Tim Perkins interviewed on the BBC

Comic creator and publisher Tim Perkins

Comic creator and publisher Tim Perkins

(Via Blimey! It’s a Blog About Comics): Animation expert, comics creator and comics teacher Tim Perkins was interviewed on the John Gillmore show on BBC Lancashire this week, talking about his work and comics in general.

“We had some great fun and I ended up doing a sketch of John in his superhero alter-ego live on the show,” Tim reveals on his blog, “and also gave him some art tips in the process, having him produce his own sketches too.”

Tim’s pretty busy at present, trying to finish his Worlds End graphic novel: he’s also got several children’s book commercial commissions in the pipeline.

• You can listen to the interview until next Monday on the BBC iPlayer at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0070g0x/John_Gillmore_29_03_2010: Tim’s interview starts about 16 minutes in, and runs until about 1:11 on the time bar.

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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