David Lloyd’s fab digital anthology Aces Weekly celebrates its first birthday this week with a knees up tonight at the Star and Garter, 62, Poland Street, Soho, London from 6.00 – 11.30pm.
David Lloyd, Dave Hine, Kev Hopgood, Steve Marchant will be in attendance , as will the rave-flyer master colourist, Junior Tomlin, who’s making a rainbow on the project’s Volume 7 collaboration with Fearless Vampire Killers band member Laurence Beveridge’s, futuristic steampunk epic,’ Ericcus Vane ‘.
Get along and meet Junior, with the all the other Aces tonight!
A revolutionary, exclusively digital comic art magazine, Aces Weekly features top talent from around the globe – a collective of great storytellers delivering directly to your screen and supported solely by subscriptions. Its mission: first, to entertain our readers to the best of our ability. Second, to free creators of great comic art from dependence on print publishing and its draining costs of reproduction and distribution by providing direct connection to consumers via the world-wide web, with income from those consumers going directly to the creators after subtraction of the lowest production expenses achievable.
• All the title’s strips are archived for reading and re-reading at any time and are currently available only at www.acesweekly.co.uk.
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.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.