Dave Gibbons guest at London’s SoundStage in September

Dave Gibbons

Dave Gibbons

Comics Laureate, artist and writer Dave Gibbons and costume designer Jane Petrie will share a stage at London’s Soundstage in September.

Soundstage is a new and unique regular London-based arts event. Each month, there’ll be a line-up of two special guest interviewees, discussing their popular work and achievements.

For forty years, Dave Gibbons has contributed to comic books and graphic novels that have gained widespread popularity and acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. He is perhaps best known for his collaboration with Alan Moore on Watchmen, one of the bestselling comic book series’ of all time.

Dave was a long-term contributor to the British classic 2000AD, which began in 1977. He then worked on Doctor Who Weekly, before illustrating characters for Marvel and DC Comics, including Batman, Superman and Green Lantern.

"All Your Lake Are Belong To Us" by Dave Gibbons, a postcard is from a series called "Wish You Were Here — Postcards from the edge of reality." Copyright © 2015 Dave Gibbons. All Rights Reserved

“All Your Lake Are Belong To Us” by Dave Gibbons, a postcard is from a series called “Wish You Were Here — Postcards from the edge of reality.” Copyright © 2015 Dave Gibbons. All Rights Reserved

In recent years, Dave collaborated with Mark Millar on Kingsman: The Secret Service, which was adapted as a 2014 film. He was named Comics Laureate last year at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, who he recently supported with his work for their Lake District “Wish You Were Here” postcard campaign along with Bryan Talbot and Sean Phillips. He has also provided the cover for 2000AD‘s upcoming Dan Dare comic collection, exclusively featured first here on downthetubes.

In recent years, Jane Petrie has risen to become one of the UK’s most in-demand film costume designers. Her recent work includes the highly acclaimed and BAFTA-nominated ’71, starring Jack O’Connell; Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep; and How I Live Now, directed by Kevin Macdonald. Her other credits include Duncan Jones’ Moon, Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank, 28 Days Later and Is Anybody There?, starring Michael Caine. Jane’s early career, as a wardrobe assistant, includes The Phantom Menace and Notting Hill.

There’s likely to be a touch of inspiration and advice at this event and looking at the program of future events, Soundstage looks set to be highly appealing to the creative community and beyond.

• Soundstage: Dave Gibbons and Jane Petrie, Thursday 10th September, doors at 7.00pm, starts at 7.30pm, £12.50, The Others, 6 Manor Road, Stoke Newington. To book and for further information about Soundstage visit www.soundstage.thespace.uk.com

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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