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Britain’s “Political Pocket Cartoon of the Year” 2019 nominees announced

Sarah Boyce, Will Dawbarn, Ken Pyne and Zoom Rockman are among the cartoonists nominated for the “Political Pocket Cartoon of the Year” 2019, hosted by PR agency Ellwood Atfield, who also host the annual Awards event. Ellwood Atfield specialise in all aspects of Corporate Communications, Public Affairs, Consumer PR and more. Political cartoons play anContinue reading Britain’s “Political Pocket Cartoon of the Year” 2019 nominees announced

“Carol Day” - “Jack Slingsby” - Sample Art

Hunt continues for “Carol Day” newspaper strips

“London… summer…” And so begins the twenty-seventh “Carol Day” story “Jack Slingsby”, by Peter Meriton and David Wright. It’s one of several now available as a digital collection – but the publishers are still on the look out for more art to publish others. In this unusual story for its time, Carol’s fiancée Joe WilsonContinue reading Hunt continues for “Carol Day” newspaper strips

Mighty Moth by Dick Millington

In Memoriam: Dick Millington

  We’re sorry to report the passing earlier this week of veteran cartoonist, editor and writer Dick Millington, aged 81. His credits included strips for the Daily Mail and the Daily Express but who is possibly best known to older downthetubes readers for “Mighty Moth”, the mischievous character he created for TV Comic. Paying tribute, the DailyContinue reading In Memoriam: Dick Millington

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Top 10 Most Popular Stories so far this week

Just for fun, here’s a list of our most popular stories this week so on downthetubes in order of popularity, omitting ‘landings’ on our home page… The Daily Mail’s Doctor Who newspaper strip that never was Ten Questions: Lighter Than My Shadow creator Katie Green Marvel UK Projects That Might Have Been: Coronation Street ComicContinue reading Top 10 Most Popular Stories so far this week

Doctor Who newspaper strip sample by Tim Quinn and Steve Parkhouse

The Daily Mail’s Doctor Who newspaper strip that never was

During the success of the new Doctor Who when it returned in 2005, I spoke with the Daily Mail, who were keen to run a daily strip of the Doctor. The right folk at the BBC agreed and I asked Steve Parkhouse to come on board as illustrator. The first story written and three day’sContinue reading The Daily Mail’s Doctor Who newspaper strip that never was