Cynopsis reports Penguin has inked a partnership with Piczo, the UK-based teen targeted social networking website, for MyPenguin, a contest that launches this week on the site. Penguin asked some top bands to select their favorite classic book, which of course are Penguin books, and teens are asked to design their own cover art for the books that they can then upload to www.piczomypenguin.piczo.com.
The bands will be the judges. As for what bands chose what classic novels, here are a few: Ryan Adams selected Dracula; Razorlight’s pick is Great Gatsby; Beck’s is Le Grand Meaulnes; and Dragonette chose Alice in Wonderland.
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.
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