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Comic Creator Interviews

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

Classical Comics Video Interview

Comics artist Jon Haward and writer John McDonald, part of the creative team on Classicial Comics Macbeth, have been interviewed for the BookZone TV, an online video channel from the Borders bookshop. View the video here Classical Comics recently announced Japanese publisher Ittosha Incorporated are to translate their books into Japanese. Using a mixture of the company’s Plain and Quick ... Read More »

Comic Creator Hannah Berry Interviewed

Over on the Forbidden Planet International blog, Joe Gordon has posted an interview with Brighton-based Hannah Berry, author of the recnetly-published Britten & Brülightly from publishers Jonathan Cape, a film noir-styled debut graphic novel that centres on ‘Private Researcher’ Fernández Britten, often a messenger for bad news who would view being shot as a blessing. Berry talks at length about ... Read More »

No Barcodes: Sean Azzopardi Interview

In the second of a series of creator interviews to mark the upcoming NoBarCodes event next Saturday in Camden Lock Market, London, David Baillie talks to Sean Azzopardi, creator of Twelve Hour Shift and one of London Underground Comics’ success stories. Since being one of the founder members of the Camden Stall six months ago he’s gone freelance and has ... Read More »

Quite Frankly, Frank Quitely

When top Scottish comics creator made an appearance at Scotland’s National Library in April 2008, Brian D Morgan was on hand to report what he had to say about his approach to drawing comics for downtheubes. Read his full report on the main downthetubes site Read More »

Ewing and Holden Interviewed

Matthew Badham has just posted a great interview with 2000AD and small press creators Al Ewing and PJ Holden (who has also worked for Image Comics and Fantagraphics) on his Overspill blog. “We were supposed to be talking about Dead Signal, their new series for science fiction comic 2000 AD, ” says Matthew. “Instead, we rambled on like lunatics.” Lunatics ... Read More »

By Sea, By Land, By Air: An Interview with Calum Laird

Calum Laird, 2008

This interview was first published on 9th April 2008 on downthetubes and was merged with this blog in 2013. First published in 1961 Commando is Britain’s last war comic. Indeed, of those British comics that many of us grew up with, only the ubiquitous Dandy and Beano are older – however, since there are eight Commandos a month, its issue count ... Read More »

By Sea, By Land, By Air

First published in 1961 Commando is Britain’s last war comic. Indeed, of those British comics that many of us grew up with, only the ubiquitous Dandy and Beano are older – however, since there are eight Commandos a month, its issue count is much higher than both of its septuagenarian cousins. Commando even makes the thirty year old 2000AD look ... Read More »

Alan Moore Interviewed for Inside Out

Alan Moore has been interviewed for BBC East’s The Inside Out show, to be broadcast on tonight (Friday 21 March). The interview can also be viewed on the Inside Out website. Alan talks candidly about his work, revealing he was expelled from school for drug dealing and talks about his first ever comics work, Maxwell the Magic Cat, as an ... Read More »

Cartoonist Jim Medway interviewed

downtheubes contributor Matthew Badham has just interviewed cartoonist Jim Medway, a self-published cartoonist whose comics might best be described as anthropomorphic, all-ages fun. He has recently been invited to pitch ideas to the new anthology comic from Random House, The DFC. Jim is also a much in demand educator who teaches cartooning to children and adults in both formal and ... Read More »

Sean Azzopardi Interviewed

With the release of his new book, Twelve Hour Shift, Matthew Badham has just interviewed London-based cartoonist Sean Azzopardi and both have kindly given permission for us to republish the piece here. Sean Azzopardi is a self-published cartoonist living and working in London. His comics have received positive attention from the likes of Redeye magazine and the Midnight Fiction website. ... Read More »

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