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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!

Playing for a Draw Colouring Book by Luke and Steve McGarry

Could you win a Limited Edition football-inspired colouring book by Luke and Steve McGarry?

Limited to just 100 copies, Steve McGarry and Luke McGarry created a fun football-themed colouring book as part of the activities surrounding the Playing for a Draw exhibition.. and here’s your chance to win one in our latest competition, but you’ll have to be quick! Currently on display at the National Football Museum in Manchester,Continue reading Could you win a Limited Edition football-inspired colouring book by Luke and Steve McGarry?

An extract from The Archivist by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

Digital Comics at the British Library – more “Digital Conversations” event details revealed

Ian Cooke, Head of Contemporary British Publications at the British Library, has outlined a little more about the “Digital Conversations” event downthetubes has partnered with at the Library on Wednesday 18th April 2018. A panel on archiving digital comics will be chaired by myself, John Freeman, with comic creators Kate Ashwin, Yomi Ayeni, Daniel Merlin GoodbreyContinue reading Digital Comics at the British Library – more “Digital Conversations” event details revealed

Site Gremlins!

Our apologies to regular downthetubes readers for significant site down time on Friday this week. We’re in the process of re-designing the site, but unfortunately some “under the bonnet” changes caused a number of issues resulting in a loss of service. Our dedicated team braved the depths of the downthetubes network to restore services. FingersContinue reading Site Gremlins!