Latest Comix Reader On Sale Now

Comix Reader 6 Cover by Richard Cowdry


The latest issue of Comix Reader (Issue 6) is on sale now in comic shops and other outlets, featuring a cover by Richard Cowdry and strips by a huge assortment of artists and writers, including Lord Hurk, Ralph Kidson, Paul O’Connell, Bernadette Bentley and many more.

The Comix Reader, which made the 2015 Selection for best Alternative Comic at the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, is a British comics newspaper inspired by the free spirit of 1960’s underground comix and early comics newspapers like Comic Cuts and Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday. It presents a unique blend of established talent, new discoveries, outsider art and unsung heroes of the art form. It’s contributors are a rogues’ gallery of the Britain’s funniest, edgiest and weirdest cartoonists.

The A3, 24-page tabloid costs £1 per issue and is sold at music festivals, comedy gigs, in pubs, bookshops, comic and record shops, on the beach and on the street.


Comix Reader 6 Contents Page by Lord Hurk
Comix Reader 6 Contents Page by Lord Hurk


Comics this issue are the work of Bernadette Bentley and Julia Homersham, Paul Ashley Brown, Craig Burston, Richard Cowdry, Sina Evil, Brenda Henderson, Lord HurkSaban Kazim and Kat Kon, David Peter Kerr, Ralph Kidson and Martin Meeks, Peter LallyEllen Linder, Mike Medaglia, Paul O’Connell and Daniel Locke, Alex PottsMaartje Schalkx and Alex Widdowson.

Information on how to order the Comix Reader follows these samples…



Art from Craig Burston's contribution to Comix Reader Issue 6
Art from Craig Burston’s contribution to Comix Reader Issue 6
"Pink Rude Boy" by Saban Kazim and Kat Kon
“Pink Rude Boy” by Saban Kazim and Kat Kon
Art by Peter Lally for Comix Reader Issue 6
Art by Peter Lally for Comix Reader Issue 6

This issue sponsored by Knockabout Comics.

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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