20 years of cartoon craziness celebrated

Alien on the rampage in the latest Really Heavy GreatcoatAngry aliens, terrified police and bemused party goers. Yes, it’s the 20th Anniversary Really Heavy Greatcoat – three pages of mothball-inspired mayhem!

Artist Nick Miller has pulled out all the stops to mark this momentous date for the strip and a big hand for all his work and perseverance putting up with my grumpiness. I’m amazed his writing partner Antonella lets me in the house.

Oh, wait, she doesn’t let me in the house.

I never should have tried to paint the cat.

Enjoy, and thanks to all Greatcoat fans down the years for your tremendous support and loyalty.

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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  1. Happy birthday to the RHG. To celebrate this momentous occassion I have been shuffling round the streets of Edinburgh in my own second hand greatcoat, pretending to talk to it and thus frightening little old ladies.

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