Six Scottish artists have grouped together to produce a team blog in a show of Celtic solidarity with, or as the Scots put it “shamelessly inspired and ripped off from”, the Eclectic Micks art blog.
The six artists will each take one day a week to post an illustration to the Scotch Corner blog –
Jon Hodgson is fair of face on Monday
Graeme Neil Reid is full of grace on Tuesday
Andy Hepworth is full of woe(!) on Wednesday
Gary Erskine has far to go on Thursday
Thomas Crielly is loving and giving on Friday
and they have yet to announce someone who works hard for a living on Saturday!
Which leaves the Sunday slot and, in a twist, they are offering the day as a guest slot for anyone who would like to contribute. Aspiring artists should contact the team via the e-mail address on their blog if they would like to be considered for one of the Sunday guest slots. You will be pleased to know that being “bonny and blithe and good and gay” on the Sabbath day is not a prerequisite for selection.
The Scotch Corner Daily Art Blog begins on Wednesday 1st July.
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.