Peter Hogan is an English writer and comics creator who started out as editor of cult political British comic Revolver in 1990–1991, before working for 2000 AD and American comic book publishers Vertigo and America’s Best Comics.
In his own words he writes things down, because otherwise he forgets them. These currently include ‘Resident Alien. for Dark Horse Comics, and The Zaucer Of Zilk : A Zaucerful Of Zecrets, a collaboration with Brendan McCarthy arriving soon in the pages of 2000AD.
The timing of Peter joining the festival is excellent as it’s been announced that Resident Alien has been picked up to become a TV series for SYFY with filming to begin shortly after Comics Salopia.
Hogan first worked as commissioning editor for Eel Pie Publishing from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. He managed the Magic Bus Bookstore in Richmond until its closure in 1982. He also was a contributing writer to a biography about The Monkees pop group and a movie/DVD correspondent for Uncut magazine.
After his time at Revolver, Hogan became a scriptwriter for the 2000 AD comic, working on short story series Vector 13 and Tharg’s Dragon Tales, as well as reinventing the long-running Strontium Dog series as Strontium Dogs and supervising the Durham Red spin-off series. Hogan also had a short stint working on Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter. He also created the gentle fantasy Timehouse.
Peter’s writing is noted for a whimsical, fantastic quality that stood out from the more usual hard-edged sci-fi to appear under the 2000 AD banner.
Hogan went on to write books covering the bands REM, Queen and The Doors.
In the 1990s, Hogan wrote for some titles on DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, including The Dreaming and The Sandman Presents: Love Street. Most recently, his unpublished followup to the latter, The Sandman Presents: Marquee Moon, was published online. Like Love Street, Marquee Moon is a tie-in to Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and offers a look at the early days of John Constantine of Swamp Thing and Hellblazer fame.
He has also worked with Alan Moore on Moore’s America’s Best Comics series, including his own spin-off title Terra Obscura. He also wrote three issues of Tom Strong with artist Chris Sprouse and the two of them returned to the character in 2010 with the limited series Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom.
He lives in Tunbridge Wells with his family, and a small army of imaginary friends.