Cosplayer Gingersnap at London Super Comic Con. She's been a cosplayer for about seven years. Photo: Antony Esmond

London Super Comic Con 2016 – A View From The Floor

It was a long but laugh filled weekend. “I’m still here. I’m hiding under the stage. It is dark and I really need the toilet…” This year at the London Super Comic Con was an absolute blast. I’m going to hazard a guess and say that it was quieter than previous years (BBC’s Newsbeat estimatedContinue reading London Super Comic Con 2016 – A View From The Floor

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

Looking Back on 2014: Creators Choose their ‘Top Three’ comics

As 2014 draws to a close, here at downthetubes we thought it might be fun to contact some of the creators we have featured on the site this year and beyond and ask them what comics have caught their eye. I limited it to a ‘Top Three’ list. Ready for the roller coaster? It’s justContinue reading Looking Back on 2014: Creators Choose their ‘Top Three’ comics

Random Trials #2 - Cover

In Review: Random Trials – Issue 2

  Written, drawn and lettered by Dean Beattie Warning: Adult Language in both comic and review   You know that friend or work colleague? The one who finds out you read comics and it’s such an alien concept to him that he says stuff like. ‘Aren’t they for kids?’ Or ‘don’t they just have superheroes?’Continue reading In Review: Random Trials – Issue 2

Creator Owned Day 2014

Creator Owned Day Return to promote indie comics

(with thanks to Stephen Downey): Creator Owned Day returns Wednesday 5th March 2014, this year’s event following two previous annual challenges that saw comic creators writing and drawing up new characters, readers celebrating their favourite creator-owned series and a trending topic on Twitter (#CreatorOwnedDay). Creators from across the globe involved in previous events include Deirdre De Barra, BrettContinue reading Creator Owned Day Return to promote indie comics