Create the Break, a British professional development course for emerging comic artists, announced

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Well, there’s no end of great comic-related news today. After months of planning behind the scenes, the launch of ‘Create the Break’ has been announced – a professional development course for emerging comic artists based in the West Midlands.

Marvel artist John McCrea will be running the course with awesome artists Laura Howelll, Dave Gibbons, Asia Alfasi, Dave Gray, Keith Burns, Jordie Bellaire, Mark Farmer, Bryan and Mary Talbot and 2000AD editor Matt Smith.

The course is fully subsidised through the Arts Council – so what on earth are you waiting for?

• Apply now at:

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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