Crikey! Volume One - SNIP

Crikey! collection now available to pre-order from ComicScene UK

Before ComicSceneUK – available now in all good newsagents – there was a magazine which ran for 16 issues and covered all aspects of UK comic industry. Crikey! is remembered with much affection from comic fans and featured exceptional articles about UK comics during its run – and as previously reported, it’s risen from the ashesContinue reading Crikey! collection now available to pre-order from ComicScene UK

New Andy Capp collection announced, helping celebrate 60 years of the strip

A new collection of Andy Capp strips is on its way, six years after Titan Books published the last assembly of tales starring Britain’s best-known layabout. Created by Reg Smythe for the Daily Mirror, Andy Capp first appeared in the paper 60 years ago on 5th August 1957 and the strip has recently been theContinue reading New Andy Capp collection announced, helping celebrate 60 years of the strip

In Review: 60 Years Of Andy Capp Exhibition In Hartlepool

We have mentioned it here on downthetubes before but, now that the 60 Years Of Andy Capp exhibition has opened at the Museum Of Hartlepool, it is worth mentioning again because it is an excellent, and completely free, exhibition. Artist Reg Symthe’s northern working man (or perhaps that should be ‘not working man’) and hisContinue reading In Review: 60 Years Of Andy Capp Exhibition In Hartlepool

Andy Capp copyright Daily Mirror

Andy Capp exhibition celebrates his creator and 60 years of the Daily Mirror cartoon star

The Daily Mirror’s Andy Capp celebrates 60 years of publication this year – and the occasion is being marked in the town his creator Reg Smythe lived and worked  with a special exhibition at the Museum of Hartlepool. ‘60 years of Andy Capp’ , which opens 3rd June 2017, will tell the story of Smythe,Continue reading Andy Capp exhibition celebrates his creator and 60 years of the Daily Mirror cartoon star

Andy Capp Merchandise

Rare Andy Capp Memorabilia Goes Under The Hammer Today

A collection of Andy Capp memorabilia, including rare original drawings by Reg Smythe, is going under the hammer at Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, today, with live bidding available from The Saleroom.com. Included in the auction items are two resin statues of the Daily Mirror strips famous protagonists Andy and long-suffering wife Florrie, createdContinue reading Rare Andy Capp Memorabilia Goes Under The Hammer Today