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Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017 Comics Clock Tower Line Up Revealed

Enthusiastic comic fans mix with equally enthused comic creators in the Comics Clock Tower at the 2015 Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Photo: John Freeman

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced the comic creators who will have a presence in their free-to-enter Comics Clock Tower venue in Kendal Town Hall in October. The creators were chosen after hundreds of applications were sifted through by the Festival team and its patrons, and you’ll find guests at the event such as Rufus Dayglo and Duncan Fegredo ... Read More »

Sneak Peek – Improper Books “Porcelain: Ivory Tower” by Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose

Porcelain: Ivory Tower - Cover

Ace British independent publisher Improper Books released a free preview of Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose‘ upcoming Porcelain: Ivory Tower at Thought Bubble earlier this month, and supporting comic shops across the UK are giving them out too. They’ve kindly given us permission to share some pages of this third book in the frankly, brilliant Porcelain saga, out next year, ... Read More »

In Review: MULP – Sceptre Of The Sun Issue 3

The rodent adventurers of MULP are back in their on-going quest to discover a powerful ancient relic, the Sceptre Of The Sun. Written by Matt Gibbs and illustrated by Sara Dunkerton, MULP issue 3 joins our mousey heroes as they prepare to set foot on Antarctica. Ex-soldier Jack Redpath and reporter Vicky Jones stay with the archaeological team of Prof Walter Harvest-Scott, ... Read More »

In Pictures: Nottingham Comic Convention 2016

Cosplay at Nottingham Comic Convention 2016

We all do stuff for the love of comics. We do it for free, especially on great sites like downthetubes. Sadly, it would seem are there those on the edges of our industry, our community, with a different view point, such as event organisers whose intent is to charge fans admission to their events, then rinse you of your coins before booting ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: MULP – Sceptre Of The Sun Issue 3

MULP – Sceptre Of The Sun written by Matt Gibbs and illustrated by Sara Dunkerton has been a favourite here on downthetubes since we first got our paws on a copy of this mousey Indiana Jones style adventure back in 2014. Set in an anthropomorphic 1930s world of rodents, MULP  follows a group of rodent archaeologists who are travelling the globe in their ... Read More »

Something For the Weekend – Bone China, Doctor Who and Unmentionables!

Porcelain: Bone China - Cover

Here’s my pick of this week’s list of British creator and British publisher-skewed new comics, including new comics on sale in UK newsagents. This feature covers all titles released from Monday 7th March onwards with most new US comics released on Wednesday 9th March. There’s some great stuff to look out for this weekend at your local comic shop – ... Read More »

In Review – Porcelain: Bone China

Porcelain: Bone China - Sample 1

Written by Benjamin Read Art by Christian Wildgoose Colours by Andre Many Lettered by Jim Campbell Published by Improper Books Full Colour. Softback. £14.99 or $22.99 “Set within a world that’s a magical echo of our own, Bone China is the story of a Lady, an alchymist, who must forge her own path through the complexities of love, family and ... Read More »

In Review: MULP – Sceptre Of The Sun Issue 2

The second issue of writer Matt  Gibbs and artist Sara Dunkerton’s five issue MULP: Sceptre Of The Sun, now being published by Improper Books, is being launched at Thought Bubble 2015. This anthropomorphic adventure series set in the 1930s follows a group of mousey archaeologists who are travelling the globe in their attempt to find an apparently all-powerful ancient artefact, the Sceptre ... Read More »

In Review: Night Post by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder

Improper Book’s first hardback publication, Night Post, has been on limited release for some time now but it is just about to become available to a wider audience through Diamond. Writer Benjamin Read, of Porcelain, Butterfly Gate and the recent Briar, teams up here with artist Laura Trinder to create a silent all ages tale of how the post is ... Read More »

Creator Talk: Six Questions For MULP’s Matt Gibbs and Sara Dunkerton

2014 saw the release of issue one of MULP: Sceptre Of The Sun, the first of a proposed five issue series from writer Matt Gibbs and artist Sara Dunkerton. There is a long standing tradition of anthropomorphic characters in British Comics with characters like Tiger Tim and the Bruin Boys, who pre-date the First World War, and perhaps the best ... Read More »

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