Unlike the talented comic artists whose work we promote here, I can’t draw for toffee, so I hope you don’t mind this adaptation of a piece of art by the great pulp magazine artist Virgil Finlay.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – although we’ll probably be posting more stories between now and the start of 2012!
With the launch of The Phoenix in January, 2000AD‘s 35th Birthday in February and the continuing strength of the UK indie press, it’s not all doom and gloom out there, no matter what the mainstream media would have us believe.
Our thanks to everyone who sent us stories – publishers, individual creators and others – and the very best of luck in your comic endeavours next year.
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.