Comic creator Neill Cameron turns novelist!

Okay humans, listen up! Comic creator Neill Cameron – perhaps best known for his work on The Phoenix – is now also a novelist!

Freddy vs. School By Neill Cameron

Freddy vs. School, published by David Fickling Books, is out next month, a funny tale centring on… well, why don’t we just let you read the pitch?

“My name is FREDDY. I live with my Mum and Dad. I go to school. Oh yeah, the MAIN thing: I am an AWESOME ROBOT! With awesome robotic SUPERPOWERS! But I’m hardly ever allowed to USE them, and definitely not at SCHOOL. Which is going to be a PROBLEM… “

A hilarious first nove from Neill Cameron, Freddy vs. School is on sale from all good bookshops from 7th January 2021.

Neill Cameron is a cartoonist and writer, creator of Mega Robo Bros, Mo-Bot High, The Pirates of Pangaea (with Daniel Hartwell), Tamsin and the Deep (with Kate Brown), and the instructional How To Make Awesome Comics. His work has appeared in the weekly children’s comic The Phoenix since 2011.

Both Mega Robo Bros and Tamsin and the Deep were both shortlisted for the British Comics Awards in 2016 and Mega Robo Bros won the Excelsior Award Jr the following year, a national comic award voted for by school and library reading groups across the UK.

In 2018, Mega Robo Bros was chosen as one of the best children’s comics of the year by both the New York Public Library and the Schools Library Journal.

Freddy vs. School is on sale from all good bookshops from 7th January 2021 | AmazonUK Affiliate Link

Neill Cameron is online at

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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