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Tim Pilcher

radio tv scriptwriter journalist playwright screenwriter childrens author novelist picture book

About Tim Pilcher

I'm a pop culture expert and have worked in and around the comics industry for over 20 years as a writer and editor. I initially started as an assistant editor at DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, based in London, working on ground-breaking titles like The Extremist by Peter Milligan & Ted McKeever; Enigma and Face by Peter Milligan & Duncan Fegredo; The Mystery Play by Grant Morrison & Jon J Muth, Rogan Gosh by Peter Milligan & Brendan McCarthy; and Kill Your Boyfriend by Grant Morrison & Phillip Bond.

In 1992 I co-founded of the bi-lingual comics publishing house, Les Cartoonistes Dangereux, with Paul Peart, Brad Brooks, Dylan Horrocks and others. We published several critically acclaimed one-off graphic novels in English and French, including White Death by Robbie Morrison & Charlie Adlard, The Malice Family by Fareed Choudhury, Aunt Connie and the Plague of Beards by Jonathan Edwards and the first appearance of Fred the Clown by Roger Langridge.

I've written comics for the BBC, DeAgostini, Weldon Owen and the Young Telegraph and have worked for numerous book publishers including Penguin Children's Books and Dorling Kindersley.

As a journalist I've written for Deadline, Comic World, Tripwire, Education Today, Comics Forum, Criminal Justice Matters and G-Spot Magazine and Star Trek Magazine. I was an associate editor at Comics International, the UK's then-only comic book trade paper, alongside Dez Skinn. I've written numerous books on comics including The Complete Cartooning Course and The Essential Guide to World Comics with Brad Brooks. I've also contributed to numerous other books including, Comix: The Underground Revolution, 500 Comicbook Action Heroes, The Slings and Arrows Comic Guide (1st Edition), 500 Essential Graphic Novels and War Comics: A Graphic History. My Erotic Comics: A Graphic History Volumes 1 & 2, were the first serious survey of this genre in over 20 years and were Publication of the Year finalists in the 2010 UK Erotic Awards. My books have been translated into French, German, Polish, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, and Czech.

I regular give talks on everything from Tijuana Bibles, Indian comics, the history of Ecstasy and other esoteric subjects, and I'm currently commissioning editor at Ilex Press and the Chair of The Comic Book Alliance (www.comicbookalliance.co.uk), a not-for-profit organisation and "The Voice of the British Comics Industry" promoting books, graphic novels, webcomics and sequential art in its many forms. I occasionally update my intermittent blog, Sex, Drugs and Comic Books (www.sexdrugsandcomicbooks.blogspot.com).

I have also written several non-comic related books including: e: The Incredibly Strange History of Ecstasy, Spliffs 2 & 3, and the bestselling The Cannabis Cookbook. I live in Brighton, England.

Get in touch

Tim Pilcher is based in east sussex

07986 995 938