Reality Check: Modern children’s comics

Reality Check: Modern children’s comics

In a panel discussion recorded at last year’s SCI-FI-LONDON festival, CBBC presenter Chris Johnson talks to Paul Collicutt (Robot City adventures), Alex Milway (The Mythical 9th Division) and Eddie Robson (Doctor Who adventures) about creating Science-Fiction and Fantasy comics for kids and having interested children in the format, how to keep their love of comics going.

The Mythical 9th Division by Alex Milway, Robot City adventures by Paul Collicutt, Doctor Who Adventures by Eddie Robson

The Mythical 9th Division by Alex Milway, Robot City adventures by Paul Collicutt, Doctor Who Adventures by Eddie Robson

Listen to Alex Fitch’s interviews with Alex Milway and Paul Collicutt

For more info about this podcast and a variety of other episodes you can download, please visit the home of this episode at

Links: Paul Collicutt – Info on Robot City Adventures from Templar Publishing
Info on Paul’s books at
Paul’s contact details at

Alex Milwayprofile and info about Operation Robot Storm on Walker Books’ website
The Mousehunter website / blog
Old Hokey’s Whimsical tales blog

Eddie Robson – on wikipedia
Comic strips on
Doctor Who Adventures / audio CDs

Recommended events:

Orbital Comics events

This April in the Orbital Gallery, Self-Made Hero showcases the artwork of the re-released classic anthology It’s Dark in London.

The book is a portrait of London that captures the city’s fundamental essence as an exquisite mixture of lofty towers and gutter sleaze, of suburban gentility and urban depravity, of private vices and public philanthropy, with artwork by Steve Bell, Dix, Jonathan Edwards, Carl Flint, Melinda Gebbie, Garry Marshall, Dave McKean, Woodrow Phoenix amongst others… to April 26th

The crew at 2000AD are bringing four of their most zarjaz creators to Orbital Comics on Saturday April 7 to celebrate the release of their new book, Mega-City Undercover 2.

Rob Williams, Simon Coleby, D’Israeli and Rufus Dayglo will all be on hand to sign and sketch for you, followed by a Q&A to discuss the new book and other projects.

2000AD are arranging giveaways for a few lucky participants, so make sure you don’t miss out on this truly mega event! Signing starts at 4pm followed by Q&A at 6pm.

Saturday April 7th, 4pm
Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA

Gosh! Comics events

Simone Lia book launch and signing – Please God, Find me a husband!

April 10th, from 6.30pm

Darryl Cunningham book launch, signing and in conversation with Robin Ince, re: Science Tales

April 24, time TBC

Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR