The date of the sixth Commando and British Comics Swap-Meet has just been announced for March 2020.
Swap-Meet 6 will be held in Glasgow on Saturday 14th March 2020, with thousands of Commando Comics and other Picture Libraries on sale under one roof.
Following on from previous swap-meets and ever increasing interest, the event also includes British weeklies such as Battle/War Picture Library, Whizzer and Chips, Warlord, Victor, Air-Ace and 2000AD – the list is endless.
“This is our 6th event and a fantastic time is had by all,” says co-organiser Stephen Hume.
These Swap-Meets are not a Comic-Con-styled event. Don’t expect to find lycra-clad superheroes, just comics/annuals and comic-readers, and if you’re lucky, the odd comic artist or writer may pop in, just as Mike Dorey, Alan Hebden and Steve MacManus did for the last one earlier this year.
The venue – the Glasgow Scout Group – is a 20 minute train ride from Glasgow Central to Pollockshaws East with a five minute walk to the venue, or a five minute drive from Junction 2 of M77 motorway with ample on street parking. There will be brews ‘n’ butties, a charity raffle and, as ever, the “Comics for the Troops” table.
• Swap-Meet 6, 10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 14th March 2020, 29th Glasgow Scout Group, Cameron Halls, 147 Mossgiel Road, Newlands, Glasgow G43 2BY | Entry to the event: Adults £1 Children Free. All proceeds going to 29th Glasgow Scout Group | Join the Commando and British Weekly Comics – Collectors and Swaps Page on Facebook to find out how to book a table or 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.