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Creating Comics: Lee Robson and David Broughton talk “Strontium Dog”

Strontium Dog "No Choice At All"

Lee Robson is the writer of the graphic novel Babble and a frequent contributor to many British independent titles, including Zarjaz, Futurequake, the Strontium Dog-inspired Dogbreath, Something Wicked and several of Accent UK‘s themed anthologies. He’s also penned a series of online daily strips featuring 2000AD‘s Judge Dredd for FutureQuakePress, which are collected here.  David Broughton has created his own comics, such as the brilliant Shaman Kane, Spectre Show and Martillo. ... Read More »

In Review: FutureQuake Issue 29

FutureQuake Issue 29 - Cover

The latest issue of FutureQuake – available online and on sale at various comics events across the UK at the publisher’s stand, see their blog for details – is another terrific anthology of stories from the cream of (mainly British) creators. Here’s what’s inside the 96-page issue – yes, 96 pages of comics goodness! – edited by Dave Evans and Richmond ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Comic Artist Stephen Prestwood

Stephen Prestwood

Just over a week ago the British small press lost one of its most hardworking and consistent artists – the incredible Stephen Prestwood. I’d worked with him – watched him drawing tirelessly for years, turning in an almost endless stream of art for comics, art jams, competitions – anything. He was as relentless as he was ever-present. His art unfussy, his ... Read More »

Creators @ Thought Bubble 2015: Part 2 – Small Press

The ninth annual Thought Bubble Festival took place in Leeds over the week of 9-15 November 2015, however it is the huge two-day comic convention over the weekend of 14-15 November that the vast majority of punters and creators think of when “Thought Bubble” is mentioned. Antony Esmond has already reviewed this year’s Thought Bubble here on downthetubes, as has ... Read More »

Cup of O – Small Press Reviews

Cup of O - Small Press Reviews

  Hello! The three comics I’m reviewing this month bring me to within a year of now (the reading pile is getting smaller by the month!) and came respectively from Thought Bubble 2013, my local comic shop Excelsior in Bristol and as a Kickstarter reward in the early months of 2014. Zarjaz #19 (Futurequake Press) Edited by Richmond Clements & Bolt-01   Another issue ... Read More »

Cup of O – Small Press Reviews

Cup of O - Small Press Reviews

  Happy 2015 to all Down the Tubes readers! I’ve got a bumper crop of reviews for you – all of them are comics bought at the tail end of 2013 (this is how big my reading pile is!) at the first Lakes International and the Thought Bubble of that year.   Raygun Roads (Changeling Studios) Owen Michael Johnson/Indio   Raygun Roads is utterly ridiculous. ... Read More »

In Review: FutureQuake Issue 25

FutureQuake Issue 25 Cover A Pre-Title

FutureQuake, one of Britain’s finest small press anthology’s reaches Issue 25 in fine style with two covers by Conor Boyle and Bruno Stahl and, inside the whopping 52-page edition are twelve tales featuring contributions from some of  the best writers and artists the small press has to offer. Editor Dave Evans has a great team on this edition, and it’s a shame there ... Read More »

Photo Review: Thought Bubble 2012 Part 2

Last weekend the two day Thought Bubble comic convention took place in Leeds as part of the week long film festival. It is a true celebration of the diversity of the modern British comics scene, from veteran professionals, via all the various levels of small press, to the lovingly crafted pieces that would seem as much at home in a ... Read More »

Hi-Ex 2008: Again

Hi-Ex 2008 - Al Ewing

A few more pictures for you from last week’s Hi-Ex comics convention based mainly in the ground floor area of the old Bishop’s Palace in Inverness. Hi-Ex was organised by Vicky Stonebridge and Richmond Cements of Future Quake Press so it was inevitable that FQP would be putting on a good display on their dealer’s table – seen here in the ... Read More »

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