British Travel Posters Reimagined by Chet Phillips

WebFind: Chet Phillips’ Postcards from Britain – with added monsters!

American illustrator Chet Phillips is the creator of terrific art projects such as Dr Mew, the Monster Zen book, the Steampunk Monkey Colouring Book and the Steampunk Monkey Cigarette Cards – but here at downthetubes I have to say I love his British Isles-inspired Fantasy Travel Postcard Set. Paying tribute to vintage railway posters, theContinue reading WebFind: Chet Phillips’ Postcards from Britain – with added monsters!

Promoting Wham! comic in the 1960s – a rare retailer-targeted poster

Back when British comics had sales in the hundreds of thousands every week, they had a promotional budget to match, extending to retail promotions like this Wham! poster, offered to newsagents in the 1960s by its publisher, Odhams PressContinue reading Promoting Wham! comic in the 1960s – a rare retailer-targeted poster

L. Miller's Courage #3. The cover is believed to be the work of Mick Anglo

Pluck and Courage: Marvelman publisher L. Miller’s very short-lived story papers

Here’s something of a rarity for you to enjoy – some of the covers for Pluck and Courage, two monthly story papers launched in the 1950s by Marvelman publisher L. Miller & Son Ltd. Collector Peter Hansen, who kindly provided some of this imagery, tells me they were intended to rival DC Thomson’s story papersContinue reading Pluck and Courage: Marvelman publisher L. Miller’s very short-lived story papers

Tammy & Jinty Special 2019 SNIP

Out This Week: The Tammy and Jinty Special

Tammy and Jinty were two of Britain’s best-loved girls’ comics of the 1970s and ’80s – ground-breaking female-led comics that covered everything from science fiction and fantasy to romance and a whole lot of fun… and now they’re back, for what’s hopefully the first of many more Specials. In the Tammy & Jinty Special, withContinue reading Out This Week: The Tammy and Jinty Special

Commando 5241: Action and Adventure - Steel Inferno SNIP

Steaming to the news stand at high speed – new Commando comics on sale now!

Brand new Commando comics from DC Thomson issues #5239 – 5242 are out now in all good UK newsagents and via digital subscription. This set of releases includes “Steel Inferno“, written by Hailey Austin, whose work as a PhD student caught media attention last year after she discovered a number rare comics – some dating backContinue reading Steaming to the news stand at high speed – new Commando comics on sale now!