20 creators are busy with collaborations for The 77, edited by Ben K Sy, and a crowdfunding campaign is being carefully put together.
The exact nature of the project is, for now, shrouded in mystery, but discussion online suggests an impressive roster of talent is involved.
“I’m excited that almost everything is in place for our new publication,” Ben teased earlier this week on social media. “I hope you’re intrigued, and as soon as I can I will put out teasers as well as loads more information.”
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.