John Ridgway Interviewed for Doctor Who Panel to Panel Podcast

Comic artist John Ridgway. Photo © Jeremy Briggs

Comic artist John Ridgway. Photo © Jeremy Briggs

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.

• Episode 34 of Doctor Who: Panel to Panel is at  available on iTunes or

Older episodes of Doctor Who: Panel to Panel are archived on the Internet Archive

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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