Available now from Book Palace is their latest illustrators Special Edition – a quarterly magazine that presents the world’s finest illustrators – and this time out the focus is on 2000AD and DC Comics artist Brian Bolland. And it looks… Read More ›
Month: December 2019
Marvel Comics #1 sells for record $1.26 Million, first ever “Judge Dredd” for $90,000
The finest known copy of Marvel Comics #1 sold for $1,260,000 (£95,7530) on 21st November in Dallas, Texas to lead Heritage Auctions’ record-setting Comics & Comic Art auction to a staggering $14,936,295 (£11,350,762). A Brian Bolland page from Killing Joke sold for… Read More ›
Despite gloom and doom for some comic shops, another British store is expanding
Amid all the doom and gloom about the high street and comic retailer woes, it’s great to hear that Eastbourne’s Scorch Comics is relocating and expanding in time for Christmas, with a big launch day planned for this Saturday, 14th… Read More ›
Meet “Chuff” – and Ben Racey, British Rail superhero!
Regular readers of downthetubes will recall how earlier this year we reported on Britain’s National Railways’ foray into superheroes with safety-conscious Captain Caution, back in the 1980s – but he wasn’t their only costumed crusader!
Big Issue North offers special “Kids Take Over” issue!
This week, Manchester-based Big Issue North – the magazine sold by street vendors in the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber – have released a Kids Take Over Issue, with the help of children from Manchester’s Unity Primary School… Read More ›
V&A Dundee webcomics project launched
V&A Dundee is currently publishing a number of webcomics by a group of up and coming creators encompassing a range of genres
Webfind: Midnight Surfer, a 2000AD-inspired Chopper game
Here’s some test footage for Midnight Surfer, a Co-Op Racing Game set within the universe of Judge Dredd developed by Masters Students at Abertay University as part of their studies
Visual Aids’ Open Call for Artists: Comics and HIV/AIDS
Visual AIDS – which utilises art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy – is inviting artists to submit proposals for new comics to be included in their Summer 2020 exhibition with proposals required… Read More ›
Heritage Auctions offers Tarzan comic art and much more in January
Leading auctioneer Heritage Auctions has an incredible auction of Tarzan comic art and more coming up in January, from the collection of the late Derek Peter Ogden, a British fan of the jungle hero and longtime publisher of the Erbania… Read More ›
“The Life of Charlie ‘Chas’ Grigg” biography released in time for Christmas
Charlie “Chas” Grigg was a cartoonist who drew Desperate Dan, Korky the Cat and many other characters for the DC Thomson’s comics – Dandy, Beano, Topper and Judy, from the 1960s to 1980s. Now a new book about his life and work has just been published – and his family are dedicating half the proceeds The Alzheimer’s Society and Dudley-based dementia support group, Me, Myself & I.
His much-admired work will also be celebrated at a special event at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival next year.