As I prepare to head northwards to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, in Kendal, I’d just like to thank all our readers for their support as we celebrate 20 years of downthetubes. We wouldn’t be here without you! My thanks also, to the amazing team of both regular and guest writers who workContinue reading 20 Years and Counting – Thank You for supporting downthetubes!
Recently released by Pitch Publishing, Comic Book Hero by former comics editor Barrie Tomlinson is a joyful romp through the history of British boys comics – encompassing New Eagle, Speed, Wildcats and more. You can read reviews by John Freeman here and Ian Wheeler here. We had two copies to give away, and the luckyContinue reading Comic Book Hero Competition Winners!
John Freeman provided us with his insights into attending the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s Capitol IV convention, as a guest, earlier in the week. I thought it would be a nice contrast to offer a few of my own observations, from the point of view of an attendee. (By way of a disclaimer, I wasContinue reading In Review: Doctor Who Appreciation Society – Capitol IV
ComicScene – a dedicated magazine to comics and comic culture – relaunches tomorrow, Saturday 22nd December – and will be on sale in selected WHSmith, McColls and all good comic shops across the UK. Available from 1000 locations in the UK and Ireland, the first new issue leads with interviews with comic creators Brian MichaelContinue reading ComicScene comes to newsagents across the UK tomorrow!
Well, I’ve got egg all over my face this morning. Ever striving to bring accurate reports on the world of comics (largely, at present, British comics) and more, marking major events where we can between the demands of various editing day jobs and promoting comic events, it seems I’ve neglectful of one major happening –Continue reading Knock me down with a kipper! downthetubes is 20 years old in… October!