I’ve been digging around in the cupboards for things to show folk at EdenCon tomorrow in Carlisle for things to show folk besides the audio comics I edit for ROK Comics on my iPhone, and came across these comic strip submission guidelines for Doctor Who Magazine that I sent out to aspiring writers back in 1990, when I was the title’s editor.
I hope you enjoy them, especially if you planned to start the weekend by travelling back in time and pitching a comic strip idea. It might explain why I got so many great writers working on the strip at the time.
Own up, now, Paul Cornell.
• EdenCon is at the University Of Cumbria Brampton Road Campus, Brampton Road, CA3 9AP Carlisle, Cumbria from 11.00am – 6.00pm on Saturday 18th May 2015 and guests include Mal Earl, Gary Erskine, Annie and Steve Parkhouse. Tickets cost £5 (though there is a small handling charge on tickets bought online)or from the The Lair or Hello Toys in Carlisle (both situated in Carlisle Market). Tickets will also be available on the door on the day of Edencon. More info on Facebook here
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.