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Interviews with British comic creators – writers, artists, editors and more.

Kendal Calling: An Interview with Comics Artist, Illustrator and LICAF 2017 Guest Michael Cho

LICAF 2017 Michael Cho Artwork SNIP

I’m delighted to present our first “Kendal Calling” interview of 2017 in the run up to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October, highlighting the event’s many international and British guests. (Tickets are on sale now). Michael Cho is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. Michael has painted covers for Penguin and Random House, drawn numerous editorial ... Read More »

Nick Abadzis talks Doctor Who for latest Panel to Panel podcast

Episode 72 of of Jeremy Bement‘s Doctor Who: Panel to Panel is up and features an interview with writer-artist Nick Abadzis. Nick, whose many credits also include Laika and Cora’s Breakfast, has been writing the adventures of the Tenth Doctor since his first appearance in Doctor Who Magazine and now he joins Jeremy for an in-depth conversation about his career, Doctor ... Read More »

Panel Borders: Medical Emergencies features interviews with Karen Berger and the Mad Robot Comics team

Panel Borders: Medical Emergencies

The monthly radio show about comics and graphic novels is back tonight. In Panel Borders: Medical Emergencies, Alex Fitch talks to two teams of creators who use knowledge of medical emergencies to inform sci-fi and fantasy titles. At Cartoon County, Brighton, Alex explores the Madhouse and Cadavers comics created by Matt Hardy and Edward Bentley, from their Worthing based imprint Mad Robot ... Read More »

Awesome Comics Podcast Catch Up!

Awesome Comics Podcast - General Promotion

Here’s a round up of the recent Awesome Comics Podcasts from Vince Hunt, Dan Butcher and our very own Tony Esmond (we’d write that in bigger letters, but the web doesn’t let you). The gang were really busy getting on with talking creating comics, while I was busy battling forest fires, rescuing cats from trees, neighbours from wells – basically, ... Read More »

Driven To Abstraction: A Chat with comic creator Gareth A. Hopkins

Art for Sugar Forest Fire by Gareth A Hopkins

Gareth A. Hopkins bucks the trend. His comics are both complex and unorthodox. They are also at times hauntingly charismatic. Like watching a comic flow directly from Rorschach’s mask on to a page of a comic, but about a thousand times more complex. They portray an abstract approach to the sequential medium. Is it something that I fully understand? Hell, no. ... Read More »

Creating The Chimeran: An exclusive look at a new comics project from Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz

The Chimeran - Teaser Poster

Recently in the spotlight at the ICE convention in Birmingham was a new project involving some stellar talent, The Chimeran – a creative team that includes Ben Oliver and Simon Furman, Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back producer Gary Kurtz, Richard Bazley and Paul Goodenough. Hot on the heels of that, we caught up with Paul Goodenough to talk to him about the comic and his writing career… Paul has recently moved from being ... Read More »

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 63: Fraser Campbell

Fraser Campbell - Self Portrait

Fraser Campbell, the writer of Sleeping Dogs and Alex Automatic, joins the Awesome Pod crew to talk about the new 1970s tv inspired book, his work process, influences and more. Alex Automatic – currently the focus of Fraser’s latest crowdfunding campaign, drawn by James Corcoran – is about a Government agent called Alex Anderson. Subjected to an experimental programme, Alex ... Read More »

Creating Comics: An Interview with Russell Mark Olson, creator of “Gateway City”

Gateway City - Cover

As regular downthetubes readers know, we’ve given a couple of mentions to the digital comics platform Tapastic here, highlighting some of the great strips featured. One of these is the intriguing Gateway City, a crime noir/ SF mash up by Portsmouth-based American artist Russell Mark Olson. On a trip south recently I caught up with Russell, to find out more ... Read More »

Creating Comics: Declan Shalvey reveals Moon Knight creation secrets

Moon Knight #1 - Splash

Over on YouTube, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou is the man behind Strip Panel Naked, a great series of “How To” videos analysing and breaking down comics art in detail, which includes items featuring Mike Mignola and Jordie Bellaire. His latest is the first of a series of Creators Edition special episodes – the first part of a chat with Declan Shalvey, artist ... Read More »

BBC Radio 4 Celebrates 70 years of Classics Illustrated 

Classic Comics presentes "The Three Musketeers"

BBC Radio 4 has been celebrating 70 years of Classics Illustrated with a special programme about the comic, broadcast earlier today, and available now through iPlayer. Marking the 70th anniversary of the comic book Classics Illustrated, actor Bill Paterson explores the publication’s impact and recent revival on Britain’s bookshelves. Classics Illustrated, the comic book adaptations of classic literature, began in ... Read More »

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