Another enjoyable issue of Eagle Times is out now from the Eagle Society…
Glass negatives of art and cartoons by Eagle artist Frank Humphris are currently being offered on eBay, spotted by downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf
Richard Sheaf has looked at African comics created and packaged in Britain many times on his Boys Adventure Comics blog – but Orbit, a title created for Zambia featuring art wasn’t a title he was familiar with, although it was published in the country in one form or other for forty years.
By Richard Sheaf As the guest list for Lawless 2020 has now been released, I thought I should collate my thoughts on my inaugural trip to the 2000AD and Judge Dredd-inspired event last year, which has spread its programming remit… Read More ›
Regular readers of downthetubes will recall how earlier this year we reported on Britain’s National Railways’ foray into superheroes with safety-conscious Captain Caution, back in the 1980s – but he wasn’t their only costumed crusader!
Richard Sheaf reports on the UK launch of Asterix and the Chieftain’s Daughter, and gives the new adventure a thumbs up for its take on some of the saga’s younger characters, including newcomer Adrenalin…
Nigeria is currently enjoying a growing comics industry of its own, with numerous publishers creating both print and digital titles, such as Comic Republic, Vortex Comics and YouNeek Studios– and Lagos Comic Con, taking place this weekend, is proving increasingly… Read More ›
Following on from John Freeman’s interview with comic collector extraordinaire Peter Hansen Richard Sheaf highlights some of the auction catalogues that were produced for the liquidation of comic creator, collector and author Denis Gifford’s collection, back in 2001.
Comics creator Nick Prolix was kind enough to take some time out from his busy schedule pimping the Kickstarter of his new issue of Slang Pictorial to talk to me about, well, everything…
In January’s initial downthetubes tribute to the late Ron Smith, pages of original artwork – that had earlier appeared on eBay – were presumed to have been for the artist’s own speculative adventure comic project. This confusion arose from the… Read More ›
Over on his Boys Adventure Comics Blog, downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf has highlighted the inclusion of a strip from Le Lombard‘s Franco-Belgian Tintin comic magazine in a short-lived Marvel UK comic. It’s an example of European reprint by the company,… Read More ›