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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Gateway City Volume One by Russell Mark Olson

Regular readers of downthetubes will recall we’ve previously plugged the independent comic Gateway City created by Russell Mark Olson – and now the first four issues are to be collected into a new collection, accompanied by extra pages, new art and more. Set in 1925, in Saint Louis, Gateway City is told against the backdrop of ProhibitionContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Gateway City Volume One by Russell Mark Olson

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Creating Comics: An Interview with Russell Mark Olson, creator of “Gateway City”

As regular downthetubes readers know, we’ve given a couple of mentions to the digital comics platform Tapastic here, highlighting some of the great strips featured. One of these is the intriguing Gateway City, a crime noir/ SF mash up by Portsmouth-based American artist Russell Mark Olson. On a trip south recently I caught up withContinue reading Creating Comics: An Interview with Russell Mark Olson, creator of “Gateway City”

Principles of Uncertainty by Andy Weir

“Martian” author Andy Weir short stories published exclusively on the books and comics app, Tapas

Before Andy Weir’s brilliant SF novel The Martian became a bestseller and a box-office hit, it was posted in short, free instalments to his website. His approach mirrors the serialised stories of 19th century periodicals, which popularized authors like Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Now, Weir is working with Tapas Media to create a selectionContinue reading “Martian” author Andy Weir short stories published exclusively on the books and comics app, Tapas