Hot on the heels of what sounds like an amazing SFX Weekender – which included appearances by Tom Baker, Dez Skinn and Paul Cornell and many other top talents – there’s a smaller but nonetheless eagerly-anticiapted event next weekend: the Exeter Comic Expo.
Taking place on Saturday 13th February at Exeter’s Southgate Mercure Hotel, the event – the brainchild of the folk behind the Bristol Comics Expo – has been organised in association with Ace Comics and includes appearances from artist David Lloyd, Mike Ploog, Lee Garbett, Dave Hine and “master of artistic mayhem” Shaky Kane.
• For the full line-up visit www.fantasyevents.org
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.