Portsmouth comic Con to host first ever Tripwire Awards

For over twenty-five years, Tripwire has been championing US and UK comics first in print and, since 2015, on the web. For the second Portsmouth Comic Con, taking place 4th-5th May 2019, Tripwire will be launching The Tripwire Awards, an new awards which aims to celebrate the very cream of UK and US comic talent.Continue reading Portsmouth comic Con to host first ever Tripwire Awards

Young fans, unfazed by bad weather, at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Photo: LICAF

From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – the weekend-long event in Kendal, Cumbria, now in its sixth year – saw dedicated comics fans brave Storm Callum in their hundreds to enjoy a weekend of creator events, exhibitions (some still on), steampunk, book launches and more this weekend. For me, it was a bit ofContinue reading From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

downthetubes - 1988 - 2018 - Thank you SNIP

20 Years and Counting – Thank You for supporting downthetubes!

As I prepare to head northwards to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, in Kendal, I’d just like to thank all our readers for their support as we celebrate 20 years of downthetubes. We wouldn’t be here without you! My thanks also, to the amazing team of both regular and guest writers who workContinue reading 20 Years and Counting – Thank You for supporting downthetubes!

Site Gremlins!

Our apologies to regular downthetubes readers for significant site down time on Friday this week. We’re in the process of re-designing the site, but unfortunately some “under the bonnet” changes caused a number of issues resulting in a loss of service. Our dedicated team braved the depths of the downthetubes network to restore services. FingersContinue reading Site Gremlins!

The Archivist at Work by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey (2010)

downthetubes partners with British Library for “Digital Conversation” event in April

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be chairing an event at the British Library in April, the first event downthetubes has ever been a partner in organising. Titled “Venturing off the page: exploring multimedia, animation and new narrative forms” guest speakers will be Kate Ashwin, Yomi Ayeni, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey and Bryan Talbot and PriorityContinue reading downthetubes partners with British Library for “Digital Conversation” event in April