On Safari in London (Safari Festival 2017, that is…)

I popped in to the Safari Festival in East London at the weekend, an annual independent comics event run by Breakdown Press. Held in the trendy sounding ‘Protein’ (actually just a glorified East End lock up) near to Shoreditch, it was great to see that it was absolutely packed with both creators and punters.  ThisContinue reading On Safari in London (Safari Festival 2017, that is…)

Good News Bible: The Complete Deadline Strips of Shaky Kane

Good News! The Good News Bible from Breakdown Press collects the complete Deadline strips of Shaky Kane

“Read any GOOD BOOKS lately, punk?” For the first time ever, Good News Bible: The Complete Deadline Strips of Shaky Kane , out in August from Breakdown Press, collects Shaky Kane‘s complete comic strips and illustrations from the ground-breaking British counter-culture magazine, Deadline, which between 1988 and 1995 spawned Jamie Hewlett’s Tank Girl and launched dozensContinue reading Good News! The Good News Bible from Breakdown Press collects the complete Deadline strips of Shaky Kane

In Review: The Artist by Anna Haifish

Created by Anna Haifish Published by Breakdown Press Published: 17th November 2016 (Available at Thought Bubble) The Book: Anna Haifsch’s idiosyncratic, episodic comic chronicles the experiences of a young artist in his formative years, satirising the exclusive, ephemeral and frequently absurd world of fine art. Plagued by doubts and anxiety, the artist is confronted with constantContinue reading In Review: The Artist by Anna Haifish

Safari Festival 2016

Safari Festival Returns in August

Safari Festival returns to London next month (27th August). The brainchild of Breakdown Press, the event is a celebration of the new wave of alternative and art comics from the UK and beyond. The festival is an opportunity for a curated group of cartoonists and publishers to exhibit and sell their artwork, prints and, primarily, comics,Continue reading Safari Festival Returns in August

Lakes Festival Focus: An Interview with Visionary Storyteller Frank Santoro

Last year, in partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, downthetubes brought you a number of interviews with creators attending the event – and we’re delighted to be able to run a series in the run up to their eagerly anticipated 2015 event in October, continuing the series with an interview with ground-breaking comic artist Frank Santoro.Continue reading Lakes Festival Focus: An Interview with Visionary Storyteller Frank Santoro