Children’s magazine specialist Redan Publishing Ltd is celebrating as its Fun To Learn Favourites magazine turns 20.
The magazine has enjoyed a successful 20 years in the competitive pre-school magazine market, the Shrewsbury-based publisher offering its thousands of readers top quality editorial content and production values, an ever-changing mix of the hottest pre-school characters and great value for money.
“Fun To Learn Favourites was the first independent multi-character magazine for pre-schoolers in the UK,” says MD Julie Jones, “and it’s a testament to our award winning editorial team and the power and creativity of the pre-school licensing industry, that it continues to go from strength to strength.
“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our Licensing partners who’ve come on board over the years – here’s to another 20!”
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.