I compered the monthly Spotlight Club at the Yorkshire House, Lancaster on Friday night (yes, it was me who welcomed a bemused audience with “Ladies, Gentlemen and dolphins — you know who you are…”)
Finishing the bill, which included four writers from Dumfries, was local musician Kriss Foster, whose song “Morecambe” anyone who’s ever been to the seaside town will enjoy. I clipped it a little, so check out his myspace site for a fuller version.
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.