London’s Cartoon Museum “Comics, So What?” project – also being run at the University of Dundee and at Staffordshire University, as Jeremy Briggs reported last month – kicks off this Saturday (7th March 2015), celebrating comics and graphic novels.
Take along your favourite story or comic with you to the Museum, and tell us why you love it. Hear from creators Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Karrie Fransman, David Hine, Zoom Rockman and Posy Simmonds. Or why don’t you and the kids try out one of the workshops with cartoonists Steve Marchant and Asia Alfasi.
The event also marks the start of the Cartoon Museum’s new Comic Creators project. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund the museum will be able to build its comics collection and do more events and exhibition for all you comics lovers.
• This is a free event, running from 1pm – 5.30pm. Let the Museum know if you are coming though! The Cartoon Museum is at 35 Little Russell Museum, London, WC1A 2HH
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.