Been busy last week with ROK Comics – several new faces have joined the beta and behind these scenes there’s some revamping going on that looks fantastic.
British creator Dave Windett (Simpsons Comics, Daffy Duck, The Dandy) has created another suite of ‘Freefall’ characters, objects and scenes for the site’s Creator Tool, which lets anyone create comic strips, even if they can’t draw!
Dave has designed original characters for a variety of publications in the past and provided illustrations for everything from magazines and websites to mobile phones, games, and even childrens shoes.
At the moment, he’s also busy converting some smashing pencil designs by Steve Bright into vector art for me, another suite of Freefall characters for the Creator Tool which should be added to the free service soon.
Dave is also uploading a humour strip The Wacky World of Animals, written by John Gatehouse, to ROK Comics, joining creators as diverse as Vince ‘El Profe’ Aviles from Puerto Rico, David ‘Trek Life’ Reddick, Steve ‘Madd Science’ English, Chris ‘Mauretania’ Reynolds and several other early adopters.
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.