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

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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

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Knock me down with a kipper! downthetubes is 20 years old in… October!

Well, I’ve got egg all over my face this morning. Ever striving to bring accurate reports on the world of comics (largely, at present, British comics) and more, marking major events where we can between the demands of various editing day jobs and promoting comic events, it seems I’ve neglectful of one major happening –Continue reading Knock me down with a kipper! downthetubes is 20 years old in… October!