We’re sorry to report the death of comic artist Bill Mevin, who passed yesterday, aged 97. Perhaps best known for his work on TV Comic‘s “Doctor Who” strip and his work on later episodes of “The Perishers” with Maurice Dodd… Read More ›
Month: December 2019
An exclusive look into the creative world of Syd Mead, one of the great futurists of our time, continues in Berlin into January 2020. The death of the legendary designer, whose film credits include Aliens, Blade Runner, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Tron, along with an unrealised remake of Forbidden Planet, was announced yesterday
downthetubes regularly tries to pay tribute to comic creators no longer with us. We list those we have noted who died between July and December 2019, and others reported elsewhere, here. 2019 has been a difficult year for the family… Read More ›
I came across this eye-catching study of DC Comics character Shazam by Bruno Oliveira quite by chance – tracking down the Brazilian artist’s original post here back in 2012 on DeviantArt – and thought I’d quickly spotlight it and his work.
Back in the 1960s, the success of James Bond in print and on the big screen spawned or inspired many similar heroes – and heroines – on TV and comics. One of them was the hugely-popular British series Danger Man, starring Patrick McGoohan, who would go on to star in the cult show The Prisoner. One of the show’s comic spin-offs is less well known than others…