Saltire Fan Art Competition Launched

The team behind the Scottish superhero story Saltire are running a Fan Art Competition – and the winners will see their artwork in print.

Saltire , published by Diamond Steel Comics, is a series centring around a Scottish comic book superhero, the dark and gritty world of the main character a pseudo-history of the country and its mythology. Set entirely in the landscape of Scotland during pivotal moments from the past the novel will be familiar to those who enjoy the rich legends and traditions of Scotland.

Creator John Ferguson says “Saltire is an immortal being created thousands of years ago to protect Scotland and its people. He’s big, he’s blue and he’s ginger. 

“He has Scottish values but he’s a traditional comic book superhero with a variety of super villains to contend with as the story progresses, a Scottish competitor to Batman and Spiderman if you like.”

Submit your Saltire themed fanart to Diamond Steel by 24th June 2015 and you could feature in the upcoming Saltire graphic novel.

The best fanart will be included in the next book. There will also be prizes for the top six artwork.


First Prize
: Signed Saltire Trilogy and exclusive framed print.

5 runners up: Signed Saltire print.

• All entries should be submitted to or posted to Diamondsteel Comics, 61 South Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9QR. All ages and available to international entries. The closing date is 24th June 2015. Full details:

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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