"Cleansing Services" by Neill Cameron

Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part One)

When Marvel UK shrunk its original strip output in the mid-1990s, not being a 2000AD reader, comics creator Andy Luke had nowhere to go. He came to find that the small press, often photocopied works, were a core part of British comics… In celebration of Small Press Day on 9th July 2016, I’ve written aboutContinue reading Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part One)

Crouch End Comic Arts Festival 2015 Poster

Crouch End Cartoon Arts Festival Back on 6th June

  The second Crouch End Cartoon Arts Art Festival (CECAF) will take place at the Earl Haig Hall, Crouch End, London on 6th June, 2015, hosting the best and brightest cartoonists and independent publishers currently active in the UK comic scene. As Antony Esmond noted in our report on last year’s event, it’s a small affair, butContinue reading Crouch End Cartoon Arts Festival Back on 6th June

Crouch End Festival Poster 2014

Crouch End Comic Art Festival debuts next month

The inaugural Crouch End Comic Art Festival (CECAF) will take place at the Earl Haig Hall, London on 8th November 2014. The show will host the best and brightest cartoonists and independent publishers currently active in the UK comic scene. “The past five years have seen a huge growth in creators, publishers and consumers ofContinue reading Crouch End Comic Art Festival debuts next month

Angouleme Festival 2010 Poster

Pictures from France: Sarah McIntyre in Angoulême

downthetubes may have one of the best Scottish comics correspondents in, er, Scotland, in the form of Jeremy Briggs, but we don’t have a foreign correspondent: and yet, British comic creators regularly attend the biggest annual French Comics Festival, Angoulême (an event which draws in double the number of people who attend San Diego), whichContinue reading Pictures from France: Sarah McIntyre in Angoulême

No Barcodes: Oliver Lambden Interview

In the first of a series of creator interviews to mark the upcoming NoBarCodes event next Saturday in Camden Lock Market, London, David Baillie talks to Tales from the Flat artist Oliver Lambden… downthetubes: Hey Oliver! Hope you’re well! Now I’ve known you for some time. In fact – I haven’t said this before, butContinue reading No Barcodes: Oliver Lambden Interview