Thumpculture hits the Web

Brilliant artist Neill Cameron, whose career I’ve followed for years, has been in touch to “casually mention” that he’s finally had a chance to get back to stunning strip Thumpculture.

“I recently completed the first ‘issue’ online at, and before starting the second I’m in the middle of a week of daily updates where I’m posting various bits of character designs, background art, and general sketchbooky stuff,” he says. “I thought it might be a fun peek into the creative process for people.”

If you’ve been a Friend of The Thump in the past – some pages have appeared on ComicSpace and elsewhere then check out the site: the art is simply stunning. Neill’s a talent whose work has been published in various UK magazines and I have no idea why he is not appearing regularly in 2000AD, or talent spotted by one of the US majors.

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.

Categories: British Comics, Digital Comics

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