Here’s a rundown of the Top Ten posts on downthetubes over the last seven days:
• Comic Criticism: A Call for Calm – and Common Sense
Liam Sharp calls for some better manners from the comics community. You may also be interested in comic writer Fiona Avery’s follow up post, “Everyone’s Not A Critic“, offering a guide to Constructive Criticism
• Oor Wullie joins T-Shirt Booth charity app offering
A fantastic British charity app goes from strength to strength
• ITV Studios offers sneek peek of new Thunderbird 1
An old post, but strangely one that seems compelling for our readers
• RM Guera’s new Judge Dredd story – sneek peek!
A great new Dredd story in the Megazine
• “To End All Wars” – the story behind a new World War One comic anthology
The title’s co-editor Jonathan Clode outlines the origins of this exciting project
• Eaglemoss launches Gerry Anderson Vintage Comic Collection
We understand from readers the Magazine is on hold, but we also gather it should resume publication later this year
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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.