Space comics galore – from Glasgow!

Bunny Behind the Moon

Panel from Bunny Behind the MoonGlasgow’s Sparkle Horse was the venue for the launch of not one but two space-themed comics recently – The Amateur Astronomer’s Journal by Neil Slorance and Bunny behind the Moon by Gill Hatcher.

Bunny Behind the Moon by  Glasgow-based Gill Hatcher, comics creator and editor of Team Girl Comic, is a children’s comic-storybook hybrid. Wonder is a little schoolbunny with unusually long ears.

One day these ears start to receive strange messages – someone appealing for help. Could it really be a bunny astronaut lost in space?



The Amateur Astronomer’s Journal by Glasgow-based comics artist and illustrator Neil Slorance details the adventures and discoveries of an amateur astronomer. The story merges astronomy and science with a human touch.

Both small press titles are available from the creators’ respective web sites.




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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