Nick Abadzis: Apollo Remembered

Apollo by Nick Abadzis

Here’s a fab image from Nick Abadzis he’s sent us for our Moon Landing Comics Celebration album.

Nick should need no introduction here: his comics and contributions to British comics are legendary, with strips featured in The Times and elsewhere.

“I did this portrait of the Apollo 11 crew for a strip that ran in a DK book,” he says, “but then later tweaked it just for my own satisfaction.”

Nick is of course no stranger to using space travel as a story theme. His superb graphic novel, Laika, a wonderful story inspired by the first dog in space, was released in 2007, and is highly recommended…

He’s also written two Torchwood strips for Titan’s official magazine, coming out next month and the month after, drawn by the excellent Paul Grist.

“Everything else I’m doing is long-term stuff,” he reveals, “the follow-up to Laika for First Second, etc…” Whatever he’s doing it will be worth the wait and we’re delighted he found time to join in with our Moon Landing comics project.

• View Moon Landing 40th Anniversary: A Comics Celebration” – a gallery of illustrations and comic art inspired by space exploration

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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