We put 5 Questions to Steve Thompson...
Who are you and what do you do?
I am a writer, working on my own comics as well as creating content at London's Southbank Centre. I published 4 comics in the ongoing Street Fighting Women series (a thriller set in the 1920s in the world of Women's Wrestling which I also drew) and collected them into one graphic novel with more on the way!
What can people expect to find at your table at True Believers?
I will be selling Street Fighting Woman Part 1 as well as a series of prints based on frames from the comic. I will also be offering to draw inked portraits on the day.
What’s your favourite thing about what you do?
What I like best about what I do is finally getting all the crazy out of my head and onto the page! And if someone says they like what I do then that is the icing on the cake!
What was the first comic you collected?
The first comic I bought was a UK horror anthology called Scream! which was sold in newsagents. It was scary and silly and I loved it. The comic which got me into serious collecting was Marvel's Alpha Flight by John Byrne (issue 7!). I read it was transfixed by the idea of superheroes with serious personal problems who also had to put that aside to save the world (or Canada, which is where they were based)
If you had to recommend one comic (or story arc) to people, which would it be?
Please read all of the original 70s Howard The Duck issues by Steve Gerber! Those comics are funny, dark, sardonic, satirical and very well drawn by the likes of Frank Brunner and Gene Colan.