Mum's Proper Cornish Pasty Recipe - art by Steve Whitaker

Cooking Up a Storm – Comics-Inspired Recipes and Books

With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, and rumours of a new comic-inspired recipe book on its way from a couple of well-known British creators, I thought downthetubes readers might be interested in my own one-off excursion into an arena made popular by sites like Geeks Who Eat and others – and find out aboutContinue reading Cooking Up a Storm – Comics-Inspired Recipes and Books

The Dan Dare Horlicks Spaceman's Club Periscope

Dan Dare Radio Show – the 1950s radio show, the station, the cast and more

downthetubes has just added a new “guide page” to The Adventures of Dan Dare radio show, which aired on Radio Luxembourg in the 1950s, which includes cast details, information on surviving episodes, the music and more. Aired on Radio Luxembourg between July 1951 and May 1956, The Adventures of Dan Dare radio show, based on the first Dan DareContinue reading Dan Dare Radio Show – the 1950s radio show, the station, the cast and more

Doctor Who at Madame Tussauds Blackpool. Picture: Jason Lock Picture: Jason Lock

Doctor Who Blackpool Exhibition Winners

Last week, downthetubes announced ran a competition aimed primarily at North West residents to win entry to the opening of the new Madame Tussauds Blackpool Doctor Who exhibit later today. The competition, which closed at 12 noon on Wednesday 17th October, was circulated via downthetubes.net, and across various social media points. Over 2300 people readContinue reading Doctor Who Blackpool Exhibition Winners

downthetubes - 1988 - 2018 - Thank you SNIP

20 Years and Counting – Thank You for supporting downthetubes!

As I prepare to head northwards to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, in Kendal, I’d just like to thank all our readers for their support as we celebrate 20 years of downthetubes. We wouldn’t be here without you! My thanks also, to the amazing team of both regular and guest writers who workContinue reading 20 Years and Counting – Thank You for supporting downthetubes!

Power Pack of Ken Reid - The Books

Power Pack of Ken Reid books must be won!

Earlier this year, after years of waiting, a crowdfunding campaign was launched to collect all of humour cartoonist Ken Reid‘s Odhams comic strips of the 1960s – featured in Wham!, Smash!, and Pow! – into a pair handsome official hardback collections. The limited collections are now on sale – and to mark our 20th anniversary celebrations at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival,Continue reading Power Pack of Ken Reid books must be won!