WordPress downthetubes Readers – a quick apology

Really Heavy Greatcoat: John With UmbrellaA quick apology to followers downthetubes using the WordPress “Reader” service who will be bemused by the sudden publication of a large number of very old posts today, including items on Eagle Times and Alan Grant and Cam Kennedy’s 2007 Kidnapped graphic novel.

Although I’d switched off all the “social sharing” buttons while preparing the posts, I’d forgotten WordPress automatically posts “new” posts to those who have signed up by email to follow the blog.

I still have a large number of features and news items to transfer from the older HTML version of downthetubes, which I’ve been doing when I get chance.

I do apologise for clogging up your inboxes. I think I’ve worked out a way to tackle this problem so you won’t get bombarded again.

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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