The Beano‘s Billy the Cat artist Nigel Dobbyn tells us he has completed his script for his Victorian-style Billy the Cat adventure “William the Cat”, a ten page strip will appear in the Beano Annual 2010 (out in 2009).
“I’m pleased to say that the script has been accepted without any changes,” says Nigel, “so I’ll be drawing it up over the next few months.
“Since this was so well received, I aleady have plans for writing and drawing further, modern day, Billy strips. I’d never realised writing would be so much fun!”
Nigel has also just completed some illustrations for the next issue of the fanzine Dogbreath, published by the recently Eagle Award-nominated Futurequake team.
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.