Marc Jackson, one of the team at Macclesfield-based design agency Creative Hero, has just launched his Man from Space web comic – an all-ages, all-awesome (hopefully) outer-space adventures of a intergalactic hobo and his smart-mouthed sidekick Michael… the Goldfish.
“It’s a weekly strip romp into insanity, with a strong focus on wacky characters and snappy dialogue,” enthuses Marc. “Each week I’ll add more pages and after three/four weeks the current episode will finish and move onto a new one.
“There won’t be any long-running stories,” he reveals. “It’s more like a Saturday morning cartoon approach, hopefully introducing more craziness – with no strict story rules and complicated plots!”
The artwork is bright, energetic and eye-catching and the story sheer Saturday morning cartoon silliness. Give it a try.
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.