Beano 3977 - Cover

New Beano offers free copy of 2019 annual in limited distribution promotion

This week’s Beano (Issue 3977) is getting a limited distribution promotion, offering a bagged, free copy of the 2019 Beano Annual with purchase at participating WHSmith stores, which appear to be those at railway stations and airports. It got a good “box out” to grab attention in the comic section of stores such as theContinue reading New Beano offers free copy of 2019 annual in limited distribution promotion

Creating Comics: Artist Paul McCaffrey, artist on the new Joe 90 comic from Network

Following up on our news item about Volume 4 of Network‘s Joe 90 Blu-Ray collections, which features a brand-new comic featuring art from acclaimed comics artist Paul McCaffrey, we’ve pinned him up against BIG RAT to ask him about the project. The story in the new comic offers a cracking adventure with Joe and the team,Continue reading Creating Comics: Artist Paul McCaffrey, artist on the new Joe 90 comic from Network

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 48 - Tim Pilcher

Tim Pilcher reveals more about Breakthrough project for new comic creators

On the latest episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast, editor and publisher Tim Pilcher talks about the new, recently launched Breakthrough project, aimed at encouraging new and upcoming comics talent. Tim is running Breakthrough for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival through 2019 and into 2020 resulting in the opportunity for newContinue reading Tim Pilcher reveals more about Breakthrough project for new comic creators

Some of the Portsmouth Comic Con 2019 guests: Will Simpson, Liam Sharp and Roy Thomas

Portsmouth Comic Con team hint at 2020 show in the works as second event nears

It’s only six weeks until the second Portsmouth Comic Con and its two content producers, Joel Meadows and Andrew Colman, have been talking about the upcoming event, and plans for the future… downthetubes: Were you surprised by the reaction to the first show? We were hoping it would be a success but we didn’t expectContinue reading Portsmouth Comic Con team hint at 2020 show in the works as second event nears

Etherington Brothers launch Kickstarter for new “How to THINK when you draw” collection

The Etherington Brothers Kickstarter for How to THINK when you draw tutorials Book Two (and a reprint of Book One, Lorenzo Etherington’s sketchbook trilogy and a reprint of The Art of Stranski) is now live. Many of these books are exclusively only available as part of this Kickstarter, and won’t be available anywhere else (online, in shops, Amazon etc) this year.Continue reading Etherington Brothers launch Kickstarter for new “How to THINK when you draw” collection