Craft Comic Festival 2017

Comic creators, a bar – and a Music Festival in Liverpool? Sounds like a great combination!

Ace Liverpool-based comic creators Tom Ward (writer and creator of MERRICK: The Sensational Elephant Man, co-creator of Doc Dino) and Chris Welsh (creator of Wart and the horror anthology The Grime) are running a little tester comic event out of a bar at the end of this month, in conjunction with a local music festival. The free Craft Comic FestivalContinue reading Comic creators, a bar – and a Music Festival in Liverpool? Sounds like a great combination!

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Last few days to back a bumper comics collection from Madius Comics, collecting “Papercuts and Inkstains” – in colour

There are just a few more days to go to back the Kickstarter appeal for Paperbacks and Inkstains – The Collected Papercuts and Inkstains from Madius Comics, a 200 page-plus book of strips we’ve enthused about here on downthetubes – but this time out, published in colour, edited by Rob Jones and Mike Sambrook. The MadiusContinue reading Last few days to back a bumper comics collection from Madius Comics, collecting “Papercuts and Inkstains” – in colour

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Sneak Peek: Madius Comics shakes up the latest Papercuts & Inkstains (#6)

There’s something strange, in your neighbourhood, who’s to blame? Probably the smashing independent comics publisher Madius Comics, who are back with another spine-busting, game-changing, fist-pumping mega issue of Papercuts & Inkstains, wrapped in cover by Angela Sprecher, who has conjured up a nostalgic tornado-uppercut of eyebrow-raising magnitude. Just look at the thing! You can almost hear the rewindingContinue reading Sneak Peek: Madius Comics shakes up the latest Papercuts & Inkstains (#6)

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

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Awesome Comic Podcast Episode 17 Hallowe’en Special: Redshift Press

Vince Hunt, Dan Butcher and Tony Esmond are joined by the guys from Redshift Press this week for their latest and hugely-popular small press podcast. Chris Sides and Chris Travell are marking out a big old creepy cave in the area of horror comics and chat it up in the pod’s Halloween Special, which offers aContinue reading Awesome Comic Podcast Episode 17 Hallowe’en Special: Redshift Press