A limited print edition of FANSCENE 2, another amazing, mammoth celebration of British Comics fandom is available now.
Featuring a terrific cover by Mark Wayne Barrett, Fanscene is edited by David Hathaway-Price, who’s also publisher/ gatekeeper of the brilliant Classic Comics UK Zines online archive, decided that 50 years of British comics fandom needed celebrating and released Fanscene 1 last year, which includes material from the likes of Dave Gibbons, Alan Moore and Dez Skinn.
The focus of this second issue, available free online as well as in print, is on British Comic Conventions, from the very first held in Birmingham and organised by Phil Clarke, through the glory days of UKCAC, to the wide range of events that are being held today.
The zine also pays tribute to some of the giants of the industry lost in 2018.
“Reading on-line is probably the future of course, especially if a product is intended to be free (and there will always be a free version of Fanscene),” notes David.
“I do know, though, that there is still nothing quite like the feel of holding a book or magazine in your hand and flicking through its pages,” he continues.
We’re featuring some pages from Fanscene 2 here, and if you like what you see at the link below, and are interested in buying a print copy, why not drop David a line at: email@example.com
At 188 A4 Pages, with full colour throughout, the print edition of Fanscene 2 costs £16.50 including delivery.
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.