Orkney gallery hosts 2000AD-inspired exhibition

Orkney Comic Art Exhibition - 2014. Photo: Peter Rowe

Orkney Comic Art Exhibition in Kirkwall. Photo: Peter Rowe

Orkney Comic Art Exhibition - 2014. Photo: Peter Rowe

Photo: Peter Rowe


If you’re heading to Orkney for your holidays, then you might want to drop in on a new exhibition featuring comic art by four artists who live on the island.

The Orkney Comic Art Exhibition is being held on the first floor of the Custom House, Albert Street, Kirkwall, and features both original work and prints from four Orkney-based artists — 2000AD‘s Cam Kennedy and Jim Baikie, The Giddy Limit creator Alex Leonard, and Tony O’Donnell of The Beano.

The exhibition is due to run until 30th August 2014.

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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  1. now that looks like a wonderful exhibition, why don’t we have exhibitions like this in Ireland?
    Any one know how Cam is doing, last I heard, he was not able to draw due to illness, really miss seen new works from the man, he has inspired so many of us.


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