Hand in hand, that we’ve also seen a massive rise in publishers (large and small) keen to promote their projects… and with the team working a variety of day jobs, we’re sometimes struggling to give them the coverage they deserve!
So with that in mind, if you’d like to contribute to downthetubes, please get in touch.
Please note, we’re all volunteers on this project at present. Right now, I’m particularly keen to have someone be a dedicated 2000AD columnist, reporting on upcoming projects, reviewing their books; we need more general reviewers (please send samples of your work or web links with your email) and I’m very keen to have someone write a feature on The Phoenix comic, which the editorial staff there would love to see. Please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!
Thanks for reading and the great support you’re all giving us. It’s much appreciated.
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.