If you were lucky enough to grab a copy of STRIP Magazine Issue Zero – it’s been distributed at various comic events and there’s a online version on Yudu – you can’t have failed to notice Smuzz’ terrific art on the cover, a promotional image for Crucible.
Well, I’m pleased to report it’s now possible to buy a large print of this image via deviantart. Go on, you know you want to…
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.