Striker Issue One - 2018 SNIP

Sneak Peek: the new Striker comic magazine, launching in high street newsagents this week

Launching on Wednesday, the Kickstarter-funded Striker comic magazine arrives in selected high street newsagents and on subscription – and downthetubes has a sneak peek for fans of the long-running newspaper football strip created by Pete Nash. The crowdfunder raised £43,719 to bring Striker, which also appears in The Sun, back into print as a regularContinue reading Sneak Peek: the new Striker comic magazine, launching in high street newsagents this week

Sherlock Holmes - Beyond the Canon Montage

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Sherlock Holmes: Adventures Beyond the Canon

There’s still a few more days to back Belanger Books latest project, Sherlock Holmes: Adventures Beyond the Canon, a three volume collection of new Sherlock Holmes stories by today’s best pastiche authors and inspired by Doyle’s original tales. Sherlock Holmes himself would have us believe that, once a case was finished, it – or theContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Sherlock Holmes: Adventures Beyond the Canon

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Spacecraft 2000 to 2100 AD (40th Anniversary Reprint)

A crowdfunder to celebrate a classic SF-inspired series of books has succeeded in attracting backing for a reprint of the fondly-remembered Spacecraft 2000 to 2100 AD Terran Trade Authority handbook by Stewart Cowley, to be published by Battlefield Press next year. No one would have believed, in the closing years of the 1970s, that scienceContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Spacecraft 2000 to 2100 AD (40th Anniversary Reprint)

Cryowulf Issue 1 Sample Art

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Talking Cryowulf, a gender-flipped take on Beowulf, with comic creator Sam Roads

downthetubes had a virtual chat with Cardiff-based writer, entrepreneur, musician and game designer Sam Roads about his latest comics project, the terrific-looking Cryowulf, now seeking support on Kickstarter – a gender-flipped retelling of Beowulf, set on a long-abandoned space-station. Sam trained as a composer, joint owns five businesses, and has won two international Origins awards for gameContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Talking Cryowulf, a gender-flipped take on Beowulf, with comic creator Sam Roads

The Burning Black: Legend of Black Shuck - Promotional Art

Crowdfunding Spotlight: The Burning Black – Legend of Black Shuck

  Mark Allard-Will is a British-born writer now living in Canada, who has returned to the UK, at least in a story sense, by bringing one of Britain’s most famed monsters, Black Shuck, to comics with The Burning Black: Legend of Black Shuck, which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. The project is the workContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: The Burning Black – Legend of Black Shuck