Comics is All You Need: Oxford Comics Network spotlights The Beatles, Cold War!

This week’s free meeting of the Oxford Comics Network offers an intriguing look at Science Fiction and Beatles comics.

The meeting at TORCH will be hearing from – and debating with – Jordan Newton (from Canterbury Christ Church University), who will explore science fiction comics as an allegory of the Cold War.

This discussion will be followed by an appearance from Katie Kessler (from Oxford University), who will discuss representation of The Beatles in comics and cartoons.

The Oxford Comics Network meets every fortnight during university terms. Everyone welcome – you don’t need to be a student. The events are free, refreshments supplied.

• Oxford Comics Network 5.15pm Tuesday, 27th November, TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre for Humanities), Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG

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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  1. Sounds like a discussion I’d like to listen to.

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