Comic Soapbox Scotland showcases best of Scots political comics

Logo and banner design by Chris Baldie (  Banner artwork by MJ Wallace, creator of "Rollerskates and Breakfast Dates" (

Logo and banner design by Chris Baldie. Banner artwork by MJ Wallace, creator of Rollerskates and Breakfast Dates


A new comics project, Comic Soapbox Scotland, is showcasing politically engaged comics created in Scotland. The team behind it say the project is non-partisan and wants to hear from everyone working in the field of political comic comment.

Cartoonists featured so far include David Kerr, Bob Turner, Emma Johncock, David B Cooper and the Scottish Cartoon Art Studio’s Terry Anderson, who is one of the artists in The Auld Acquaintance exhibition, featuring caricatures, editorial cartoons and comic strips on the Scottish independence referendum, at the Leiper Fine Art, West George Street, Glasgow until 19th September. It will also be shown in London, Lleida and Limoges in the autumn.

Gill Hatcher and Stephen Goodall will be talking about Comic Soapbox Scotland as part of the Auld Aquaintance programme on Saturday 6th September. It’s a free event but please book ahead here.

 • You can find out more about The Auld Acquaintance at the Cartoon Art Studio website, and you can follow Terry’s work on twitter

• Submit Comics to Comic Soapbox Scotland via Tumblr at

Logo and banner design by Chris Baldie. Banner artwork by MJ Wallace, creator of Rollerskates and Breakfast Dates

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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