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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… Read More ›

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 –… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

downthetubes partners with British Library for “Digital Conversation” event in April

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be chairing an event at the British Library in April, the first event downthetubes has ever been a partner in organising. Titled “Venturing off the page: exploring multimedia, animation and new narrative forms” guest… Read More ›

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