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  • 57, Male
  • Lancaster
  • United Kingdom
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Who The Heck is John Freeman?

I'm a comics and features writer who has worked in comics and magazine publishing in the UK for over 20 years. My British comics news and features web site, downthetubes.net, web site features news about British comics and a comics writing guide.

I'm working part time for ROK Comics on their Indian comics platform and other mobile comic related projects and as an editor for some of Titan Books print British comics collections, as well as a few other projects for other companies.

I got my job in comics by editing my own 'zine, which counted Alan Moore among its subscribers. Never underestimate the power of a good 'zine or its hard-working contributors, who included Mike Collins, Bryan Talbot, Richard Starkings, John Tomlinson, Dave Jones, and was designed by Matt Bingham who went on to design FHM

ROK Comics enables comics creators to create or adapt their strips for mobile phones, which can be delivered worldwide through WAP subscription and single downloads -- potentially reaching a much bigger audience than that for web-based comics. Unfortunately the parent company was hit hard by the credit crunch and development there has been scaled back, until very recently (August 2009).

I've written comic strips for various companies such as Marvel, Fleetway, Lucky Bag and commercial companies seeking to use comics as a promotional device. Currently I'm writing a science fiction strip, Ex Astris, for the British SF comics magazine Spaceship Away.

I've also edited various magazines including the official Babylon 5, Doctor Who, Star Trek and Star Wars Magazines.

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Ex Astris on myebook

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 3:01pm 0 Comments

Myebook - Ex Astris: Homecoming - click here to open my ebook I've just been experimenting with the online ebook publishing tool myebook and have uploaded an episode of Ex: Astris, called Homecoming: a 10-page strip which first appeared in the British comic in Bulletproof Comics #2. Click on the image on the right to view the comic… Continue

Promoting Comics: Your Thoughts Welcome

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 9:09am 0 Comments

Over on my downthetubes Forum (which is primarily devoted to British comics) I’ve started a discussion about promoting comics with a view to creating a “resource page” for creators looking for ways to publicise their work: http://bit.ly/16qJVM (short link)

Primarily, at the moment the page with edited info here: http://downthetubes.ning.com/notes/Comic_Review_Sites

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