Author Archives: John Lees

About John Lees

John Lees is a writer best known for the award-winning, critically-acclaimed superhero comic, THE STANDARD.

What’s That Smell?

Uh-oh, it’s a political comic! I don’t claim to be the most politically engaged person, and others have got into the nuances of the Scottish Independence debate more comprehensively in comics elsewhere.  I mainly just put together this vignette because … Continue reading

Posted in Stories | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This Weekend: MCM Scotland Comic Con!

From Saturday 6th September to Sunday 7th September, MCM Scotland Comic Con will be running at the SECC in Glasgow.  The show returns to the venue after the huge success of last year, which saw an attendance much bigger than … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My 2014 Convention Schedule

Glasgow Comic Con has come and gone for another year, but I still have a few convention dates on the calendar.  Here’s an overview of what conventions you’ll be able to find me at over the remainder of 2014, and … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Comics Custodianism and the Illusion of Change

The comic book news cycle has been ablaze over the past few days with news of some big changes coming to Marvel comics in the months ahead.  As part of what the publisher is calling their “Avengers NOW!” initiative, some … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Glasgow Comic Con 2014: THIS WEEKEND!

It’s that time of year again!  There’s a little less than a week to go until Scotland’s comic community comes together for Glasgow Comic Con.  The show will be at the CCA on Sauchiehall Street, on Saturday 5th July and … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SICBA 2014 Nominees, Featuring John Lees Comics

A couple of days ago, the shortlist for this year’s Scottish Independent Comic Book Alliance awards were announced.  And I’m pleased to report that my comics are nominated in three of the four categories. The Standard was nominated for Best … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Is 2014 Comics’ Summer of Horror?

Over the past couple of months, it feels like I have been immersed in horror. Over the course of this month in particular, it’s starting to seem like my every spare moment has been dedicated to talking up my horror … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment