Crucible Cover for STRIP Zero

An ace promotional image for the first DTT comic strip – now titled ‘Crucible’ – graces the cover of STRIP MAGAZINE Issue Zero, which will be given away free to Bristol International Comic Expo visitors next month.

The sampler is the first print promotion for the monthly STRIP Magazine from Print Media Productions, announced last year, which will launch later in 2011.

Smuzz created this stunning promotional image a while back, but he’s since tarted it up a tad and it’s been further re-tweaked for print by the wonderful Jim Campbell, who will also be lettering the ‘Crucible’.

Print copies of STRIP Magazine Issue Zero will not be available until the Expo, with e-copies available shortly afterwards.

I’ll be at the Expo, of course, to talk about STRIP, Print Media, ROK Comics, ‘Crucible’, and, well, comics generally. Hope to see you there!

• If you like the image, you can buy a print of it, in all manner of formats and sizes, from DeviantArt.

• Bristol International Comic Expo – 14th – 15th May 2011. More info:

• Print Media Productions:

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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