Dundee Commando exhibition open

Commando crew at the exhibition's opening night. From left to right: Scott Montgomery (deputy editor), Calum Laird (editor), George Low (former editor), Ian Kennedy (artist) and Gordon Livingstone (artist).

Commando crew at the exhibition’s opening night. From left to right: Scott Montgomery (deputy editor), Calum Laird (editor), George Low (former editor), Ian Kennedy (artist) and Gordon Livingstone (artist).

A quick reminder about the Commando exhibition in Dundee Jeremy Briggs gave an advance plug for last month, which has now opened, in advance of Dundee Comics Day on 30th October.

Marking the 50th anniversary of Commando, It’s in the Tower Foyer Gallery at the University of Dundee and runs until 19th November.

It includes some stunning original artwork by the likes of Ian Kennedy, Gordon Livingstone, Cam Kennedy, John Ridgway, Carlos Pino, Keith Page, Jose Maria Jorge and others, and also features all sorts of interesting memorabilia kindly loaned to the University by publishers DC Thomson.

• The exhibition is open Monday – Friday 09.30-20.30 and Saturday 09.30-16.30. Admission is free.

• Exhibition information: www.dundee.ac.uk/museum/exhibitions/comics/commando.htm

• Watch out for an interview with Chris Murray from the University of Dundee, talking about his Comic Studies course, on downthetubes tomorrow

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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