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Happy Birthday, 2000AD! From creator and fan Owen Watts

Name: Owen Watts Blog or web site: Currently working on: I’m a small press artist and editor currently putting together the second issue of my psychedelic Doctor Who comic anthology Dr WTF?! that features a whole host of familiar (and unfamiliar) small pressers including a cover this year from a bonafide 2000AD legend! I’ve drawn a strip for an upcoming issue ... Read More »

Lest We Forget: Comic Creators We Lost in 2016

Darwyn Cooke

While there’s been much to celebrate in 2016 when it comes to our industry, we couldn’t let the year pass without noting some of those involved now sadly no longer with us, including one of our very own contributors. So raise a glass or two (alcoholic or otherwise) to these fine folk we lost this year… January 2016 Shirley Bellwood British ... Read More »

Splendid! Professor Elemental Has A New Home for his Steampunk-inpsired Comics

Splendid Comics - Professor Elemental

Chris Mole, official biographer to Professor Elemental and the organisational mastermind behind his comic misadventures, has just launched Splendid Comics and an associated a Patreon page, hoping to secure fan back for further stories. If you haven’t encountered the Professor before then you’re in for a treat. The creation of Paul Alborough, he’s a steampunk-flavoured mad Professor with a taste for Hip Hop, ... Read More »

British Comics Reference: Recommended Reading, in Print and Online

Encyclopedia of Comic Artists, Writers and Editors

By Colin Noble First Published on Colin’s own site, NothingButaFan, in 2016 and re-published on downthetubes with full permission In many subjects, you will often hear current researchers talking about “standing on the shoulders of giants” when their latest research is published and lauded. For me, being a comics fan means that I rely on the work of many that ... Read More »

Paragon pays tribute to artist Stephen Prestwood with 64-page collection

Stephen Prestwood

The latest issue of top British indie comic anthology Paragon – a glorious 64-page tribute to the late artist Stephen Prestwood, who died recently – is on sale now, direct from the title’s official site. Featuring 64 pages of fantastic art – strips and pin-ups, the collection includes stories written by great writers such as Jason Cobley, Dirk van Dom, Greg Meldrum, ... Read More »

downthetubes: Our Top Ten Stories for May 2016

Stewart Perkins, Bristol 2004. Photo courtesy PJ Holden

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! • In Memoriam: Stewart Perkins (WR Logan) British comics mourns the loss of a huge fan and supporter of Judge Dredd and 2000AD • ... Read More »

In Review: Zarjaz Issue 26

Zarjaz 26 - Cover

Creators: Various: Publisher: Future Quake Press Out: Now The Comic: Out now from Future Quake Press is the Zarjaz Issue 26, featuring cover art by Paul Marshall, coloured by Owen Watts. Within the pages of Zarjaz 26, Peeps the droids smuggles six tales from the sub-sub basement of the Nerve Centre! The Review: It’s another great issue of the  the fab 2000AD-inspired comic zine ... Read More »

A Day in the Country: Melksham Comic Convention, August 2015

The British arm of Ghostbusters arrive at Melksham. Photo: Tony Esmond

“This is the country!”  I heard someone shout as the Awesome Comics Podcast crowd (Dan Butcher, Vince Hunt, Tony Esmond and buddies Shaun Dobes and Marc Laming) arrived in the lovely town of Melksham for this year’s Melksham Comic Convention. What they discovered was a small yet enthusiastic festival full of indie press, comics professionals, talks and competitions and some ... Read More »

Three Cheers for Professor Elemental – and his splendid comics anthology!

Professor Elemental #4 - Cover

  I recently stumbled across Professor Elemental Comics (no, I don’t know how I missed it, either) – a glorious comics anthology series filled with short, whimsical tales of adventure, centring around a mad Victorian scientist/explorer/inventor/drinker of tea named Professor Elemental and his friends and accomplices, including Geoffrey (his monkey butler) and his beloved partner Sadie Bell. Issue Four of the comic, ... Read More »

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All Our Readers!

downthetubes ecard 2015

  With Christmas almost upon us I’d like to thank everyone who has been reading downthetubes over the year and wish you all the very best of the season. I hope you’ve enjoyed the site in 2014 – we have some great things to come in the New Year! It’s been a very busy year for, and many of our ... Read More »

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