Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2018 Poster by The Surreal McCoy
Artist The Surreal McCoy will be back in Herne Bay this summer, as part of the sixth annual Herne Bay Cartoon Festival.
She will be discussing her graphic novel, The Wolf of Baghdad – A Memoir of a Lost Homeland on Friday 3rd August, in conversation with Alex Fitch and artist Rachel Ball, author of the graphic novel Wolf Man.
Art by Rachel Ball
Join them for this free event to hear how their works are progressing.
This year’s #HBCartoonFest is on 5th August 2018 on Herne Bay Pier, with exhibitions and other events before and after. The theme is “Turning the Tide”.
• The Surreal McCoy and Rachel Ball 5.30pm, Friday 3rd August, Pettman House, Hanover Square, Herne Bay CT6 5NY
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.