No Time Like The Present - Paul Rainey

Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Three)

When Marvel UK shrunk its original strip output in the mid-1990s, not being a 2000AD reader, comic creator and reader Andy Luke had nowhere to go. He came to find that the small press, often photocopied works, were a core part of British comics…  This is the third and final part of Andy’s celebration ofContinue reading Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Three)

The O Men - Martin Eden

Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Two)

When Marvel UK shrunk its original strip output in the mid-1990s, not being a 2000AD reader, comic creator and reader Andy Luke had nowhere to go. He came to find that the small press, often photocopied works, were a core part of British comics…  This is the second part of Andy’s celebration of those smallContinue reading Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Two)

Stephen Prestwood

In Memoriam: Comic Artist Stephen Prestwood

Just over a week ago the British small press lost one of its most hardworking and consistent artists – the incredible Stephen Prestwood. I’d worked with him – watched him drawing tirelessly for years, turning in an almost endless stream of art for comics, art jams, competitions – anything. He was as relentless as he wasContinue reading In Memoriam: Comic Artist Stephen Prestwood

"Older Than the Hills" by Martin Hayes and Chris Askham

Aces Weekly sees debut of “Older Than the Hills”, return of Humph the Cat and Psycho Gran!

“Older Than the Hills”, the new graphic serial by Martin Hayes and Chris Askham launches as part of Volume 18 of David Lloyd’s digital magazine Aces Weekly today (7th September). High summer. The rolling English countryside. The birds and the butterflies and the blood. Brian and Rebecca, two archaeologists down from the university for a onceContinue reading Aces Weekly sees debut of “Older Than the Hills”, return of Humph the Cat and Psycho Gran!

Balloon Iron Man at #LSCC2015. Photo: Antony Esmond

London Super Comic Con 2015 – A DownTheTubes Photo Report

  London Super Comic Con was held at the Excel Centre in the Docklands again this year and  is fast becoming one of my favourite comic events.  I popped in for Day One of the weekend and had a absolute blast. The event was jam packed on both days with comic creators from across the globe, cosplayers,Continue reading London Super Comic Con 2015 – A DownTheTubes Photo Report