Pat Mills made a professor by The University Of Liverpool
He has been made a Visiting Professor in the School of Arts by the University of Liverpool in recognition of his work in British comics.
The appointment follows his current involvement as a consultant to a new private/public incubation initiative at the university called Subversion, where he is working on new multi-media projects as well as being due to give talks on graphic novels to students.
“Once I'd got over all the blushing and the obvious ‘prof’ jokes from my partner and friends, there’s one thing in particular about this that delights me,” says Mills. “The appointment is intended to help raise the profile of British comics, British creators and what we can achieve in the comic media in Britain.
“So if this enhances the public image of important series like Charley’s War, comics like 2000 AD , and also my forthcoming graphic novels with Clint Langley for British-based Repeat Offenders Ltd ( nice plug there- ed ), that’s got to be a good thing for our industry. The Repeat Offenders novels commence with American Reaper, a science fiction cop drama beautifully imagined by Clint. I think it will show just what we can do with the graphic novel art form when British creators are in the driving seat.
“It's fantastic that the University of Liverpool supports British comics in this way and my thanks to everyone there who made it happen.”