Sean Phillips’ Phono+Graphic Exhibition opens in Carlisle

The hugely successful Phono+Graphic exhibition curated by comics artist Sean Phillips arrives in  Carlisle next week.

Phono+Graphic is a collection (including some real rarities) of vinyl record sleeves designed by comic strip artists.

The exhibition previewed at last year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal but has since traveled to Toronto, then Macclesfield and now, Carlisle, at the University Vallum Gallery at Brampton Road.

Opening on Wednesday 12th October between 5 – 7.00pm the launch night includes a set by local lo-fi noise merchants Holiday

The exhibition runs until 18th November 2016 and is open to all.

Phono+Graphic is a collaboration between the University of Cumbria and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival which takes place the weekend after (14th to the 16th October). If you haven’t been it’s a fantastic event – see this year’s programme here or visit

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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