(with thanks to Matt Badham, via kushkomikiss): Until the 30th November you can apply for a one-month comics residency in 2014 in the European cities of Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, Malmö, Kiel or Leipzig.
The CUNE Comics-in-Residence is primarily aimed at comic artists from the following 11 countries: Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and Russia, but artists from other European countries may apply as well.
The project gives comic artists and other professionals a chance to explore the culture, the people and the local comics scene of their neighbouring European countries. Through individual projects and collaboration with local comics actives, the artists can form new professional and personal ties and exchange essential know-how.
The residency benefits include accommodation at a local residence for one artist, a daily project allowance, return travel expenses – and am incredible opportunity to discover a new city and its comics scene!
• Head over to the CUNE website find out all about the different residencies and fill out your application
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.