Slang Pictorial #4 Kickstarter Promo

Creating Comics: Nick Prolix chats Slang Pictorial and more

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…Continue reading Creating Comics: Nick Prolix chats Slang Pictorial and more

SCOOPS - The Newspaper Comic Logo

Lost British Comic Projects: SCOOPS, a Newspaper Comic

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 related paperwork, involving Ron Holland, who – rather than the renowned 2000AD illustrator – wasContinue reading Lost British Comic Projects: SCOOPS, a Newspaper Comic

"Jasmin, The Little Japanese Princess" (Nahomi) by Crisse and Bom

In the Spotlight: Marvel UK’s European Comic Reprints

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, better known for re-publishing Marvel superhero strips, as well as its hugely successful titles suchContinue reading In the Spotlight: Marvel UK’s European Comic Reprints

Frank Hampson Centenary Exhibition 2019

In Pictures: Frank Hampson Centenary Exhibition at Bourne Hall

For anyone who’s not managed to make it to Southport’s The Atkinson gallery for their superb Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare exhibition, then you might try and make it to Bourne Hall in Epsom, Surrey, instead. Their small but perfectly crafted Frank Hampson Centenary Exhibition also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birthContinue reading In Pictures: Frank Hampson Centenary Exhibition at Bourne Hall

Dan Dair Gallery (Dan Dare in France)

Dan Dare Abroad: The Story of “Dan Dair” in France

downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf has written features on Eagle‘s Dan Dare excursions beyond the UK, which include appearances in an Australian version of Eagle, as “Daan Durf” in the Netherlands, an all-new take on the character in Spain, Diego Valor, based more on the Radio Luxembourg incarnation of the character. But did you know DanContinue reading Dan Dare Abroad: The Story of “Dan Dair” in France