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

Commando Presents Ramseys Raiders 1 Cover SNIP

Ramsey’s Raiders – Competition Winners!

Last week, we gave downthetubes readers the chance to win one of three copies of the new Commando Presents: Ramsey’s Raiders (reviewed here), courtesy of DC Thomson. Here are the winners, chosen by the office cat (borrowed from Sparky, of course). All you needed to do was tell us in what year was Commando first publishedContinue reading Ramsey’s Raiders – Competition Winners!

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