Revolutionary poet Otto René Castillo celebrated in new comic from ILYA

Ed Hillyer – also known as ILYA – is providing a series of “Cartoon History” strips for New Internationalist magazine, some available to read online.

Covering a variety of subjects, the latest sets ‘Apolitical Intellectuals’ to a modern tune, as he remembers the life of the Guatemalan revolutionary poet Otto René Castillo.

Cartoon History - Otto René Castillo by ILYA - for New Internationalist

Writer and comic ILYA, the creator of the award-winning graphic novel series The End of the Century Club, has more than 30 years experience as a comic book writer, artist and editor, published internationally by Marvel, DC and Dark Horse in the USA, Kodansha in Japan, and numerous independent companies worldwide.

Check out “Cartoon History” by ILYA on the New Internationalist web site

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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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