Author Archives: John Lees

About John Lees

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

This Weekend: Glasgow Comic Con 2015!

This coming weekend at the CCA Glasgow, from Saturday 4th July to Sunday 5th July, Scotland’s comics scene will be celebrating one of the highlights of its year, with the milestone 5th Glasgow Comic Con!  I have fond memories of … Continue reading

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6 Tips For Writing Horror Comics

Last week, as part of the Kickstarter campaign for The Standard, I ran a special live streaming event exclusively for backers: a talk about the history of horror in comics. One aspect of the talk that went down particularly well … Continue reading

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My Top 20 Daredevil Comics!

Tomorrow, Daredevil launches on Netflix, and I’m ridiculously excited for it.  Daredevil is my favourite Marvel superhero, and I’ve been anticipating his arrival in the MCU ever since Marvel announced they’d got the rights back from Fox.  When, from there, … Continue reading

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This Weekend: Edinburgh Comic Con!

Hey everybody, and happy 2015!  It’s been a while since this site got updated, but now seems like a good time to get the ball rolling again, as convention season is about to start rolling again for me! This Saturday … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Comics of 2014

Hello and welcome once more to my annual countdown of the Top 10 comics of the year. You’ll notice that, after last year’s inflated Top 20 list, I’m back down to 10 for 2014. That’s not to suggest that the … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Thought Bubble 2014!

It’s been a fun convention year for me, hitting my local shows at Glasgow Comic Con in July and MCM Scotland in September, then traveling to New York Comic Con in October.  And as has become tradition, the convention year … Continue reading

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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

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