downthetubes editor John Freeman was interviewed on Lancaster’s Diversity FM this morning, the show repeated at 6.00pm tonight (Wednesday 11 February).
The interview was the latest by local writer Jomar de Vrind as part of his “Imaginary Friends” series for the community radio station, which is based in the town’s YMCA building.
Past interviewees have included local writers, musicians and other local figures.
Complemented by some specially selected music, John talked about his career as a magazine and comics editor and writer for companies such as Marvel Comics UK and Titan Magazines, his volunteer work for local web site virtual-lancaster.net and current comics freelance projects suh as Ex Astris.
• You can listen to Diversity FM live on 103.5FM in the Lancaster area, or streamed via the station’s web site: www.diversityfm.co.uk
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.
Categories: Comic Creator Interviews