Veteran comic artist John Ridgway, still drawing issues of Commando but perhaps best known for his work on 2000AD, Doctor Who Magazine and DC Comics Hellblazer, is the guest on the latest Doctor Who: Panel to Panel podcast.
A true Doctor Who comics legend, John talks about his history in comics, Doctor Who and science-fiction, mentioning, for example, DWM‘s possible cancellation when the series went off air during Colin Baker’s run on the show.
John notes that despite his many credits he still hasn’t drawn many superhero comics, despite working on Marvelman (Miracleman) for Warrior. He enthuses about Steve Parkhouse as a writer and the art of Frank Bellamy, and some of the comics he read as he grew up.
Podcaster Jeremy Bement also cover the Doctor Who news from San Diego Comic Con.
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.