Come Dine with David (Leach, that is)

David Leach on 'Come Dine With Me', first broadcat on Channel 4 on 18th September 2013

David Leach on Come Dine With Me, first broadcat on Channel 4 on 18th September 2013

(via Lew Stringer): Cartoonist and editor David Leach (the creator of Psycho Gran, which has recently featured in Aces Weekly) is on Channel 4 this evening (Thursday 19th September 19th at 5.00pm) as one of the cooks on Come Dine With Me.

David’s been described in the TV listings as “a cartoonist with a larger than life personality”.

Uh-oh! Anything can happen in the next half hour!

David Leach on 'Come Dine With Me', first broadcat on Channel 4 on 18th September 2013

David at work in a scene from the reality show.

David, who currently works at Titan – his role there includes editing the Wallace & Gromit strip which runs in The Sun as well as editor of Adventure Time, Lenore and SpongeBob SquarePants magazine and SpongeBob Comics – began writing and drawing Psycho Gran for Oink! back in the 1980s.

David also co-wrote and co-illustrated The Driver and scripted and drew The Dinner Ladies From Hell for the 1980s version of Toxic! comic, and I still have his Arthur Pilkington t-shirt, another of his ace characters from that period. He was also an editor at Marvel UK and at Titan Books, was the man behind the company’s best Roy of the Rovers collections and its superb The Misadventures of Jane collection – a masterclass in treating vintage British comics material with respect.

Updated: David came joint first on the show with a Brazilian vicar!

Read David’s bio on Comic Vine

Read our 2009 interview with David about The Misadvetures of Jane

Read our review of The Misadventures of Jane

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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2 replies

  1. Go David! We used to work together a few years ago, very nice chap! Best of luck!

  2. David won (well, jointly). Congratulations!

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