James Bond - From Russia with Love Quad Poster

Upcoming Astons auction offers rare Pinocchio poster, Moonraker gun

Dudley-based auctioneers Astons have two sales of interest to downthetubes readers this month – a Toy and Railway Auction on Tuesday 15th January and an Entertainment & Memorabilia Auction including British and US comics, film posters, some James Bond film props, vinyl records and more on Thursday 17th January 2019. The Toy Auction offers a hostContinue reading Upcoming Astons auction offers rare Pinocchio poster, Moonraker gun

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 43 - Looking Back on 2018

Lakes Festival Podcast Looks back on 2018

We may already be enjoying a big Happy New Year already resplendent with inexplicable outrage over new pastry-based products from Greggs, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time to look back at 2018, a great year in the world of comics. The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast does just that with its latest episode,Continue reading Lakes Festival Podcast Looks back on 2018

Portsmouth comic Con to host first ever Tripwire Awards

For over twenty-five years, Tripwire has been championing US and UK comics first in print and, since 2015, on the web. For the second Portsmouth Comic Con, taking place 4th-5th May 2019, Tripwire will be launching The Tripwire Awards, an new awards which aims to celebrate the very cream of UK and US comic talent.Continue reading Portsmouth comic Con to host first ever Tripwire Awards

Barto Pedro Orent-Niedzielski

Strasbourg shooting victim honoured by comics community he loved with “Prix Bartek”

Lionel Wurms, president of Alsace Bande Dessinée, and founder of the Strasbulles European Comics Festival, has announced a Call for Entries for the Prix Bartek Prize and Exhibition, in response to the murder of 36-year-old journalist and musician Barto Pedro Orent-Niedzielski, who was shot in the Strasbourg terrorist attack and died last Sunday. Barto, nicknamed “Bartek”, wasContinue reading Strasbourg shooting victim honoured by comics community he loved with “Prix Bartek”