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“Marionette Unit” Script Book Released

Regular downthetubes readers will recall The Marionette Unit, a creepy, scratch the back of your eyeballs work of gothic steampunk-driven horror we reviewed positively last year. Well, now the team behind the book –  filmmakers Azhur Saleem and James Boyle – have released The Marionette Unit: Script Book – a 160-page exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the project. It includes the full script ... Read More »

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 »

In Review: The Marionette Unit

The Marionette Unit - Sample 1

Created by Azhur Saleem and James Boyle, illustrated by  Warwick Johnson-Cadwell  Out: Now The Book: How far would you go in search of a missing loved one? Could you infiltrate a hellish Victorian workhouse where steam-powered engines control your body? If so, then enter the world of The Marionette Unit; a time of control, obsession and monstrous machines. Beatrice Shaw is searching for her missing sister, Melodie, ... Read More »

Creating Comics: Behind the Scenes on “The Marionette Unit” with James Boyle, Azhur Saleem and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell

The Marionette Unit - Sample 1

Recently released, The Marionette Unit is a stunning, creepy and thoroughly enjoyable new Victorian mystery story, a graphic novel created by filmmakers Azhur Saleem and James Boyle, and illustrated by ace comic artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (Tank Girl, Gungle, Nelson, 24×7, Off-Life). We haven’t had opportunity to review the book here at downthetubes yet – it’s sitting near the top of the dangerously tottering pile – ... Read More »

Three-mendous! New issue of Moose Kid Comics released

Moose Kid Comics Issue Three - Cover

Moose Kid Comics, the free online children’s comic, is releasing its third annual instalment! Featuring 36 artists, spread across 36 full colours pages, it’s available to read online or download from In our third issue you’ll find the titular Moose Kid worrying about his looks, and asking an inept wizard for help! Plus, there’s space robots, disgusting aliens, furious badgers, superhero ... Read More »

Delight For Brits nominated for Eisner Awards

Lakes International Comic Art Festival 24x7 Anthology

The list of nominees for this year’s Eisner Awards has been announced and includes a number of British creators – and a nomination for the anthology 24 By 7, edited by Dan Berry and published by Fanfare, featuring strips created during the Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s 24 Hour Comics Marathon in 2014. “Hand Me Down,” by Kristyna Baczynski, published in 24 ... Read More »

Moose Kid Comics releases special Christmas issue to help raise funds for hospital comics project

Moose Kid Comics - Comics for Hospital Campaign

Moose Kid Comics, the free online children’s comic, has released a special festive mini-issue, featuring the work of 28 of the best comic artists working today – hoping the new free digital issue will encourage people to back a great project to bring comics to kids in hospitals. The 16-page, full-colour special features idiotic elves, tormented Santas, snowball fights and furious food, not ... Read More »

21st Century Tank Girl book to launch at Lakes Festival, one month before book shop release

21st Century Tank Girl - Cover B

Writer Alan Martin and artists Warwick Johnson-Cadwell and Jonathan Edwards will be launching the 21st Century Tank Girl book at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (16th – 18th October) in Kendal – well over a month before the collection is released in shops. And there will be some exclusive Tank Girl goodies on offer at the weekend for fans, too. Tank Girl, the ... Read More »

Moose Kids, the free humour e-comic for kids (of all ages) is back!

Moose Kids Comic Issue 2 - Promo

It’s live! Moose Kid Comics Issue 2, filled with yet more amazing all-ages comics, has just been launched on an unsuspecting internet by editor and publisher Jamie Smart – and it’s just as packed with great comic strips from a huge range of creators as last year’s first issue. Moose Kid Comics launched their first issue in the summer of ... Read More »

In Review: 24 By 7 – A Collection of 24 Hour Marathon Comics

Lakes International Comic Art Festival 24x7 Anthology

  Editor: Dan Berry Creators: Dan Berry, Sarah McIntyre, Joe Decie, Kristyna Baczynski, Fumio Obata, Jack Teagle, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell and Dan Berry Publisher: Fanfare Press/Lakes International Comic Art Festival ISBN: 0993211208 Out: Now (available at various comics events, online and in bookshops soon) The Book: At 3.00pm on Thursday, 16th October 2014 in the small British market town of Kendal on the ... Read More »

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