Lizz Lunney provides a trout-provoking tale for 24 PANELS

24 PANELS Anthology creator line-up revealed, includes Alex de Campi, Paul Cornell, Lizz Lunney, Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie, and many others

US comics publisher Image Comics has announced more details of the forthcoming 24 PANELS Anthology, the charity comics project curated by Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, PHONOGRAM) we highlighted earlier this year when a call for submissions went out. This charity anthology will benefit the survivors of the Grenfell fire and Kieron has been supportedContinue reading 24 PANELS Anthology creator line-up revealed, includes Alex de Campi, Paul Cornell, Lizz Lunney, Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie, and many others

Antony Johnston

Lakes Festival Focus 2015: An interview with Author and Comics Writer Antony Johnston

Last year, in partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, downthetubes brought you a number of interviews with creators attending the event. We’ve run a series in the run up to their eagerly anticipated 2015 event this coming weekend (16th – 18th October), concluding today with an interview with author and comics writer Antony Johnston… Antony Johnston, whoContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2015: An interview with Author and Comics Writer Antony Johnston

Stunning art by Ian McQue

Game designers joins comic creators, explore “Parallel Worlds” for Lakes Festival in October

Comics and games have long held shared interests, so it’s no surprise that many of this year’s guests for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (16th – 18th October) include creators with credits for both, including Bach, Kieron Gillen and Antony Johnston. Comic artists, writers, animators and video game designers feed our imaginations, creating parallel worlds, giant robots,Continue reading Game designers joins comic creators, explore “Parallel Worlds” for Lakes Festival in October

Umbral Trade Paperback Volume 2: The Dark Path

This week’s Panel Borders: “The Umbral Fuse” featuring writer Antony Johnston

Continuing a month of shows about creators whose work sits in the middle ground between ‘mainstream’ and independent comics, Alex Fitch talks to writer Antony Johnston about his career so far. Fitch and Johnston discuss the latter’s comics published by Image: fantasy saga Umbral and SF detective drama The Fuse, the author’s parallel career as a video game scripterContinue reading This week’s Panel Borders: “The Umbral Fuse” featuring writer Antony Johnston

Lakes International Comic Art Festival out side the Brewery Arts Centre. Photo: Tim Murray

Lakes International Comic Art Festival “Clock Tower” Line-Up revealed

  Following up on our reports on the international and British guests attending this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October – which includes Steve Bell, Darwyn Cooke, Dave McKean, Kieron Gillen, Kathryn and Stuart Immonen and many more – the organisation has begin to announce its Clock Tower line up. The Clock Tower is the freeContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival “Clock Tower” Line-Up revealed