Last week saw the launch (blast-off) of Marc Michael Jackson‘s new Man from Space series on the digital comics platform Tapastic, a service we’ve mentioned before as a great place to read a range of new comics (and which I use myself for the continuing Crucible strip, co-created with Smuzz).
Each Friday Marc plans to add two pages, and kicked off the new series with a fun four page start. Once a chapter, or issue is complete, he’ll then also do a limited print-run of the comics. too.
“It’s a refreshed take on my existing character,” Marc tells us, ” with even more focus on the crazy aspects, giving it a Ren and Stimpey/SpongeBob vibe, with more physical gags and general galactic goofiness!”
• Read the new Man From Space here: http://tapastic.com/series/MAN-FROM-SPACE—MINI-SERIES
• More about Marc’s work here: http://marcmakescomics.co.uk
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.