The Really Heavy Greatcoat Year in Review 2016 Part One

Nick Miller, co-creator of The Really Heavy Greatcoat cartoon with me, which we wrote on a regular basis for some years, delivers the first part of this year’s “Year in Review” early, in response to the US election results…


Nick has been a cartoonist since he was able to hold a pencil. A cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer living in Lancaster, he’s been working in this field for more than 25 years with clients in the UK, US, Italy, China, Luxembourg, Croatia.

The Really Heavy Greatcoat cartoon, mainly written by me, John Freeman, ran in a number of Lancaster ‘zines and online on virtual-lancaster.net. There’s the start of an archive on Tapastic here.

His cartoons have been used in academic texts, advertising, apps, children’s books, children’s comics, graphic anthologies and sport magazines.

• Find him online at http://nickmillercartoonist.wix.com/nickmiller

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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