler of Squid Bits in The Phoenix and writer for The Beano! She/Her

Pau Scorpi – 3,465 as of 18th May 2022
Artist | Illustrator | Comics colourist | dark & dreamy

Woodrow Phoenix – 3,248 as of 19th May 2022
Hides pens around the house like alcoholics hide bottles.

David Hine – 3,422 as of 19th May 2022
Writes comics, reads comics, teaches comics…

Simone Lia – 3,420 as of 18th May 2022
Words, pictures and comics. Weekly comic in The Observer. My illustrated novel They Didn’t teach THIS in Worm School is available now

Simon Williams – 3,399 as of 18th May 2022
Professionally published artist on @Marvel‘s #IncredibleHulk and #DeathsHead. Also #WWE2K22 2K UK #Nextmaker. Horror Anthology #MonstersAreReal coming soon!

Tommy Donbavand (RIP) – 3,181 as of 18th May 2022 (No longer updated)
Tommy was the author of over 100 books, inc. Scream Street, Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow, and many more. He was proud to write for @beanoofficial | Read our tribute

Sandra Marrs + John Chalmers (Metaphrog) – 3,164 as of 20th May 2022
Sandra Marrs artist + John Chalmers writer = Metaphrog – We make graphic novels for young readers – Award-winning – French+Scottish – Published by @papercutzGN

• Steve Bright – 2,916 as of 17th May 2022
Cartoonist for The Sun

Wilbur Dawburn – 2,753 as of 17th May 2022
Cartoonist for Private Eye, Spectator, etc Tree-hugger, idler, dharma bum Currently enjoying extended Twitter-break Posting on Instagram @wilbur_dawbarn (655 followers)

Kev F Sutherland – 2,718 as of 18th May 2022
Comic creator, has given masterclasses at 2000+ schools, libraries from UK to Abu Dhabi & beyond : http://kevfcomicartist.com Shakespearian graphic novels +

Jay Gunn – 2,609 as of 19th May 2022
Worked on cult Game titles for Sony, Sega, Namco etc: Design/Art Direction/Director. Occasional Comic Book Writer/Artist – Titan Publishing. Film waffler. BAFTA

Gustaffo Vargas – 2,591 as of 19th May 2022
Peruvian Comic book artist & writer based in UK. SkrawlLord. Buy my Peruvian Cyberpunk comics at gustaffovargas.bigcartel.com

Grant Perkins – 2,548 as of 17th May 2022
Artist & writer for WWE, DoctorWho, 2000AD, DwayneHickenbottom & more

• Glenn Fabry – 2,333 as of 17th May 2022
The official Glenn Fabry Twitter account. Artist for SLAINE, PREACHER and MADI

Marc Jackson – 2,403 as of 18th May 2022
Macclesfield-based & Arts council funded, cartoonist. BEANO, Aces Weekly, Hey kids comics, Red hook star revue, ko-fi. MACC-POW! organiser | http://marcmakescomics.co.uk

Geoff Senior – 2,340 as of 18th May 2022
Transformers, Death’s Head, Dragons Claws etc.

David Cousens – 2,263 as of 18th May 2022
Creator of Worlds! Designer of Dreams! Generator of own Press Releases! (illustrator, author & storyteller) david@CoolSurface.com http://ko-fi.com/davidcousens

Neil Edwards – 2,071 as of 18th May 2022
Comic artist for Marvel, DC, Dynamite, Disney, Titan, BOOM!, Dark Horse and Valiant. Advertising and film storyboard artist

Adam Murphy – 1,969 as of 18th May 2022
AWARD WINNING Comics Artist, creator of Corpse Talk. Husband. Father. Married to @acouplecomics – the woman who brings colour to my life 🙂 Did I mention AWARD WINNING. Insufferable

• Will Simpson – 1,972 as of 17th May 2022
Artist – Game of Thrones Storyboards – Byzantium – Comic strip artist – Judge Dredd – Transformers – Aliens – Rogue Trooper – Hellblazer – Vamps – Batman LOTDK

Sean Azzopardi – 1,950 as of 19th May 2022
Cartoonist and self publisher of comics through the mighty PHATCOMICS. Always open to offers of work and collaboration. Get in touch, be great hear from you.

Laura Howell – 1,948 as of 17th May 2022
Lady artist for Beano (currently drawing Minnie the Minx), Regular Show comic and various other cartoony things. etsy.com/uk/shop/LauraH

• Nigel Parkinson – 1,917 as of 17th May 2022
Beano cartoonist, official Dennis artist, I draw things; did you notice my hair?

Matt Baxter – 1,770 as of 18th May 2022
Graphic designer. Co-founder, multi award-winning creative agency @baxterandbailey. Writer. Speaker. Draw-er. Seasider. Dad.

Andrew Turnbull – 1,700 as of 19th May 2022
Cartoonist/Editor/Designer/Grand Vizier of @TFNationltd

Alwyn Talbot – 1,680 as of 19th May 2022
Concept artist, character designer and illustrator for games and film.

• Andy Holden – 1,675 as of 17th May 2022
Artist & member of the band The Grubby Mitts

Steve McGarry – 1,579 as of 17th May 2022
Syndicated cartoonist and illustrator – winner of NCS and ACA Illustrator of the Year Awards. Partial to a dollop of Manchester City.

Steve Beckett – 1,553 as of 17th May 2022
Freelance. Draws stuff for @BeanoOfficial. Paints miniature figures @stevebpaints on Instagram. Graphic designer and illustrator for Footsore Miniatures

• Lee Townsend – 1,532 as of 17th May 2022
Artist for MARVEL, DC, Top Cow, 2000AD. Animation for Disney & Dreamworks. Instagram: leetownsendart COMMISSIONS AVAILABLE!

Andrew Wildman – 1,491 as of 18th May 2022
Co-creator of Shane the Chef. Best known for working on Transformers comic books. Production Design, Concepts and Storyboards for film and TV.

Laura Drawz – 1,390 as of 19th May 2022
Comic book artist | queer | punk | vegan

Robert Wells – 1,388 as of 19th May 2022
Cartoonist and illustrator | robertwellscomics.bigcartel.com

Pete Doree – 1,310 as of 19th May 2022
Cartoonist. ‘Stan & Jack’, ‘The Kids From Rec. Road’ & ‘The Infernal Gods Of Electric Disaster’ available at http://petedoree.bigcartel.com

Adrian Salmon – 1,527 as of 198th May 2022
Illustration & Storyboard Artist

Paul B. Rainey – 1,236 as of 19th May 2022
Winner of the Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize 2020. Regular contributor to Viz. Why Don’t You Love Me? GN announced for 2023 from D&Q.

• Chris Williams – 1,124 as of 17th May 2022
Cartoonist (dink), Illustrator, Designer, http://Dinktoons.com

Lee Robinson – 1,438 as of 18th May 2022
Brit in Canada. Animation design. I like to run far

Dave King – 1,813 as of 19th May 2022
Comic artist, better known today as a director/producer/writer/lecturer in animation/bon viveur. An Englishman in Norway. Big cheese at film site: outofdaveshead.com and at Dave King Creative

Ian Kennedy Art – 1,072 as of 17th May 2022
Account devoted to the late Ian Kennedy

Lee Sullivan – 990 as of 18th May 2022
Comic strip and concept artist, including Doctor Who, Robocop and many graphic novels; occasional rock saxophonist. Show-off.

Dave Windett – 977 as of 18th May 2022
Freelance Illustrator & Comics Artist

Robert Deas – 946 as of 18th May 2022
Professional comic artist, creator of FAWN & TRAILBLAZERS for the @phoenixcomicuk and artist on MANGA: MACBETH and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE for @SelfMadeHero

Bill Tidy – 902 as of 19th May 2022
Top Cartoonist, author, after dinner speaker, presenter and creator of the Fosdyke Saga, The Cloggies as well as many other cartoon strips.

Zak Simmonds-Hurn – 887 as of 18th May 2022
Staff Artist at The Phoenix Comic

Mark Stafford – 774 as of 19th May 2022
The Cartoon Museum’s Cartoonist in residence. Artist for books The Bad Bad Place, Lip Hook, The Man Who Laughs and CHERUBS. Illustrator,writer and such…

Ian Winterton – 745 as of 18th May 2022
Writer – plays, scripts, comics, journalism. Web ianwinterton.co.uk Agent at WGM Atlantic http://wgmtalent.com/screen-writers… Pronouns are he/him

Eoin Coveney – 713 as of 20th May 2022
Illustrator and comic artist

Martin Stiff – 687 as of 19th May 2022
Husband, father, designer and creator of graphic novels The Absence and Tiny Acts of Violence: http://tinyurl.com/2p8wttth. New book, Five Points, coming soon.

Art Heroes – 516 as of 18th May 2022
Comprising @DanielClifford6 and @CartoonRobinson who create comics and deliver workshops, aiming to inspire young people.

• Cartoon Fun – 492 as of 17th May 2022
Creators of cartoons since since 1989. Clients inc. The Dandy, Beano & more. Find us at cartoonfun.co.uk, nickbrennancartoonist.co.uk and for XR thexrstudio.co.uk

Jason Cardy – 456 as of 18th May 2022
Pro comic/art book/CCG illustrator since 2003

David Leach – 486 as of 19th May 2022
Writer. Editor. Creating comic solutions to serious problems since 1986.

Neil “Bhuna” Roche – 406 as of 20th May 2022
Small press artist and all round guy. Illustrator for Vanguard, DR WTF, Massacre for Boys, Zarjaz and series illustrator and publisher of Killing Moon via PigDog Press

Patrice Aggs – 452 as of 18th May 2022
Illustrator, writer, graphic novelist African American expat, winner of the 2022 Shropshire Bookfest Big Book Award

Julie Campbell – 196 as of 17th May 2022
Illustrator + comic creator from Fife, Scotland. She/her | ‘The Broken Windlass’ webcomic https://tapas.io/episode/2205555

JOCK (Art of Jock) – 94 as of 17th May 2022
Official store for stock & signed items directly from Jock

Warren Pleece – 81 as of 18th May 2022
Comic Book Artist

Colourists

Listed in order of number of followers on Twitter at time of first addition. Bio info grabbed at the first time of addition to this list – this information and follower numbers may have changed!

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Dylan Teague – 15,200 as of 17th May 2022
Comic artist and colourist

Pau Scorpi – 3,465 as of 18th May 2022
Artist | Illustrator | Comics colourist

John Paul-Bove – 2,623 as of 18th May 2022

Andrew Orton – 1,674 as of 18th May 2022
Writer, artist, Cutaway Comics colourist, animator and designer. Author of books about Doctor Who, Blake’s 7 and Robin of Sherwood. Durham

Matt Soffe – 595 as of 18th May 2022
Illustrator, colourist and biscuit enthusiast. Rebel scum. Co-creator of ‘Last Road to the Backwoods’. Lancashire lad who somehow made it to California.

Kris Carter – 1,609 as of 18th May 2022
He/Him. Transformers, Red Dwarf, Better Call Saul & Taskmaster fan. Views are my own, not my employers.

Jason Cardy – 456 as of 18th May 2022
Pro comic/art book/CCG illustrator since 2003

Letterers

Listed in order of number of followers on Twitter at time of first addition. Bio info grabbed at the first time of addition to this list – this information and follower numbers may have changed!

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Rob Jones – 6,386 as of 17th May 2022
He/Him. Full time Letterer – Image, Penguin, Humanoids, Heavy Metal & many more. Writer @madiuscomics

Jim Campbell – 4,180 – as of 17th May 2022No Longer Active on Twitter
Enquiry emails to sadoldgothjim_AT_gmail_DOT_com | clintflickerlettering.blogspot.co.uk

Richard Starkings – 2,449 as of 17th May 2022
Creator/Writer of ELEPHANTMEN Co-creator/Writer of THE BEEF and ASK FOR MERCY President & First Tiger of COMICRAFT http://comicbookfonts.com

Editors and other Editorial

Listed in order of number of followers on Twitter at time of first addition. Bio info grabbed at the first time of addition to this list – this information and follower numbers may have changed!

See also the downthetubes Comics Editors List (UK and more)

• John Freeman – 8,383 as of 17th May 2022
Comics editor, editor of award-winning downthetubes.net | Free newsletter http://cruciblecomic.substack.com | Former editor of @DWMtweets

Jamie Anderson – 8,517 as of 18th May 2022
Producer/director/writer, proud son of #Thunderbirds creator @GerryAndersonTV, geek, @bigfinish#DoctorWho, #dementia ambassador. #GerryAndersonPodcast, publisher of Gerry Anderson comic collections such as UFO

Andy Oliver – 5,300 as of 17th May 2022
@brokenfrontier Editor-in-Chief, small press champion, @SmallPressDay co-organiser, multiple comics awards judge and recreational nihilist. He/Him

• Barrie Tomlinson – 3,251 as of 17th May 2022
Comics editor. Tiger, Roy of the Rovers and all that. Writer of Scorer for 22 years. Author of ‘Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff’ & ‘Comic Book Hero’

Michael Molcher – 3,088 as of 17th May 2022
Personal account of @2000AD Brand Manager, ‘a kind of vertiginous gangling scarecrow’.

Tim Pilcher – 2,824 as of 17th May 2022
Eisner nominated writer, editor, publisher, lecturer, co-owner of Soaring Penguin Ex-Vertigo Comics and Humanoids | UK Liaison & current #LCCSpring Comic Zone organiser

Ian D. Sharman – 2,578 as of 18th May 2022
Editor in Chief: Markosia and Orang Utan Comics. Democratic socialist. Breakthrough Party member. Member of CND & Republic. He/him

Corinne Pearlman – 1,947 as of 17th May 2022
Freelance graphic novel editor, designer, production manager @MyriadEditions, co-founder of @cartooncounty

Lydia Wysocki – 1,484 as of 17th May 2022
Comics Boss of @appliedcomics + researcher (@voicesprojectNE) + writing up my PhD in Education (about comics), own views, does not read twitter notifications

Leon_S – 902 as of 17th May 2022
Design Editor/Graphic Designer. Beano. Dundee, Bonnie Scotland. Magazines & Comics. Print isn’t Dead

• Richard Prest – 792 as of 17th May 2022
Head of Content Development DC Thomson

Allan Harvey – Restoration – 787 as of 17th May 2022
Graphic artist specialising in digitally restoring old comics for new collections. Eisner Award nominated. Image, Marvel, IDW, Dead Reckoning, It’s Alive!

Michael Stirling – 512 as of 17th May 2022
Creative Director – Beano Studios

Alexandria Turner – 509 as of 17th May 2022
Editor-in-Chief @BeanoOfficial @AnimalPlanet @CommandoComic @TheBroonsFamily @AbodysWullie @110Gaming | Literary event chair | Views my own

• Steve Tanner – 489 as of 17th May 2022
Comics editor, publisher and writer, “Creator of comics, wearer of jackets”

Joe Brady – 373 as of 18th May 2022
Deputy editor of The Phoenix comic. Writer of Claire: Justice Ninja (Ninja of Justice), Izzy Newton: Kid Billionaire, No Country, Susie & Brad.

Peter Anderson – 366 as of 17th May 2022
40 years a Retoucher @DC_Thomson Comics. MLitt in Comic Studies @Dundeeuni. Pupil Support using Comics, Kitbag, Lego and Virtual learning. Mia’s Dad @tatha_the

• The Tatha Comic – 93 as of 17th May 2022
40 years a Retoucher @DC_Thomson Comics. MLitt Comics Studies @Dundeeuni. Now Pupil Support using Comics, Lego, Kitbag & Virtual learning. Dad @peteraanderson

Publishers and Titles

Listed in order of number of followers on Twitter at time of first addition. Bio info grabbed at the first time of addition to this list – this information and follower numbers may have changed!

See also the British and Irish Comic Publishers List (Mainstream and Indie)

VIZ Comic – 312,000 as of 17th May 2022
Our readers have understood the concept of Buyer’s Remorse since 1979. Digital Sub: http://zinio.com/gb/viz-m1836 Postal: http://bit.ly/cBJB6h

Puffin Books – 65,500 as of 17th May 2022
From picture books to tween reads, Puffin has a story to fire every imagination

• 2000AD – 48,300 as of 17th May 2022
The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic – in orbit every Wednesday!

NoBrow – 40,000 as of 17th May 2022
Nobrow is an award winning publishing company headquartered in London

Rebellion – 36,400 as of 17th May 2022
29 years of independent games, books & now films!

BEANO Official – 20,400 as of 17th May 2022
Home to one of the world’s longest-running comics

See also the downthetubes BEANO creators list

David Fickling Books – 15,800 as of 18th May 2022
Where good stories begin! We’re an independent publisher of superb books for readers of all ages. Join the adventure here!

Phoenix – 10,300 as of 17th May 2022
Subscribe now & get every issue delivered to your door! Get 4 issues for £1 here

See also the downthetubes Phoenix creators list

• Myriad Editions – 9,206 as of 17th May 2022
Myriad is the award-winning imprint of @newint, publishing #literaryfiction

Avery Hill Publishing – 7,338 as of 19th May 2022
Avery Hill helps aspiring creators reach their potential and is a home for those geniuses the mainstream has yet to recognise. Tweets generally by @katchapman

Roy of the Rovers – 6,434 as of 17th May 2022
The OFFICIAL home of football-icon #RoyoftheRovers & Melchester Rovers! Thrilling football books & comics for 7+ year olds & Classic Reprinted Volumes!

• DC Thomson – 5,440 as of 17th May 2022
Official Twitter for DC Thomson – one of the leading media organisations in the UK, publishing newspapers and magazines

Treasury of British Comics – 4,559 as of 17th May 2022
The world’s largest archive of English-language comic books, bringing classic British comics back to life every month! Part of @RebellionPub

Commando Comics – 4,410 as of 17th May 2022
Since 1961, Commando Comics have been the Home Of Heroes. Commando is Britain’s longest-serving — and best — war comic for stories of action and adventure

The77 Comic & Publications – 3,756 as of 17th May 2022
Twitter page for The77 Publications Ltd. Promoting the ongoing anthology #The77 comic, @Mac_1’s #Blazer! and @HeeleyJo‘s Pandora

• The Broons – 3,084 as of 17th May 2022
Scotland’s happy family that makes every family happy. Broons’ OFFICIAL Twitter feed!

Cast Iron Books – 1,500 as 19th May 2022
New independent publisher of graphic novels, illustrated books and experimental fiction

Oor Wullie – 3,118 as of 17th May 2022
Auchenshoogle’s favourite lad’s OFFICIAL Twitter feed! Catch Oor Wullie every week in The Sunday Post

B7 Media – 1,423 as of 18th May 2022
Publisher of B7 Comics. UK production indie of audio adventures, Blake’s 7, Dan Dare; The Space Race; The Effect, Mahabharata Now

David McDonald/ Hibernia Comics – 1,294 as of 17th May 2022
Sometimes publisher and writer, mostly comic fan!

Cutaway Comics – 1,266 as of 18th May 2022
Creator owned and licensed comics. 2022/23 slate – PARADISE TOWERS Book 1, GODS and MONSTERS, HINCHCLIFFE Producer’s Run, HAPPINESS PATROL, INFERNO and more TBA

• Time Bomb Comics – 1,177 as of 17th May 2022
Telling Great Stories since 2007

SHIFT – 864 as of 17th May 2022
Shift – The New Independent Comics Anthology

Sentinel Comic UK – 775 as of 18th May 2022
Sentinel comic is 64 pages, a complete story each issue. Sci-fi, Horror or Fantasy. As Indie as you get, just message us to buy, just £4 an issue physical

Monster Fun – 382 as of 19th May 2022
The brand new humour comic for kids of all ages! Published by Rebellion

Tribute Press – 291 as of 20th May 2022
London-Based Micro-Publisher

Emanata Studios – 99 as of 17th May 2022
Emanata Studios produces film and TV content for adult and YA audiences based on the comic book archive of Scottish publishers DC Thomson

Aces Weekly – 60 as of 19th May 2022
Aces Weekly is the greatest cyberspace comics art magazine in the world. No print. No paper. Just fabulous strips onscreen from talent from across the globe!

British and Irish Comic Events

See also our British and Irish Comc Exhibitions and Events Page

See also the downthetubes British and Irish comic events List

Listed in order of number of followers on Twitter at time of first addition. Bio info grabbed at the first time of addition to this list – this information and follower numbers may have changed!

World Book Day UK – 112,600 as of 17th May 2022
World Book Day is a charity, sponsored by National Book Tokens. Follow here for news, bookish fun and more

• MCM Comic Con – 106,300 as of 19th May 2022
The UK’s biggest pop culture events

• Thought Bubble – 21,500 as of 17th May 2022
The UK’s Biggest Comic Art Festival. A week long celebration of comics taking place across Yorkshire in November, plus huge Comic Convention

Children’s Laureate – 14,300 as of 17th May 2022
The UK Waterstones Children’s Laureate for 2019-22 is Cressida Cowell. Here for all your #ChildrensLaureate news. Tweets by Team Laureate @BookTrust

The Cartoon Museum – 12,600 as of 17th May 2022
Home of British editorial cartoons. Displaying original art from the 1800s to the modern day: editorial cartoons, comics, caricatures

Lakes International Comic Art Festival – 12,000 as of 17th May 2022
A celebration of comic art from across the world. Join us in Bowness-on-Windermere

An Englishman In San Diego – 6,777 as of 17th May 2022
Convention news and more. Just a guy, standing in front of comic conventions, telling them that he loves them. See also: @TheConCollectve | patreon.com/EnglishmanSDCC

LDC (LaydeezDoComics) – 3,772 as of 17th May 2022
We’re changing the world through comics. Our monthly talks with guest speakers are back better than ever, online and global! Book your seat at http://ldcomics.com

Small Press Day – as of 17th May 2022
An annual celebration of self-publishing, DIY culture, and grassroots comics across the UK and Ireland.

• Portsmouth Comic Con – 947 as of 17th May 2022
The largest (and best) Comic Con on the South Coast taking place each May

• Little LICAF – 262 as of 17th May 2022
Little LICAF is part of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Supporting educators, families & providing comic related fun for youngsters.

Oor Wullie Musical – 255 as of 17th May 2022
Scotland’s cheekiest, spiky-haired scamp in a brand new musical adventure!

Scots Comics Day – 248 as of 17th May 2022
The Twitter home of Scottish Comic Book Day. Celebrate Scotland’s contribution to the comics industry. The last Saturday of November #ScottishComicBookDay

Comic Art Europe – 237 as of 19th May 2022
Comic Art Europe features four European comics organisations. Its goal ? To strengthen the comics sector in Europe. Supported by #CreativeEurope

Comic Retailers

See also our British and Irish Comic Shop Map

Listed in order of number of followers on Twitter at time of first addition. Bio info grabbed at the first time of addition to this list – this information and follower numbers may have changed!

• Forbidden Planet – 41,400 as of 17th May 2022

Travelling Man – 13,900 as of 20th May 2022
We love comics and games! Check out our 2-time Eisner Award Finalist shops in Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and York | Proud sponsors of Thought Bubble

OK Comics – 10,200 as of 19th May 2022
Two Time Eisner Award Nominated Comic Book Shop in the beating heart of Leeds City Centre, UK. Visit us in real life, or online

• Phil-Comics – 1,339
Dealer & auctioneer selling thousands of vintage comics each month on eBay. Click the heart next to ‘phil-comics’ to follow us: http://ebay.co.uk/str/philcomics

Dead Universe Comics – 457 as of 19th May 2022
#ComicBook #TCG store specialising in back issues, with over 50,000 in stock and a need to fill your wants lists. Bring it on

DC Thomson Shop – 51 as of 17th May 2022
Home of subscriptions to DC Thomson magazines & newspapers, annuals and your favourite products & gifts | For customer service, contact shop@dctmedia.co.uk

Comics Academics and Comic Classes and Guidance

Listed in order of number of followers on Twitter at time of first addition. Bio info grabbed at the first time of addition to this list – this information and follower numbers may have changed!

See also, our Guide to Comic Courses and more in the UK

Making Comics with Matt Garvey

Matt Garvey – 4,414 as of 18th May 2022
Comic writer with a YouTube channel where he helps new comic creators learn the craft. Website: http://Garveycomics.com, where you can buy his comics!

Oxford Comics Network – 1,467 as of 17th May 2022
See also @TORCHComicsOx | An interdisciplinary network and seminar series at the University of Oxford designed to discuss and promote the academic study of comics.

Dundee Comics Space – 1,430 as of 18th May 2022
Dundee Comics Creative Space encourages creative learning through comics. Digital Comics Club updates every Wednesday!

Cartoon and Comic Crafts – 1,072 as of 19th May 2022
These are the tweets and thoughts from the Cartoon & Comic Arts award at Staffs Uni. Please join and follow the fun! http://cartoonandcomicarts.blogspot.com

IrishComicsIE – 454 as of 20th May 2022
A website dedicated to showcasing Irish-made comics. Posting pages each day Mon-Fri. Enquiries to IrishComics (at) gmail (dot) com

• Professor Christopher Murray – 218 as of 17th May 2022
University of Dundee

Dublin Comics Jam – 167 as of 20th May 2022
Monthly meet-up to make collaborative comics and have fun; on the last Thursday of every month. See Tweets for details!

Comic News and Reference

See also the downthetubes Podcast list

Listed in order of number of followers on Twitter. Bio info grabbed at the first time of addition to this list – may have changed!

Bleeding Cool – 16,600 as of 17th May 2022
Comic book, film, and TV rumours, news, and info

Rich Johnston – 16,600 as of 17th May 2022
Founder of Bleeding Cool, now one of many writers. Father of two. Comic book industry consultant. Political cartoonist. Brought up Yorkshire, now a London boy.

Broken Frontier – 8,517 as of 17th May 2022
European comics culture site exploring the comics universe, celebrating the small press and championing new creative voices since 2002. Managed by @AndyWPOliver

downthetubes (John Freeman) – 8,389 as of 19th May 2022
British comics news and more

Comic Scene – 6,500 as of 17th May 2022
Run by Tony Foster, Comic News

Awesome Comics Podcast – 3,451 as of 20th May 2022
The indie comic podcast where the best in small press make one hell of a big noise! Making comics. Reading comics. 100% awesome! New episodes every Monday!

Joel Meadows – 2,108 users as of 17th May 2022
Writer, journalist photographer and publisher of Tripwire Magazine

British Comic Reference

Pipedream Comics – 6,385 as of 17th May 2022
The Ultimate Guide to Indie, Small Press and Digital Comics Send review submissions to pipedreamcomicsuk@gmail.com

Listed in order of number of followers on Twitter. Bio info grabbed at the first time of addition to this list – may have changed!

See also the downthetubes UK Comic Reference list

Scarred for Life – 34,500 as of 19th May 2022
Books about the scary and inappropriate pop culture of the 70s and 80s. Volume One: http://bit.ly/38zZXUY Volume Two: http://bit.ly/2U21Ztx contact@scarredforlifebooks.com

Great News for All Readers! – 4,674 as of 17th May 2022
A blog about the IPC/Fleetway comics of the 1970s and 1980s, and related personal ruminations. First post includes a fantastic free gift!

Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain – 4,593 as of 17th May 20223
The Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain is the UK’s largest cartoonists’ organisation, providing a social base for cartoonists wherever they may live or work

Boys Adventure Comics Blog/ Richard Sheaf – 633 as of 17th May 2022
Classic comics at boysadventurecomics.blogspot.co.uk

Tripwire Magazine – 507 users as of 17th May 2022
Publish Tripwire Magazine, a website that covers genre culture with news, reviews, interviews and features on topics in movies, television, comics

Irmantas – 494 as of 17th May 2022
A fan of British comics, Kazoop!! blogger, publisher of The Power Pack of Ken Reid!

Creating Comics UK – 469 as of 17th May 2022
Creating Comics UK is a video project that interviews UK-associated comics pros about their careers and work

Laura Findlay – 447 as of 17th May 2022
Podcaster. Writer of comics and non-fiction. Project Manager at Screen Education Edinburgh. Thoughts my own

David Hathaway-Price – 156 as of 17th May 2022
Fanzine archivist and publisher. Artist and Photoshop monkey – chained to my scanner.

2000AD Reference

1977-2000AD – 597 as of 20th May 2022
Twitter account for the oldest and friendliest 2000AD fan page on Facebook

• Space Spinner 2000 – 743 as of 17th May 2022
Space Spinner 2000 is a podcast where two friends from the US try to make sense of the UK’s 2000AD, the Galaxy’s Greatest comic, one month of issues at a time!

Doctor Who Reference

Doctor Who Comic Art – 5,408 as 0f 17th May 2022
Doctor Who comics, illustration, concept art, fanart, covers & other merchandise

Lance Parkin – 475 as of 19th May 2022
Author. Biographer of Alan Moore and Gene Roddenberry. Doctor Who fiction/non-fiction. Look, I’m on Wikipedia

Oink!

Oink Blog – 455 as of 17th May 2022
Classic British comics in real time

Sports Comics

Champ/ We Are United Comics – 211 as of 17th May 2022
Football comics, past and present – Roy of the Rovers, FPSM, We Are United, Striker, Hot Shot and more British comics

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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