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Comic creators, a bar – and a Music Festival in Liverpool? Sounds like a great combination!

Craft Comic Festival 2017

Ace Liverpool-based comic creators Tom Ward (writer and creator of MERRICK: The Sensational Elephant Man, co-creator of Doc Dino) and Chris Welsh (creator of Wart and the horror anthology The Grime) are running a little tester comic event out of a bar at the end of this month, in conjunction with a local music festival. The free Craft Comic Festival is part of the weekend’s ... Read More »

Last few days to back a bumper comics collection from Madius Comics, collecting “Papercuts and Inkstains” – in colour

Papercuts and Inkstains Collected -Cover

There are just a few more days to go to back the Kickstarter appeal for Paperbacks and Inkstains – The Collected Papercuts and Inkstains from Madius Comics, a 200 page-plus book of strips we’ve enthused about here on downthetubes – but this time out, published in colour, edited by Rob Jones and Mike Sambrook. The Madius Comics team are hoping to ... Read More »

Lightning Strike Comics announces new Phantom comic, Scarlet Sapphire

The Phantom - Scarlet Sapphire art by Stephen Mooney

Dublin-based independent comics publisher Lightning Strike Comics has announced the creative team behind their new Phantom comic, Scarlet Sapphire, and has released a smashing piece of preview art by Stephen Mooney, who is also writing the book. The new title follows the company’s publication of a special 60th anniversary Phantom tribute last year, working in partnership with the character’s US owners, ... 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 »

Awesome Comic Podcast Episode 17 Hallowe’en Special: Redshift Press

Redshift Press Logo

Vince Hunt, Dan Butcher and Tony Esmond are joined by the guys from Redshift Press this week for their latest and hugely-popular small press podcast. Chris Sides and Chris Travell are marking out a big old creepy cave in the area of horror comics and chat it up in the pod’s Halloween Special, which offers a real insight into what is ... Read More »

Awesome Comics Podcast spotlights Rob Jones and Madius Comics

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 13: Rob Jones

The latest episode of the Awesome Comics Podcast features Rob Jones, one of the evil geniuses behind new small press publisher Madius Comics, who joins Vince Hunt, Dan Butcher and Tony Esmond to talk about their current and upcoming titles, the amazing crop of creators he’s worked with, what its like to publish a bazillion titles at once, lettering comics and so ... Read More »

Sneak Preview: iHero – Issue 2

iHero #2 - Sample 2

Written by Luke James Halsall Art by Graeme Kennedy Letters by Rob Jones The Story: After the startling events of the first issue, we follow Sovereign and Icon as they continue to investigate the death of the creator of iHero, Jack Taylor. What mysteries will they discover and how will Icon deal with his daughter Inamorata who just wants to ... Read More »

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