The Long Walk Hame

Poems Turned into Funny Comics: The Long Walk Hame

The Lang Walk Hame, released earlier this year, is many things. It’s a poem, it’s a comic, it’s a journey! Join writer Peter Watson and a crack team of artists headed up by Gordon Johnston as they bring you this unique comic book, funded through Kickstarter, and currently on sale in Forbidden Planet in Glasgow.Continue reading Poems Turned into Funny Comics: The Long Walk Hame

Wildcat Preview Comic - Wildcat Centrespread SNIP

Attention, Newcastle! “Turbo Jones” signing by Ian Kennedy and Barrie Tomlinson announced

Forbidden Planet Newcastle has announced that Barrie Tomlinson, the editor of the short-lived comic Wildcat and writer of “Death Wish“, and British comics legend Ian Kennedy will be making a joint appearance to help launch Rebellion’s Turbo Jones collection in January. “Turbo Jones” first appeared in Wildcat comic, published by Fleetway between October 1988 and MarchContinue reading Attention, Newcastle! “Turbo Jones” signing by Ian Kennedy and Barrie Tomlinson announced

ComicScene UK #1 - Cover SNIP

ComicScene UK distribution expands, now available through all British comic shops

While the team behind the new ComicScene UK magazine may have only planned that the title be subscription only when they launched it, everything has changed – rapidly. After releasing a brilliant promotional #0 earlier this year, the magazine caught the attention of comic shop owners, with both Forbidden Planet chains both quickly striking dealsContinue reading ComicScene UK distribution expands, now available through all British comic shops

Forbidden Planet, October 1987 - Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore signing Watchmen

A Trip down Memory Lane: Forbidden Planet’s 40th Anniversary Photo Archive

Forbidden Planet‘s archive of many signings across 40 years of events at the London store and beyond is proving an absolute delight – but they’d welcome more images from halcyon days if you have them. Now available on the forbiddenplanet.com web site, the archive features a host of comics and media stars, from Doctor WhoContinue reading A Trip down Memory Lane: Forbidden Planet’s 40th Anniversary Photo Archive

Shame - Hope by Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton

Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton’s new graphic novel “Shame – Hope” really deserves your attention

A downthetubes reader dropped us a line to ask what John Bolton had been up to comics-wise recently, which gives us the chance to plug the Renegade Arts fantasy project Shame by the artist, working with writer Lovern Kindzierski. John recently did a signing at Forbidden Planet to promote the series, and promote the stunning-looking and well-received Shame – Hope,Continue reading Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton’s new graphic novel “Shame – Hope” really deserves your attention