downthetubes: Our Top Ten Stories for May 2016

Halfway into 2016 already and we had another upswing in visitor numbers on downthetubes in May – thank you for your continued support. We have lots of news and features and new projects yet to come!

Stewart Perkins, Bristol 2004. Photo courtesy PJ Holden
Stewart Perkins, Bristol 2004. Photo courtesy PJ Holden

In Memoriam: Stewart Perkins (WR Logan)

British comics mourns the loss of a huge fan and supporter of Judge Dredd and 2000AD

Striker dropped from The Sun‘s print edition, goes online only

This story on the fate of football strip Striker, first posted earlier this year, continues to attract irate Sun readers…

Ed Stoppard has been cast as Dan Dare in the new audio adventures from B7 Media
Ed Stoppard has been cast as Dan Dare in the new audio adventures from B7 Media

Dan Dare Audio Adventures Cast Revealed, Recording Underway

Look out for new art to promote this project from B7 Media soon!

Thank You, Doctor Who (Magazine) – You Kickstarted My Comics Career

Thank you, dear readers for being so interested in my career!

The Rotten State of Newsagents – Is it any Wonder Publishers Are Pushing Digital?

One of our most commented on stories – and very few of the comments are positive about WHSmiths!

Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash - Sample Art 5
Art © 2016 Dave McKean

“Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash A Reader’s Experience”

Our first look at Dave McKean’s World War One project, reviewed by Tony Esmond

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 500 - Doctor Who Magazine Supplement
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 500 – Doctor Who Magazine Supplement

Doctor Who Magazine Covers: Readers Top 50 Revealed

With DWM reaching a landmark Issue 500, it’s no wonder this story gained such attention. We’re rather hoping some of the art covers for the magazine will win the Poll and more will be commissioned!

In Memoriam: Comic Artist Stephen Prestwood

A fine tribute by Owen Watts as we mourn another tragic loss to British comics

David Hunt, Barry Tomlinson and Gil Page discuss Gerry Embleton's Dan Dare artwork for the first issue of new Eagle in 1982
David Hunt, Barry Tomlinson and Gil Page discuss Gerry Embleton’s Dan Dare artwork for the first issue of new Eagle in 1982

Remembering Gil Page: A Personal Tribute by David Hunt

One of Bitish comics publishing’s finest, whose passing is also noted in “In Memoriam: IPC Managing Editor Gil Page

Eaglemoss Road Tests new Star Trek Graphic Novel Collection

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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