Based on an interview conducted last year, we’re delighted to present an interview by Matthew Badham with London-based comic book artist and British comics aficionado Rufus Dayglo, whose credits include animation, work for IDW Comics in the US and 2000AD in the UK.
He’s the artist on the new Tank Girl, drawn Judge Dredd and Low Life for 2000AD and is a mine of information about British comics and has some fascinating insights into creating comics and applying yourself to the comic freelance way of life…
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.