As comic fans, it’s often easy to forget that publishing them is very much a business as far as companies such as DC Thomson, Rebellion and Titan Comics are concerned, and syndicating or re-using comics published is a major part of their operation. Even smaller companies such as Improper Books have achieved success in thisContinue reading Money Spinning: How many times can you re-publish a British war comic?
New from independent publisher Hibernia is the brilliant The Fleetway Files, the fourth release in the publisher’s ‘Comic Archive’ series. It’s an utterly brilliant guide to the background behind some of Britain’s best-loved comics, crammed with amazing interviews and features. It’s also selling its limited print run fast – so if you want a copy,Continue reading Hibernia’s Fleetway Files, an incredible history of British comics, flies off the shelves!
While there’s been much to celebrate in 2016 when it comes to our industry, we couldn’t let the year pass without noting some of those involved now sadly no longer with us, including one of our very own contributors. So raise a glass or two (alcoholic or otherwise) to these fine folk we lost this year…Continue reading Lest We Forget: Comic Creators We Lost in 2016
Halfway into 2016 already and we had another upswing in visitor numbers on downthetubes in May – thank you for your continued support. We have lots of news and features and new projects yet to come! • In Memoriam: Stewart Perkins (WR Logan) British comics mourns the loss of a huge fan and supporter ofContinue reading downthetubes: Our Top Ten Stories for May 2016
The recent sad news of the passing of Gil Page, an editorial stalwart of Amalgamated Press, Fleetway, IPC and latterly as that company’s Managing Editor, resulted in many words of tribute from those who worked with him and for him through the years. Gil was interviewed by Ian Wheeler for the fourth issue of the EagleContinue reading Words From Beyond: IPC Managing Editor Gil Page – EFA Interview