2000AD Prog 2111 Cover SNIP

Christmas Countdown 2018: 2000AD Prog 2111 – a Festive Review!

Christmas is almost upon us – no, really, it is, I’ve already started or receiving or seeing eCards! and of course, the festive season wouldn’t be what it is with out the 2000AD Special, featuring a terrific cover by John Higgins! Well, all right, there are a number of things I’d put above Prog 2111Continue reading Christmas Countdown 2018: 2000AD Prog 2111 – a Festive Review!

People First Merseyside Charity Auction - art by Simon Bisley

Charity Auction offers 30 comic artworks by Bisley, Jock, McCrea and many more

The latest People First Merseyside Charity Auction, which ends Saturday 8th December, is offering 30 unique pieces of original comic art from some of the top names in comics to raise money for people with learning difficultiesContinue reading Charity Auction offers 30 comic artworks by Bisley, Jock, McCrea and many more

John Higgins

Artist John Higgins joins Lakes International Comic Art Festival line-up

Award-winning comic artist John Higgins has been added to the line up for this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, running 12th – 14th October in Kendal, Cumbria. John’s career as a freelance comic artist started in 1977 soon after he left art college and has seen him work on such diverse characters as JudgeContinue reading Artist John Higgins joins Lakes International Comic Art Festival line-up

Look Alive, London! Here’s some rare dinosaur invasion art by Don Lawrence

Regular readers of downthetubes will recall we previously covered the short-lived replacement to Look and Learn, Look Alive, highlighting an early appearance of the Alan Grant penned story “The Chronicles of Genghis Grimtoad”, drawn for the title by Angus McBride, not Ian Gibson. (Gibson would draw an entire adventure published by Marvel UK). Well, here’sContinue reading Look Alive, London! Here’s some rare dinosaur invasion art by Don Lawrence

Not the World Cup: The Official Souvenir Brochure SNIP

When Alan Moore wrote football comics…a look back at Marvel UK’s “Not the World Cup: The Official Souvenir Brochure”

downthetubes contributor and comics archivist Richard Sheaf has shared plenty of strange British comic one shots and short-lived titles over on his brilliant Boys Adventure Blog, and while his recent coverage of Gilbert’s Fridge intrigued, I think it’s more than out trumped by Marvel UK’s 1982 Not the World Cup: The Official Souvenir Brochure… With aContinue reading When Alan Moore wrote football comics…a look back at Marvel UK’s “Not the World Cup: The Official Souvenir Brochure”