It is a sign of the times in Mark Millar’s career that he has moved from talking to a professional librarian audience in 2008 to the Edinburgh International Book Festival audience in 2009 while in 2010 he will be talking to a film festival audience.
Friday 26 February will see Mark Millar talking at the Glasgow Film Theatre as part of the Great Scots strand of the Glasgow Film Festival on the subject of his comic books and graphic novels being turned into films by Hollywood. These include Wanted and Kick-Ass as well as those in development such as Wanted 2, American Jesus and War Heroes.
Mark Millar’s talk begins at 4pm and is scheduled to run for 1.5 hours. Tickets are priced at £7 and are available from the Glasgow Film Festival website.
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.