Name: Simon Guerrier
Blog or web site: http://0tralala.blogspot.com
Currently working on:
I’m writing lots of silly AAAGH! strips for Doctor Who Adventures (art by Brian Williamson) and have just written 100% Awesomes, a superhero comic for use in classrooms to teach kids about autism with art by William Potter
First memory of 2000AD?
My older brother read it before I did. My earliest memory is the covers from the Dredd strip City of the Damned, which were really haunting. I started buying it from 626 – hooked by Simon Bisley’s take on Slaine and the amazing one-off Dredd strip, ‘In the Bath’.
So much to choose from, but I love DR and Quinch. “DR and Quinch go to Hollywood” is spectacular.
What do you like most about the 2000AD?
The variety. And that, at it’s best, the stories were smart.
What would you most like to see in 2000AD as it heads to its Forties?
If you worked on 2000AD, do you have an anecdote you’d like to share about your experience of Tharg and his minions?
Sadly, I’ve not worked for 2000AD. I have a pile of nice rejection letters, though.
2000AD © Rebellion
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.