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Happy Birthday, 2000AD! From feature and script droid Matthew Badham

Matt Badham Blog or web site: I’m a contributor to the Forbidden Planet International blog, down thetubes and I’m on Twitter at: Currently working on: Articles for the Judge Dredd Megazine, Comic Heroes and Strip Magazine. First memory of 2000AD? Johnny Alpha and a whole bunch of bad-ass mutants staring out from the cover of Prog 349. Favourite Character ... Read More »

In Review: Thought Bubble 2010 by Matthew Badham

This report is a bit late. I was summoned back from Thought Bubble on Sunday morning (I had planned to stay for some of the events that were taking place on that day) because my wife had picked up a stomach bug and the kids needed looking after. She’s up and about again, giving me time to process my thoughts ... Read More »

Small Press Creators: Badham wants to hear from you!

Matthew Badham, a contributor to downthetubes, perhaps best known as a feature writer for Judge Dredd: The Megazine (and other outlets), is writing a 4000 word piece about the British indie/small press comics scene – and wants views from small press creators for the article. “I’m going to be using my contacts book to gather primary research material in the ... Read More »

Curating Charley’s War: An Interview with Titan’s collection editor Simon Ward

A scene from the Russian Civil War from "Charley's War". Story by Pat Mills, art by Joe Colquhoun

  Last year, I chatted to Simon Ward, who edited the tenth volume of Charley’s War for Titan Books. Some quotes from the conversation were used in an article that was published in the last issue of Comic Heroes magazine. Anyway, I thought it would be a good idea to present the full, unedited transcript of our conversation online in case ... Read More »

Dan Dare: Yesterday’s Hero Returns

Artwork for Virgin Comics Dan Dare series by Gary Erskine

Article First Published: November 2007 | Updated to add Collection March 2015 Yesterday’s hero is back. Everyone’s favourite space adventurer, Dan Dare, returns this month in a new action-packed series from Virgin Comics and top creative team Garth Ennis and Gary Erskine. Matthew Badham caught up with the Ennis and Erskine to find out how they’ve interpreted Dare for the ... Read More »

Of Spandex and O Men: An Interview with Martin Eden

    Together with Forbidden Planet International, we’re delighted to present this interview by Matthew Badham with comic creator and Titan Comics editor Martin Eden, creator of the superhero series The O-Men and Spandex… downthetubes: For those who don’t know you, and in 30 words or less, who are you? Martin Eden: I’m Martin, a London-based magazine editor by day. ... Read More »

This World Has Teeth: A Chat with Ian Edginton

Ian Edginton has written for pretty much every comics publisher there is, producing strips for anthologies such as 2000AD, Dark Horse Presents and Star Wars Tales as well as numerous one-shots and ongoing series. The latter include Kingdom of the Wicked, a run on X-Force and Scarlet Traces. Here, he talks to Matthew Badham about Hinterkind, his new ongoing series ... Read More »

The British Comic Industry Q&A

Comics on sale in WH Smiths Lancaster in October 2015. Teen titles such as 2000AD and Commando are racked in a separate section of the store.

Last Updated: 16th July 2016 I get a lot of questions from students in the UK and further afield about the British comics industry, so I’m posting some of my replies to often asked questions on this page. I hope it’s useful — but if there’s anything that isn’t covered, please feel free to ask me! HOW MUCH IS THE UK ... Read More »

About downthetubes and how to contact us

How to Contact Us Initially, please drop us a line via this email address: This enables us to forward items to the right people on the DTT team. Please do not Twitter DM or Facebook Message DTT contributors about items sent (. It’s simply become impossible to keep track of so many different contact platforms and we might very ... Read More »

Post 4000: A Thank You to Creators, Publishers and our Loyal Readers

Ye Ed. Art: Nick Miller This post marks our 4000th blog post since deciding to create a separate ‘news feed’ for our main site (This blog ‘feeds’ into our main site and forum, presenting news from a number of contributors via Google’s Blogger, in a way that simply enabled me to bring on board some fantastic writers about British ... Read More »

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