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New ComicPopUp Brighton revives indie comic creators cooperative ideas to sell comics

ComicPopUp Brighton - Landscape

ComicPopUp Brighton is a new event happening on Saturday 13th May 2017, a one-day small-press/art comics shop that’s part of the Brighton Artists Open House Festival. Selling comics to comics readers and a whole new audience in a family-friendly pizza pub, with all sales money going to the creators, its a great idea where creators don’t even need to book ... Read More »

Rob Jackson releases RhiZome sci-fi anthology comic

RhiZome Anthology

(via BugPowder): On sale now is the RhiZome Anthology, a weird but wonderful-looking 48-page black and white science-fiction and fantasy anthology, co-edited by Rob Jackson and Kyle Baddeley-Read. The anthology contains stories by Max Mose, Rob, Kyle Baddeley-Read, John Robbins and Pete Batchelor and contains an interview with David Huxley (the creator of Nasty Tales). “I can tell you that ... Read More »

New Comical Animal released in the wild (web, that is)

Happy Kitty Spa Holistic Day Spa, by Gemma Correll (with thanks to Matt Badham): The latest online edition of Comical Animal is online now, a diverse compendium of animal-inspired comic strips and cartoons. Released quarterly, Issue 7 includes tributes to the Pink Panther and features contributions from Fred Blunt, Gemma Correll, Spirou comic’s Geoffrey Alistair Coupland, Rob Jackson, Lizz Lunney, ... Read More »

Tube Surfing: Midnight Openings, Shocking Twists and Some Ace New Comics

(Above: Sarah McIntyre doodling for charity.) Time for another tube surf… Richard Bruton of the Forbidden Planet International blog has posted a preview of Will Kirkby’s magnificent looking Tuk Tuk comic. See it here. Also at that blog, there’s the third and final in a series of reports on the Birmingham Comicon, this time written by Michael Gee of Nostalgia ... Read More »

Let’s hear it for some Comical Animals!

Bumble Billy by Gary Northfield A quick reminder that Jim Medway’s Comical Animal, a bi-monthly online publication for comic, cartoon and kids books aficionados, is on course for a proper launch in December. Sponsored by Good Grief! and Blank Slate Books, Jim is taking submissions for strips, articles, reviews and illustrations for the first full issue, scheduled for December. You ... Read More »

Tube Surfing: Mazeworld, Mad Science and Harvey Pekar

Does the sporadically torrential rain of the last few days mean that’s all the summer we’re going to get? I hope not. Onto the Tube Surf… • Arthur Ranson sends word that Daniel Clifford, a fan of the artist’s Mazeworld strip (produced in collaboration with writer Alan Grant), has set up a Facebook petition to get the strip re-published. Arthur ... Read More »

Review Round Up: Pasties, Khaki Shorts and Thief Takers!

Over the past couple of months several indie press folk have sent us comics for review and I have to apologize for being slow at publishing reviews of them. downthetubes remains a site created in spare time between paid work (offers always welcome) and I’ve got behind with this aspect of the site. The good news is that David Hailwood ... Read More »

Panel Borders Goes SciFi Mad!

We don’t often cover every podcast or radio show Alex Fitch and his team are about to broadcast, but he’s got plenty lined up we think downthetubes fans will want to check out, so hold on to your hats… • This week’s Strip! show is titled Doctor Who comics now… in which Alex Fitch talks to the creators of a ... Read More »

Pasties Are Better Than Comics

Oh all right, that’s not really true, but you’d be hard pressed to find more enthusiasm for the pastry-based food, created by the Cornish and whose reputation is frequently ruined by bakeries across the UK who simply have no idea how to make one*, than in Rob Jackson’s fun new comic anthology devoted to them. Celebrating this lunch time staple ... Read More »

Tube Surfing: 5 June 2009

• Busy racing between secret locations in an effort to find an internet connection that worked, we missed out on wishing Garen Ewing, creator of The Rainbow Orchid, a happy birthday yesterday (4th June) but there’s still time to enter his competition to win a signed and sketched cover proof of the upcoming collection from Egmont UK! The deadline is ... Read More »

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