While downthetubes is not one of the comic web sites on the voting form – despite a few nominations from our loyal readers – the sites that are there are well deserving of inclusion. (It’s a shame the Forbidden Planet International Weblog or Bear Alley didn’t get there either, hard luck and better luck next time!)
We don’t want this to sound like sour grapes, but as Joe Gordon said this last year on the FPI blog, there is still a lack of British websites in general on the voting form – but the good news is that the 2000AD Online is. And in other categories there are several British nominees, including Simon Spurrier and Tony Lee, Alan Davis, Bryan Hitch and many more, so get over to the site and get voting!
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.
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