Britain’s longest-running comic has been dishing up anarchic fun since 1937 but went solely digital eaerlier this year.
The Dandy app for iPad and other devices is now being relaunched and includes a regular Dandy digital comic you collect on your virtual book case – and other Dandy-inspired interactive features. Create and dress your own Dandy avatar, play about with the sounds in the Joke Room, collect stuff for your Den and play games with your favourite characters, including Bananaman in “Go Go Go Bananas”. You can also look after your very own virtual pet in “The Dollops”.
Try it before you buy it? Then you want The Dandy Taster Issue, the FREE taster comic featuring all your favourite Dandy characters including Desperate Dan with voice for the first time ever.
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.