Comic collector Peter Hansen. Behnd him, just some of the Fleetway bound editions assembled for internal use by the company

A Comics Collection for the Nation: An Interview with Peter Hansen

downthetubes is delighted to present both a video and text interview with comics collector Peter Hansen, whose extraordinary archive of British comic art, comics and comics ephemera is an incredible “Aladdin’s Cave”Continue reading A Comics Collection for the Nation: An Interview with Peter Hansen

Comic Creator Spotlight: Roland Davies and “Come On, Steve!”

Here’s a few examples of the wonderful “Come on, Steve” strip, and a tribute to the strip’s creator, Roland Davies. Davies drew for the strip for both the Sunday Express and the Sunday Dispatch and I loved reading the stories as a kid, which appeared in annuals owned, presumably, by my Mum as a child,Continue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: Roland Davies and “Come On, Steve!”

Phil Comics June 2019 Auction Montage

Phil Comics offers TV21, Tornado and “Curly Wee” rarities in latest eBay auction

There’s another astonishing array of comics and comic-related items on offer in the latest eBay auction from Phil Comics this month: hundreds of vintage comics, annuals, free gifts, holiday specials and more, in 550 odd listings, including some very rare and often much sought after Curly Wee annualsContinue reading Phil Comics offers TV21, Tornado and “Curly Wee” rarities in latest eBay auction

Slime Factory Magazine SNIP

DC Thomson launches “Slime Factory”

If your little one loves all things slime, then they’ll love Slime Factory magazine, a brand-new magazine from DC Thomson Media, which includes a two-page “Goo Crew” strip by current Minnie the Minx artist Laura Howell. It’s oozing with easy-peasy slime makes, cool slimy science, fun puzzles and quizzes, and much more! Readers can joinContinue reading DC Thomson launches “Slime Factory”