Meet 2000AD artist Alan Langford this weekend – and many other great artists, too

Alan Langford
Alan Langford

Comic creator Alan Langford (2000AD and more) is one of a number of painters and other makers exhibiting and demonstrating at the Romsey Art Group‘s first “Art @ Work” get together this weekend (12th & 13th March), at the Mountbatten Gallery in Lee, Hampshire.

Members of the Group, comprising both professional and amateur artists (and other makings) will be demonstrating and exhibiting some of their work. They will also have cards, prints and other items for sale.

“There’s absolutely no obligation to buy, Alan tells me, “But it’s good for a laugh in good company.”

Alan is best known today for his incredible equestrian art, and for his graphic novel, The Secret of the Aesir. He recently contributed a strip to the SHIFT Comic Anthology YearBook, in selected newsagents now, and available online here.

Equestrian art by Alan Langford

The Romsey Art Group is a group of painters, potters and wood carvers from in and around the historic town of Romsey in the beautiful Test Valley, Hampshire.

With a membership of around 300 including both amateur and professional artists, they operate from their own building, the Mountbatten Gallery, which serves as a meeting place for demonstrations, courses, open studios and exhibitions.

A 2021 art exhibition at the Mountbatten Gallery, Lee. Photo: Romsey Art Group
A 2021 art exhibition at the Mountbatten Gallery, Lee. Photo: Romsey Art Group

Members of the Romsey Art Group include talented artists such as Hillary Archer, Margrethe Babb, David Ball, Sue Bowery, Nick Cross, Paula Crosskey, Joy Dickens, Gill Evans, Neal Griffin, William Handley-Garland, Joy Hobbs, Kay LePoidevin, Ruth Lewis, Eileen McGeown, Ron Moody, Jenny Morgan, Alison Perks, John Randall, David Ridler, Clive Roberts, Paul Ryan, Peter Spalding, Jane Spring, Pam Teal, Lesley Walker and Andrea Webber.

The variety of the work from these artists is well worth a look on the Group’s Gallery Page.

• Romsey Art Group Art @ Work – Artists demonstrations and an exhibition of their work 10.00am – 4.00pm | Admission £1 | Mountbatten Gallery, Lee Church Lane, Lee, Nr. Romsey SO51 9LG | Tel: 02380 733574

Romsey Art Group is online at www.romseyartgroup.org.uk | Facebook

The Secret of the Aesir - Cover

• More about Alan at www.alanlangford.co.uk

The Secret of the Aesir by Alan Langford is available here for £12 from Little Knoll Press – signed copies available | Buy it from AmazonUK (£14.49) – Affiliate Link

Read our review of The Secret of the Aesir

• Copies of his book of equestrian art, Welgora, are available direct from Little Knoll Press (£14.99) | Buy it from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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