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Bag of Holding Fundraiser under way to support games publisher Battlefield Press after arson attack

Bundle of Holding, a company that presents time-limited collections of tabletop roleplaying games, or books by RPG designers, as DRM-free ebooks, is running an offer to help support award-winning games publisher Jonathan Thompson, the owner of Battlefield Press after an arsonist robbed and set fire to his Louisiana home, which has delayed production on theContinue reading Bag of Holding Fundraiser under way to support games publisher Battlefield Press after arson attack

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Tricks of the Trade: Writing a Comics-inspired Novel, by Steve MacManus

Former Tharg, comics editor and writer Steve MacManus shares his experience of writing his first novel, The Sheerglam Conspiracy, a story set inside the world of 1970s British comics. 40,000 words long, it took 14 long months to write – and is on sale now… “Write about what you know” is a maxim generally considered toContinue reading Tricks of the Trade: Writing a Comics-inspired Novel, by Steve MacManus

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Steve MacManus parodies 1970s British comics in “The Sheerglam Conspiracy”

Former Tharg Steve MacManus is back on our reading list here in the downthetubes dungeon, this time with his first novel, The Sheerglam Conspiracy, a thoroughly scurrilous jab at the British comics industry in the 1970s. London, 1973. For 40 years, rival publishers Goodenough Publications and Tartan Editions have been the beating heart of BritishContinue reading Steve MacManus parodies 1970s British comics in “The Sheerglam Conspiracy”

Dark Metropolis novel trilogy launched by comics retail veteran and publisher Howard Lee

Howard Lee, a Chicago-based champion of pop culture both British and American, founder of Tomatovision TV and Nexus Entertainment Group Publishing, has just self published the first in a trilogy of SF novels under the umbrella title “Dark Metropolis”. The first, Planetsong, is available nowContinue reading Dark Metropolis novel trilogy launched by comics retail veteran and publisher Howard Lee

Former Tharg David Bishop gets two book historical crime fiction deal at Pan Macmillan

For years, comics editor, writer, author and writing tutor David Bishop – perhaps best known to many downthetubes readers as a former editor of both 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine and author of Thrill-Power Overload – has been threatening to write a series of historical mystery novels set in Renaissance Florence. Well, now he’s done it – and the results will be published by Pan Macmillan starting in February 2021Continue reading Former Tharg David Bishop gets two book historical crime fiction deal at Pan Macmillan