While there’s been much to celebrate in 2016 when it comes to our industry, we couldn’t let the year pass without noting some of those involved now sadly no longer with us, including one of our very own contributors. So raise a glass or two (alcoholic or otherwise) to these fine folk we lost this year…Continue reading Lest We Forget: Comic Creators We Lost in 2016
Apart from the downthetubes home page, here are our Top Ten stories on the site for July 2016… • Rare “Banned” Action Comic reaches £1320 bid on eBay We have The Guardian to thank for this spike in interest in this archive story, as we were linked to in their preview of The Ramones upcoming 40thContinue reading Our Most Read Stories in July 2016: Top Marks for Action and 2000AD!
The sudden passing of the inspiring comics creator Alan Mitchell, perhaps best known for co-writing “Third World War” with Pat Mills for Crisis, aged just 55, came as a tremendous shock to both family and friends. Although we met only a couple of times in the flesh – last during the Kapow 2012 convention in London, where weContinue reading In Memoriam: Comic Creator Alan Joseph Mitchell
Nestling for over 20 years on a long-forgotten hard drive incompatible with modern computers, we’re delighted to be able to finally bring you some of the work that featured in a stunning ‘dummy’ comic, Renga, commissioned by DC Thomson, featuring work by Paul Cornell, Alan Grant, John Hicklenton, Tony Luke, Alan Mitchell and others. While the Dundee-basedContinue reading Roads Not Taken: Renga, DC Thomson’s Abandoned Rival to 2000AD
Top comics artist Glenn Fabry has easily secured funding for his planned Sketchbook 3 book project, which will feature over 40 full colour pages of never seen before exciting images by the artist perhaps best known for his work on 2000AD‘s Slaine and cover art for Marvel and DC Comics on titles such asContinue reading Glenn Fabry Sketch Book in the works after successful Kickstarter campaign, other projects hinted at