Comics artist Keith Page, co-creator of the mobile strip Charlotte Corday, is one of the regular interior and cover artists on British publisher DC Thomson’s Commando as well as writing and illustrating the Dan Dare prequel Rocket Pilot in comics magazine Spaceship Away.
As a part-time artist he worked on UK titles such as 2000AD, Dan Dare and TV Comic annuals before going full time illustrating Thunderbirds and Stingray in the national newspaper The Sunday Times.
Now, in an exclusive interview, Jeremy Briggs talks to Keith about his varied career for the main downthetubes site, including his work in the mobile comics arena with his creator-owned strip Charlotte Corday.
Plus, working with a number of other British comics experts, we’re pleased to present a detailed stripography charting Keith’s work down the years.
Commando © DC Thomson
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.