Month: April 2008

Comics on My Radio

How do cartoonists choose the words for their speech bubbles? And – although we call them “speech” bubbles or balloons – how close are they to real speech? The language of cartoons, comics and graphic novels was the subject of… Read More ›

Bulletproof Launches!

New UK-based comic book publisher Bulletproof Comics has announced the launch of its updated website and the release of its first issue # 0. “It’s certainly taken longer than we expected,” said Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Matt Yeo, “but it’s great… Read More ›

Comic Creation As It Happens

Website NewTeeVee reports that the hugely popular online comics Penny Arcade and PVP have begun live-casting their cartoon artists as they create the sites’ Web comics. Webcams pointed at computer desktops follow the process through the completed script. Each live… Read More ›

Milligan on Mobile

The work of writer, poet, musician and comic genius Spike Milligan, who revolutionised comedy after the Second World War, is now available on the web and for mobile phone users through ROK Entertainment, the global mobile entertainment group, owners of… Read More ›

Being Human To Return

BBC Three has ordered a six-part series of the popular one-off drama, Being Human from Touchpaper Television, part of the RDF Media Group. The intriguing pilot screened in February (as reported on downthetubes at the time), as part of the… Read More ›

Missing Believed Wiped

I don’t know if anyone caught ITV3’s affectionate documentary Those Were The Days about the Apollo 11 Moon Landing last night, with interviews and footage about the momentous event. (It’s currently available on ITV’s CatchUp service and to be repeated… Read More ›