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The Story of British Comics So Far opens at Woking’s Lightbox

Yesterday saw a new exhibition open at The Lightbox gallery and museum, Woking that we highlighted earlier this year, which will take visitors on an interactive journey through the past, present and future of sequential art. The Story of British Comics So Far: Cor! By Gum! Zarjaz! (6th August 2016 – 31 December 2016) reveals howContinue reading The Story of British Comics So Far opens at Woking’s Lightbox

Action Issue 37 - Cover dated 23rd October 1976

Our Most Read Stories in July 2016: Top Marks for Action and 2000AD!

Apart from the downthetubes home page, here are our Top Ten stories on the site for July 2016… • Rare “Banned” Action Comic reaches £1320 bid on eBay We have The Guardian to thank for this spike in interest in this archive story, as we were linked to in their preview of The Ramones upcoming 40thContinue reading Our Most Read Stories in July 2016: Top Marks for Action and 2000AD!

Strip Magazine launches today in UK comic shops

Read Strip Magazine Issue 1 Sneak Preview by clicking here STRIP Magazine Issue One is available in British comics shops from today. The digital edition for iPad is also available and can be downloaded from the iTunes Store. The cost of either edition is £2.99. (of course, the digital edition doesn’t come with the fabContinue reading Strip Magazine launches today in UK comic shops

STRIP Magazine Issue 1 Sneak Preview Online

Read Strip MagazineIssue 1 – Sneak Preview I’m delighted to let downthetubes readers know that a special sampler of STRIP Magazine Issue 1, Print Media Productions new British comics anthology, on sale from 20th October 2011 in all good UK comic shops, is now online. As some of you know, I’m the editor of thisContinue reading STRIP Magazine Issue 1 Sneak Preview Online

Action comic strip Hookjaw to return in Strip Magazine

PJ Holden’s cover for Strip Magazine #1 Hookjaw, a Jaws-inspired strip that first appeared in the controversial 1970s British weekly comic Action, will feature in the new Strip Magazine, which will launch in early 2011. Lancaster-based Print Media Productions has agreed a deal with UK publisher Egmont to feature Hookjaw in the Magazine, re-publishing theContinue reading Action comic strip Hookjaw to return in Strip Magazine