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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 »

Photo Review: The BEYOND 2000AD Exhibition at London’s Orbital Comics

Beyond 2000AD - Orbital Comics 2017 - Wall 1

  London’s Orbital Comics – the UK’s one and only Eisner Award-winning comic shop – is currently hosting what sounds like it could be an extremely dull and pretentious look at 2000AD. “Beyond 2000AD – The Broader Cultural Impact of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic” certainly sounds like the theme of a comics dissertation, after all. But fear not! Twee this ... Read More »

Utopia/Valhalla, rare comics fanzine featuring early work by teenage Alan Moore offered for £2700

Utopia/ Valhalla Issue One

Over on eBay, there’s an auction running for a comics fanzine published in 1970 – Utopia/Valhalla Issue One – with a starting bid of over £2700. Before anyone starts scrabbling in their attics for fading issues of Comic Media News, Solar Wind or Fantasy Advertiser thinking to strike gold while the world’s gone mad, you should know this fanzine is ... Read More »

Roy of the Rovers comic artist David Sque confirmed for Lancaster Comics Day – making a rare comics convention appearance

A panel of Roy of the Rovers in action by David Sque, running onto a pass from Blackie Gray! Roy of the Rovers © Egmont UK

The Lancaster Comics Day team have announced the appearance of Roy of the Rovers comic artist David Sque at Lancaster Comics Day 2017 (Sunday 11th June), who will be at the event alongside ROTR editor Barrie Tomlinson. Both creators – like fellow guest, artist Richard Piers Rayner – have made very few appearances at comics events, so this is something of ... Read More »

The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic Convention? A Day out at the 2000AD – 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival

2000AD - 40 Years of Thrill-Power - Carlos Queue

The 2000AD – 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival took place last weekend and downthetubers John Freeman (who was drafted to run a panel about British comics, Richard Sheaf and Tony Esmond (who got to interview Pat Mills on stage) share their thoughts on the event… A Grand Day Out By Richard Sheaf There are more comic conventions than ever before in this UK ... Read More »

Pick a Card, Any Card, it’s an Ace! (Aces Weekly, that is!)

Aces Weekly Incentive Card 5

Aces Weekly, the on-line comic magazine, founded in 2012 by David Lloyd and Bambos Georgiou, has announced the release of a set of collectable “trading cards”, which give purchasers access to volumes of the award winning publication. Each of the ten cards features an image from a specific volume on one side and a unique code on the other, which ... Read More »

Fifth Lakes International Comic Art Festival Line-Up Announced, Tickets On Sale Now

Stan Sakai

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced its full guest list for this year’s Festival Weekend in Kendal (13th – 15th October 2017) – and it’s simply crammed with amazing guests, including Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragonés, Ryan North, Mariko Tamaki – and a smashing smattering of 2000AD creators including Brendan McCarthy, to boot. This year, by popular demand, the award-winning Festival is ... Read More »

British Comic Heroes Abroad: Dan Dare’s first Asian Publication Recalled

We’ve covered some of the reprints the original Dan Dare experienced across the globe in the past on downthetubes and Richard Sheaf wrote a detailed guide to many of them In the Titan Dare collection, Safari in Space. But until now, I hadn’t quite appreciated quite how much exposure Dan enjoyed in Asia. I’m very grateful to another of our ... Read More »

New ComicPopUp Brighton revives indie comic creators cooperative ideas to sell comics

ComicPopUp Brighton - Landscape

ComicPopUp Brighton is a new event happening on Saturday 13th May 2017, a one-day small-press/art comics shop that’s part of the Brighton Artists Open House Festival. Selling comics to comics readers and a whole new audience in a family-friendly pizza pub, with all sales money going to the creators, its a great idea where creators don’t even need to book ... Read More »

Something For The Weekend: Time To Celebrate 40 years of 2000AD!

2000 AD's Greatest: Celebrating 40 Years of Thrill-Power SNIP

Squaxx dek Thargo will be out in force celebrating 40 Years of 2000AD in London this weekend – so how could we not mark this momentous event in this week’s British comic and creator-focused new comics round up with a front and centre plug for 2000AD’s Greatest: Celebrating 40 Years of Thrill-Power! Some of British comics’ top creators pick their favourite ... Read More »

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