Zoom Rockman heads to Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Zoom Rockman


Talented 14-year-old comic creator Zoom Rockman, the award-winning teenager who has been publishing his own humour title – The Zoom – since the age of nine, with 10 biannual issues under his belt, is to be another guest at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal in October.

Among other things, he’ll be doing  comic workshops and DJing  a Black Hook Press-backed  gig over the weekend. (Black Hook Press is a blogger,publisher, and organiser, based in Yokohama, Japan).

The Zoom features satirical strips looking at modern culture and life in London as well as reoccurring characters such as Skanky Pigeon who has also appeared in The Beano. The comic has attracted plenty of press interest and acclaim from a huge range of comic critics.


• The official Zoom comic site is at www.thezoom.co.uk | Follow Zoom Rockman on Twitter @the_zoomcomic 

• For the latest news on the 2015 Lakes International Comic Art Festival visit: www.comicartfestival.com

• Sign up for the Festival’s newsletter here

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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