Pippa Pigg publishers Redan Publishing is launching Fun To Learn Friends Art magazine next month, which will contain art and craft activities featuring favourite pre-school characters such as Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol and PJ Masks.
FTL Friends Art is aimed at boys and girls aged 3-7 years and will include a 40 page magazine full of simple art and craft activities. There will be a pull-out card activity in the centre of each issue and a giant sticker sheet to encourage greater interactivity throughout. Each issue also comes with a specially designed craft gift that links to an activity to make inside, say the publishers.
“Fun To Learn Friends Art is the perfect addition to our hugely successful Fun To Learn range,” says Julie Jones, MD at Redan.
“Children love to be creative and this fabulous new magazine gives them everything they need to be a budding artist with lots of fun, simple and inspiring ideas along with a fantastic make and do gift.”
“We’ve had a fantastic reaction from retailers and licensors and feel confident that FTL Friends Art will be a popular choice for pre-schoolers and another top performer for the Redan portfolio.”
Fun To Learn Friends Art will have an initial print run of 60,000 and will be on sale every four weeks. Launching on 14th March, 2018 it will retail at £3.99 and will be available from all major supermarkets and newsstand retailers
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.