Knockabout Comics, publishers of Gilbert Shelton, Hunt Emerson and Alan Moore, amongst others, and SEQUENTIAL, the digital graphic novel iPad app, have announced the forthcoming release of Neil Gaiman’s Lost Tales, a special, free, digital collection of Neil Gaiman’s ‘lost’ comic strips from the 1980s, in aid of charity.
The collection features Gaiman’s collaborations with Bryan Talbot, Dave McKean and others, and includes a very rare 1980s interview, Gaiman’s original typed notes for Sandman, sample scripts, project proposals and more, including an original cover by Hunt Emerson.
The free collection will initially be exclusively available on SEQUENTIAL later this month, and for each download a donation of $0.50 will be made to the charity Malaria No More, with a target of raising $15,000 to fight malaria.
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.