Comics Day Guest 2016: Author Eddie Robson

Eddie Robson

Eddie Robson writes for television, with credits including episodes of Sarah & Duck (CBeebies, 2015-16) and Hollyoaks (Channel 4, 2014-15). He also writes for radio, and created the sitcom Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (BBC Radio 2, 2012-13; BBC Radio 4, 2014) which ran for two series. He’s written for various sketch shows including That Mitchell And Webb Sound, Small Scenes, 2525, Look Away Now, Recorded For Training Purposes, Newsjack (which he also script edited) and Play And Record.

He published my debut novel, a sci-fi comedy/conspiracy thriller called Tomorrow Never Knows, in July 2015 through Snowbooks. He’s worked with Lancaster’s wonderful Dukes Theatre in Lancaster several times, including writing their 2015 Christmas show, Beauty And The Beast.

His comics work includes scripts for 2000AD, Marvel, IDW, Doctor Who Adventures, Transformers Prime and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He wrote a book called The Art Of Sean Phillips, about the work of the eponymous comics artist (and fellow Lancaster Comics Day 2016 guest), and collaborated on an illustrated adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

He’s written a lot of short stories and audio plays connected to Doctor Who, mostly for Big Finish Productions. He wrote several episodes of BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Doctor Who series, mostly starring Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith, and worked extensively as a journalist and critic.

He’s also published books about the Coen brothers and film noir, academic essays on film, television and comics, and have written reviews, interviews and articles for publications including The Guardian, SFX, Film Review and Death Ray.

• Find him online at eddierobson.wordpress.com – or on Twitter EddieRobson

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