Marvelman Challenge!

Warrior Issue 1

As it’s recently been noted on several blogs and forums that the Dez Skinn-created Warrior was first published 30 years ago (including Lew Stringer’s terrific blog, see:, I thought I’d throw down a challenge to readers and members of the downthetubes forum – draw Marvelman!

It could be a simple dramatic (or humorous) pose, or an imaginary page – it’s all just for fun.

Simply post your entries to the forum (note: you’ll need to join the forum first if you aren’t already a member*) and I’ll ‘feature’ the entries in a new gallery on the forum (Commando artist Keith Page was first to send me an entry, but I’ve included a couple of historical Marvelman images there, too).

The entry I like the most will win the artist some British comic goodie from my bizarre collection of British comic stuff.

Deadline for entries is 3rd April 2012.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

View the Marvelman 2012 Challenge Gallery

Marvelman copyright – er, well, let’s not go there, shall we? if you don’t want to join the forum, just email me your entry to the DTT editorial address on the DTT blog.


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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