It’s September, so of course we can start talking about Christmas, right?
If the very thought of the festive season doesn’t send you screaming for the hills, then you may want to check out The Beano Christmas Special which is out now, a 68-page bookazine with all new content,plus free stickers.
Plus, on its way from Rebellion in newsagents in early December is the Monster Fun Christmas Special. (There’s a Hallowe’en Special coming soon, too).
As the night draws in and the cold wind chills the air, Santa Claws has come early, offering comics, competitions, and gags to keep you giggling into the New Year.
The 36-page Special features contributions from Cavan Scott, Juni Ba, Simon Furman, Ned Hartley, Chris Garbutt, Tom Paterson, John Lucas, Dan Boultwood, Juni Ba, Laurent Lefeurve, Chris Garbutt.
News item with thanks to Lew Stringer
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.