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Knock me down with a kipper! downthetubes is 20 years old in… October!

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!

A scene from the Russian Civil War from "Charley's War". Story by Pat Mills, art by Joe Colquhoun

Curating Charley’s War: An Interview with Titan’s collection editor Simon Ward

  Last year, I chatted to Simon Ward, who edited the tenth volume of Charley’s War for Titan Books. Some quotes from the conversation were used in an article that was published in the last issue of Comic Heroes magazine. Anyway, I thought it would be a good idea to present the full, unedited transcript ofContinue reading Curating Charley’s War: An Interview with Titan’s collection editor Simon Ward

Artwork for Virgin Comics Dan Dare series by Gary Erskine

Dan Dare: Yesterday’s Hero Returns

Article First Published: November 2007 | Updated to add Collection March 2015 Yesterday’s hero is back. Everyone’s favourite space adventurer, Dan Dare, returns this month in a new action-packed series from Virgin Comics and top creative team Garth Ennis and Gary Erskine. Matthew Badham caught up with the Ennis and Erskine to find out howContinue reading Dan Dare: Yesterday’s Hero Returns

Alan Moore. Photo by José Villarrubia

Creating Comics: A Turn of the Millennium Interview with Alan Moore, Part Two

First published on the Engine Comics web site way back in 2002, this is the second part of a wide-ranging interview with Alan Moore specifically about writing comics with Daniel Whiston is a fascinating read, and is re-published here on downthetubes with permission of the interviewer. You can read Part One, which we re-published lastContinue reading Creating Comics: A Turn of the Millennium Interview with Alan Moore, Part Two

Alan Moore. Photo by José Villarrubia

Creating Comics: A Turn of the Millennium Interview with Alan Moore, Part One

First published on the Engine Comics web site way back in 2002, this wide-ranging interview with Alan Moore specifically about writing comics with Daniel Whiston is a fascinating read, and we’re delighted to have permission to re-publish it here on downthetubes, with Daniel’s permission. Aside from Alan’s advice on writing comics, the first interview touchesContinue reading Creating Comics: A Turn of the Millennium Interview with Alan Moore, Part One