The Edinburgh International Book Festival may be the largest literary festival in the UK but Edinburgh also has one of the smallest. The West Port Book Festival was set up by the many second hand books shops that crowd together in the city’s West Port, the original western gateway of the city, in the shadow of the castle itself.
The small festival begins on Thursday 24th June and runs to Sunday 27th June and they have just announced that they are to be joined by artist Frank Quitely at 3:30pm on Friday 25th June for a talk on his artwork which includes WE3 and All Star Superman.
The event will take place at Edinburgh Books at 145-147 West Port where writer and editor David Bishop will chair the talk.
Tickets are free and can be collected from Edinburgh Books either from 5pm-6pm on Thursday 24th June or from 10am on Friday 25th June until they are all allocated.
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.