Next Commando and British Comics Swap Meet announced

Comic creators Colin MacNeil, Colin Maxwell and Keith Burns have been announced as guests at the next Commando and British Comics Swap Meet, taking place in Glasgow next April.

Commando and British Comics Swap Meet Ten - 1st April 2023, Glasgow

Focusing entirely on British comics, Swap-Meet 10 will be held in Glasgow at the 29th Glasgow Scout Group, Cameron Halls, on Saturday 1st April 2023. There will be thousands of Commando comics and other Picture Libraries on sale, and British weeklies such as 2000AD, Warlord, Battle, Beano, Misty, Bunty, Whizzer and Chips, Victor, and more.

This is not a comic-con – don’t expect to see lycra-clad Superheroes, just comics/annuals and comic-readers.

Keith Burns with some Star Wars art
Keith Burns with some Star Wars art
Raid On The Forth's writer/artist Colin Maxwell and cover artist Graeme Neil Reid at Defend Dunfermline Festival in August 2019
Writer/artist Colin Maxwell and artist Graeme Neil Reid at Defend Dunfermline Festival in August 2019

More guests will be announced soon. Check out the Commando and British Weekly Comics – Collectors, Buy, Sell and Swaps Page on Facebook for more information.

The venue is 15 minute train ride from Glasgow Central to Pollokshaws East, with a five minute walk to the venue, or a five mins drive from Junction 2 of M77 motorway, with ample on street parking. There will be brews ‘n’ butties, a charity raffle, and all proceeds will go toward the 29th Glasgow Scout Group.

Commando and British Comics Swap Meet Ten 10.00am – 3.00pm. Saturday 1st April 2023, 29th Glasgow Scout Group, Cameron Halls, 147 Mossgiel Road, Glasgow, G43 2BY | Admission: Adults £1 Children Free. All proceeds going to 29th Glasgow Scout Group

More Info on the Commando and British Weekly Comics – Collectors, Buy, Sell and Swaps Page on Facebook. If you would like a table to buy/sell/swap from for the day it costs just £15.00 – contact the team via the Facebook page

• Read our review of a previous Swap Meet here by James Bacon

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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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