An extract from The Archivist by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

Digital Comics at the British Library – more “Digital Conversations” event details revealed

Ian Cooke, Head of Contemporary British Publications at the British Library, has outlined a little more about the “Digital Conversations” event downthetubes has partnered with at the Library on Wednesday 18th April 2018. A panel on archiving digital comics will be chaired by myself, John Freeman, with comic creators Kate Ashwin, Yomi Ayeni, Daniel Merlin GoodbreyContinue reading Digital Comics at the British Library – more “Digital Conversations” event details revealed

The Archivist at Work by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey (2010)

downthetubes partners with British Library for “Digital Conversation” event in April

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be chairing an event at the British Library in April, the first event downthetubes has ever been a partner in organising. Titled “Venturing off the page: exploring multimedia, animation and new narrative forms” guest speakers will be Kate Ashwin, Yomi Ayeni, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey and Bryan Talbot and PriorityContinue reading downthetubes partners with British Library for “Digital Conversation” event in April

The frontispiece for the first Widdershins story, which Kate Ashwin launched in October 2011. Art © Kate Ashwin.

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 43 – Kate Ashwin and Widdershins!

Kate Ashwin, creator of the popular webcomic Widdershins joins the Awesome Comics Podcast gang this week to talk about her brilliant book series. They talk about how the strip came to be, her path to becoming a full time webcomic creator, her influences and so much more. Being a webcomic veteran, she is also aContinue reading Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 43 – Kate Ashwin and Widdershins!

Creators @ Thought Bubble 2015: Part 2 – Small Press

The ninth annual Thought Bubble Festival took place in Leeds over the week of 9-15 November 2015, however it is the huge two-day comic convention over the weekend of 14-15 November that the vast majority of punters and creators think of when “Thought Bubble” is mentioned. Antony Esmond has already reviewed this year’s Thought BubbleContinue reading Creators @ Thought Bubble 2015: Part 2 – Small Press

Sainsbury's Comics Section, Lancaster, 19th September 2015

In My View: Why The British Comics Industry is Far From Dead

It’s hard to credit but, strangely, there are some out there who claim the British comics industry is dead, ignoring the huge number of successful independent comics out there and a still-thriving news stand. Now, before anyone comments, I know that many of the comics available in your local supermarket do not include comic stripContinue reading In My View: Why The British Comics Industry is Far From Dead