Publisher SelfMadeHero is taking part in this year’s El Dia E. (Spanish Day) celebrations at Instituto Cervantes in London on Saturday 22nd June.
Writer and illustrator Rob Davis will be talking with broadcaster and journalist Alex Fitch about his much lauded adaptation of Don Quixote which has been published in two volumes. (We're told the Man of La Mancha feels more heroic knowing that this is taking place in a location named after his creator).
Rob has built up an international reputation for his work which includes drawing Judge Dredd, Doctor Who and Roy of the Rovers, with Don Quixote Volume 1 being shortlisted for the prestigious British Comic Book Awards.
To coincide with the event, an exhibition of original artwork from Rob Davis’s adaptation will be held in the Institute’s gallery from 18th -28th June.
• Adapting Don Quixote: Rob Davis in conversation with Alex Fitch Venue: Instituto Cervantes, 102 Eaton Sq., London SW1W 9AN Time: 1600 Date: 22nd June 2013
• Details of the talk and the full El Dia E. programmes are available at: www.londres.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha89317_22_2.htm
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.