Masters of Comic Book Art: Pino Dell’Orco

downthetubes contributor Colin Noble has a remarkable collection of Picture Library comics and we’ve featured his researches into just how often some classic tales – and covers have been re-used down the years. Here’s another gem, but this one by the brilliant Italian artist Pino Dell’Orco, also has some grounding in historical fact. Published backContinue reading Masters of Comic Book Art: Pino Dell’Orco

Commando 5168: Gold Collection: Black Schneider SNIP

Criminals on the loose in latest Commando comics!

Brand new Commando comics from DC Thomson (Issues 5167 – 5170) are on sale from this Thursday in all good newsagents and via various digital platforms. Track down a vicious criminal in World War Two France, search the desert dunes for the Black Schneider, help free Mexico from the Federales, and find out what deadlyContinue reading Criminals on the loose in latest Commando comics!

Commando 363 - Jungle Phantom - art by Cam Kennedy

50 years on, artist Cam Kennedy is reunited with his first ever Commando – and it isn’t the issue everyone thought

There was a surprise in store for comic artist Cam Kennedy at this weekend’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, when downthetubes contributor Colin Noble reunited him with a comic he drew 50 years ago that set him out on his career at DC Thomson. At the end of an early morning “Live Draw” yesterday, with CamContinue reading 50 years on, artist Cam Kennedy is reunited with his first ever Commando – and it isn’t the issue everyone thought

Traces of the Great War  - Cover SNIP

Sneak Peek: Image Comics “Traces of the Great War” anthology launches this weekend at Lakes Festival

Poet Simon Armitage, Edmond Baudoin, Victoria Lomasko, Dave McKean and the UK’s Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard are among creators whose work features in a new international comic anthology – Traces of the Great War – which gets its launch during the Lakes international Comic Art Festival this weekend. Published by Image Comics, Traces of the Great War is an ambitious anthology of newContinue reading Sneak Peek: Image Comics “Traces of the Great War” anthology launches this weekend at Lakes Festival