The Poopsheet Foundation, a US-based organisation whose primary focus is mini-comics and their history, from their underground/new wave “birth” in the 1970s to the current scene of today, is actively seeking comics collections both for use in their web site’s History Archive and for the Poopsheet Shop (the part of the site that ultimately allows the rest to exist).
Wanted are mini-comics, underground comix, alternative comics, fanzines, APAs and mainstream comics. “Generally speaking, we’re looking for material published in the 1980s or earlier,” says founder Rick Bradford, “but there are always exceptions.
“We pay in cash or trade.”
If you’re a fan of fanzines or worked on them either now or in the past it’s worth checking out the Foundation web site.
• Drop Poopsheet a line and let them know what you’ve got
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.