Tube Surfing: Drinking, Drawing… and other stuff too!

Manchester Comic Collective Drink n Draw
• If you’re in the area this Sunday, you could do worse than pop along to Manchester Comic Collective’s (MCC) monthly Drink ‘n’ Draw. It kicks off at 4pm and is usually lots of fun (although I haven’t made it down for a fair few months). From the MCC blog:

‘[It’s a] casual get together of people who like to draw and also drink. Anyone is welcome… Free entry, materials and snacks provided and 10% off at the bar.’

(This monthly event is usually held at Sandbar, but you better check their official site in case the venue has changed.)

The Shoot from Tony Lee on Vimeo

The Shoot, a short film written by comics writer Tony Lee (Doctor Who, 2000AD, The Gloom), is now online. He’d like feedback, so go watch it and then… well, feed back…

• Indie comics news site  Bugpowder has just done a handy little round-up of activity on the Irish comics scene. Worth a look…

• Can someone please give Dan McDaid the cash to realise this ‘Sherlock Holmes meets the Doctor’ commision as a full strip?

• And finally, the Blank Slate Books website appears to have had a makeover. (Or maybe I didn’t notice and it all happened ages ago.)

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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