Commando 5168: Gold Collection: Black Schneider SNIP

Criminals on the loose in latest Commando comics!

Brand new Commando comics from DC Thomson (Issues 5167 – 5170) are on sale from this Thursday in all good newsagents and via various digital platforms. Track down a vicious criminal in World War Two France, search the desert dunes for the Black Schneider, help free Mexico from the Federales, and find out what deadlyContinue reading Criminals on the loose in latest Commando comics!

Commando 363 - Jungle Phantom - art by Cam Kennedy

50 years on, artist Cam Kennedy is reunited with his first ever Commando – and it isn’t the issue everyone thought

There was a surprise in store for comic artist Cam Kennedy at this weekend’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, when downthetubes contributor Colin Noble reunited him with a comic he drew 50 years ago that set him out on his career at DC Thomson. At the end of an early morning “Live Draw” yesterday, with CamContinue reading 50 years on, artist Cam Kennedy is reunited with his first ever Commando – and it isn’t the issue everyone thought

Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Ian Kennedy

Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Ian Kennedy

Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. This “Festival Focus” for 2018 is Ian Kennedy, a British comic artist whose work most downthetubes readers will know very well. Born in 1932, Ian grew up in a Dundee surroundedContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Ian Kennedy

British Comics Swap Meet 3 Poster snip

British Comics Swap Meet in Fife This Coming Weekend

After this last weekend with two of the largest UK comics events, Thought Bubble in Leeds and MCM Scotland in Glasgow, next weekend 29-30 September 2018 one of the smallest UK comics events will be happening in Lochore in Fife. The British Comics Swap Meet and Mini-Mart is the new incarnation of the former Commando ComicsContinue reading British Comics Swap Meet in Fife This Coming Weekend