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Cartoon Cats and Gormenghast too – British Library Comics and Art Events for autumn 2018

The list of talks at the British Library this autumn has been released and there are some great events for comics and fantasy novel fans, featuring some terrific creators from both the UK and Europe. First up is “European Graphic Novels: Drawing Untold Stories“, chaired by author Paul Gravett on 16th October. The talk probesContinue reading Cartoon Cats and Gormenghast too – British Library Comics and Art Events for autumn 2018

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Rare “The Trial of Nasty Tales” comic, charting groundbreaking censorship comic trial, offered on eBay, featuring Dave Gibbons art

One of the downthetubes team, Richard Sheaf, is offering a copy of the special The Trial of Nasty Tales comic, published in 1973, on eBay – featuring a cover and interior art by Dave Gibbons. This rare comic is inspired by the Nasty Tales obscenity trial, which happened in England in the early 1970s, considered one of the mostContinue reading Rare “The Trial of Nasty Tales” comic, charting groundbreaking censorship comic trial, offered on eBay, featuring Dave Gibbons art

Fifty Freakin’ Years of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers

EXCLUSIVE: Gilbert Shelton reveals some Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers secrets, new collection extracts!

Following up on news of a signing by Gilbert Shelton at London’s Gosh Comics to mark the launch of the new collection Fifty Freakin’ Years of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers from Knockabout Comics, we’ve got an exclusive extract of a feature  by this amazing creator, which features in full in the book. Plus – aContinue reading EXCLUSIVE: Gilbert Shelton reveals some Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers secrets, new collection extracts!

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Fifty Freakin’ Years of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers? Party on, at GOSH, with Gilbert Shelton

Counter culture hero Gilbert Shelton will be at London’s GOSH Comics on Saturday 25th November, signing his work to celebrate fifty freakin’ years since the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers first debuted, For those who’ve been in a green haze since 1960, Gilbert Shelton might be considered one of the godfather’s of stoner comics, starting withContinue reading Fifty Freakin’ Years of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers? Party on, at GOSH, with Gilbert Shelton

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Lakes Festival Creator Signings Announced

Here’s a list of special signings by comic creators at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival over the weekend (14th – 16th October 2016). If a creator isn’t listed here, they will only be signing for a limited time after their events, or at their stand in the Comics Clock Tower if they haveContinue reading Lakes Festival Creator Signings Announced