So, you’ve read the UK Comics Creator Survey Report co-ordinated by Comics Laureate Hannah Berry. As a comic creator, you’ve laughed, you’ve cried, you’ve kicked an inanimate object. But what does it all mean? What does that data tell us about the comics scene, exactly?
What are the implications of the findings, and how can they be applied? And why did Hannah and the Survey Team ask the questions they did, anyway?
Now’s you chance to find out, when Comics Laureate Hannah Berry chairs an online Q&A with the members of the Audience Agency who gathered and analysed the data, plus Sara Kenney and Charlotte Bailey who helped shape the survey itself.
Join in this first follow-up discussion event, bring questions and/or feedback, get involved on at a special, free online event at 8.00pm UK time on Tuesday 1st September 2020.
Launched earlier this year as a research project into everyone making comics in Britain today, the UK Comics Creators Survey aimed to “snapshot” the industry – and use the results to help support it. Some of the key findings feature in our report here.
The survey, which offers a rare and fascinating snapshot of comic creators and creation in the UK, was built by the Audience Agency and financed using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the British Council and the University of Dundee.
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.