30 years after creating the iconic small press character, comics writer and author Jason Cobley is bringing Captain Winston Bulldog back to print in the long-running indie anthology Paragon comic, the brainchild of artist Davey Candish.
The tales of anthropomorphic airborne adventurer Captain Winston and his crew, stories set in a brave new Britain of sentient animals and vegetables, impossibly huge air-battleships and transforming mecha biplanes, have featured in many British independent comics down the years and he’s been drawn by many fantastic artists including Neill Cameron and Warwick Johnson Cadwell.
“With Jikan, Spencer Nero, the upcoming Major taking the slot vacated by Icarus (which ends in #14), forthcoming stories such as a murder mystery set in the 18th century Weimar and 50s retro British X-files in Tommy Rocket and now Bulldog, we have a line up to die for!” enthuses Davey for his great title.
“I have to admit to being extremely excited by this,” says Davey. “Jason published BAM! (Bulldog Adventure Magazine) and it was this that got me interested in the idea of publishing my own comic, so to have his character added to the contents of Paragon is huge for me.
• Paragon Comic blog: http://paragoncomic.blogspot.co.uk
• If you haven’t read any Bulldog adventures, you should, and they can be downloaded from lulu.com – three collections worth – via www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=Captain%20Winston
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.