Marvel UK's Heroquest - Cover SNIP

Missing in Action: Heroquest at Marvel UK, and the RPG magazine that never happened

Back in my Marvel UK days, I edited a one-off Heroquest magazine at Marvel UK – a one shot special licensed from Games Workshop that has some notable creators involved and, as downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf notes over on his Boys Adventure blog, is quite a collectable today HeroQuest, sometimes written as Hero Quest, was anContinue reading Missing in Action: Heroquest at Marvel UK, and the RPG magazine that never happened

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 Story of Aten by John Freeman & Gian Marco Ibba

Untold Tales: Lancaster’s Musicians’ Co-Op the inspiration for a comic adventure

Following up on the good news – locally, at least – that Lancaster City Council has pledged to work with the city’s Musicians’ Co-op to help secure their long-term future, revoking its eviction notice from a building much-loved organisation had occupied for decades, I thought you might like to see what was published of a comicContinue reading Untold Tales: Lancaster’s Musicians’ Co-Op the inspiration for a comic adventure

Between the team, led by John Hemry, we carefully worked out even the smallest detail of scenes for future reference when an item of equipment was used again

Creating Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet – Corsair comic: some unseen designs and behind the scenes reveals

Titan Comics are giving the collected Lost Fleet – Corsair a bit of a “back catalogue” push right now, so as the series editor, I thought I’d share some of the early design work that went into creating the series, based on Jack Campbell‘s best selling SF novels. The series had been on the books atContinue reading Creating Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet – Corsair comic: some unseen designs and behind the scenes reveals

Pedantic Stan, The Comics Fan by John Freeman and Lew Stringer

Pedantic Stan, The Comic Fan, returns in new collection from Lew Stringer, in time for London Film and Comic Con

Back in the days of the British comics fandom of the 1980s, when our community was very different and far less diverse than it thankfully is today, Lew Stringer and I created Pedantic Stan, The Comics Fan – and Lew has collected all the strips into a new collection on sale this weekend at LondonContinue reading Pedantic Stan, The Comic Fan, returns in new collection from Lew Stringer, in time for London Film and Comic Con