Jim Alexander comics workshop announced for Edinburgh Toy & Comic Mart

Edinburgh Toy and Comic Mart September 2013

Comics writer and publisher Jim Alexander is to host a free comic book workshop at the next Toy & Comic Mart in Edinburgh in September.

Organised by Hero Conventions the Mart will have other yet-to-be-announced guests along with game playing opportunities and much more.

Jim’s first publishing gig was for the Judge Dredd Megazine, writing Calhab Justice. Since then he has written for DC Comics (Birds of Prey, Batman 80-Page Giant), Marvel (Marvel Milestones) and Tokyopop (Star Trek Manga). ‘King’s Crown’ – written by Jim and drawn by Richard Corben – has been adapted as Episode 1 of the upcoming TV series Metal Hurlant Chronicles.

He now has his own publishing imprint, aptly titled Planet Jimbot, whose titles include Amongst the Stars, Good Cop, Bad Cop and the upcoming Wolf Country, drawn by Luke Cooper.

• More about the Edinburgh Toy & Comic Mart: http://heroconventions.com

• Jim Alexander’s Blog is at: http://jimalwriter.blogspot.co.uk

• Join Planet Jimbot on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/282788291828955

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.

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