Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 27 - Dean Beattie and Random Trials

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 27 – Dean Beattie and Random Trials!

This week Awesome Comic Podcast hosts Vince Hunt, Dan Butcher and Tony Esmond are joined by Dean Beattie, a creator with an ever growing fanbase due to his amazing series Random Trials. He talks about how the series came to be, his start in illustration, convention experiences and what he’s got in the pipeline for thisContinue reading Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 27 – Dean Beattie and Random Trials!

The Red Mask From Mars #1 - Cover

Cup of O – Small Press Reviews

  Hello! You find me still plundering through my enormous backlog of small press marvels – the first two titles here are from the Melksham Comic Con 2014 and the last is the first of my teetering pile of titles from Thought Bubble 2014. This year’s Thought Bubble was an absolute triumph – and hopefully I’ll cover thatContinue reading Cup of O – Small Press Reviews

Sneak Preview – Random Trials issue 3

Written, Illustrated and Lettered by Dean Beattie “A big, shady, International pharmaceutical company has been testing experimental drugs on the general public.  Of course, the general public know nothing about these tests – and are unwittingly filling themselves with all kinds of exotic treatments and medicines. Random Trials focuses on a collection of characters whoContinue reading Sneak Preview – Random Trials issue 3

Cosplayers enjoying their day at DemonCon X. Photo: Tony Esmond

Demoncon X – A Comic Convention Review

Demoncon X…  no, no! It’s not a call back to all the video rentals we craved in the 1980s but actually a comic convention in Maidstone, Kent, now in its tenth incarnation. Run by the people from the Grinning Demon Comic Shop, this is a small(ish) but growing convention that caters to comics fans of all ages.Continue reading Demoncon X – A Comic Convention Review

Looking Back on 2014: Creators Choose their ‘Top Three’ comics

As 2014 draws to a close, here at downthetubes we thought it might be fun to contact some of the creators we have featured on the site this year and beyond and ask them what comics have caught their eye. I limited it to a ‘Top Three’ list. Ready for the roller coaster? It’s justContinue reading Looking Back on 2014: Creators Choose their ‘Top Three’ comics