London’s Cartoon Museum set to re-open

The Cartoon Museum will re-open its doors to the public on Thursday 17th September, after nearly six months of enforced closure due to Coronavirus Pandemic restrictions.

“We’re very happy to announce we’re re-opening our doors to the public, said director Joe Sullivan in a Facebook video, thanking the comics community and others for many fund raising efforts, and its funding partners such as the National Lottery. “It’s been a long and difficult road for us the last few months, like many museums.”

Supporters have raised over £112,000 for the Cartoon Museum since a campaign began to prevent its closure as a result of its loss of income through admission fees and other revenue streams. This campaign has been boosted by further partnership support.

• The Cartoon Museum is at 63 Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3PT. Check new opening times here | Donations still very welcome

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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