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“Inking Woman” Exhibition opens next week at London’s Cartoon Musuem

Cartoon Musuem: The Inking Woman Exhibition

Opening next week at London’s Cartoon Museum (running from 26th April to 23rd July 2017), The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK. The exhibition features the work of Carol ... Read More »

This Week’s Top Ten Most Read Stories on downthetubes

An alien from Gerry Anderson's UFO

A look back at a short-lived Commando fan magazine edited by artist Peter Richardson, Frank Bellamy Eagle art, a Jack Kirby-related crowdfunder and the first UK Gerry Anderson’s UFO convention in a long time topped downthetubes most read stories this week. Here’s a list of the top ten most read stories on the site for the week ending Friday 21st April 2017. ... Read More »

London’s Cartoon Museum seeks Comics Creators Project Volunteer

Photo: CArtoon Museum

If you or someone you know might be interested in spending a couple of days a week for six months working at London’s fine Cartoon Museum, read on. You don’t need to be a comics ‘expert’ – but you do need a good general awareness of what’s what (someone applied last year that had “never read a comic”). Here are ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Comics Archivist and Educator Nik Pollard

Artist Steve Marchant recalls the life and work of Nik Pollard, who along with others strove to give the comics form rightful study in the UK – and was a generous benefactor to London’s Cartoon Museum… Nik Pollard, lifelong comics fan and unsung pioneer in the exhibition of comic art in the UK, passed away recently at the age of ... Read More »

In Review: Future Shock! 40 Years of 2000AD – Cartoon Museum Exhibition

Future Shock! 40 Years of 2000AD - Art

The 2000AD 40th Anniversary exhibition is open now at London’s Cartoon Museum – and Richard Sheaf was at the opening night… The idea to hold a 2000AD exhibition at London’s Cartoon Museum came about 12 months ago when Steve Marchant realised that the 40th anniversary was coming up. The Museum staff were convinced a tie-in exhibition was a great idea ... Read More »

London’s Cartoon Museum gets set to celebrate 40 years of 2000AD

Judge Dredd Art

We’ve heard from downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf that London’s Cartoon Museum is to host an exhibition to celebrate 2017 being the 40th anniversary of 2000AD. The exhibition will occupy the main gallery space and contain 70+ pieces of artwork. The Museum is currently hosting “Heroes and Villains“, an exhibition of art depicting real life, the cartoon and comic world that ... Read More »

Our Most Read Stories in July 2016: Top Marks for Action and 2000AD!

Action Issue 37 - Cover dated 23rd October 1976

Apart from the downthetubes home page, here are our Top Ten stories on the site for July 2016… • Rare “Banned” Action Comic reaches £1320 bid on eBay We have The Guardian to thank for this spike in interest in this archive story, as we were linked to in their preview of The Ramones upcoming 40th Anniversay album release in September. ... Read More »

A Box of Delights: London’s Cartoon Museum

The Spider by Reg Bunn © TimeUK

Alan Russell visits London’s Cartoon Museum, revealing some of its treasures for British comic fans… I’ve been a comics fan since I was a young child back in the early 1970s. In those days of course, there were far fewer things to capture your attention. But if you had an imagination and had thrilled to images of NASA travelling to the moon, ... Read More »

London’s Cartoon Museum Gets Set for a Summer Makeover

Photo courtesy Izzy World

Nothing is more boring than going to a gallery and seeing the same pieces over and over again. After a while, it’s time to shake it up, and that’s exactly what they’re doing at London’s Cartoon Museum. At the end of June, the Comic Creators Project will be displaying new pieces and moving around some of the tried and true art ... Read More »

Shweta Taneja and Jason Quinn Talk Indian Comics at London’s Cartoon Museum

Exploring Indian Comics

  Shweta Taneja will be talking to Jason Quinn on the new wave in Indian comics and graphic novels, the industry, the readership surrounding it and her experience at the heart of it all, at London’s Cartoon Museum on Friday 27th May 2016. Shweta Taneja is an Indian author, graphic novelist, and journalist. She’s written seven books and two hundred articles in a career spanning fourteen ... Read More »

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