Darwyn Cooke

Lest We Forget: Comic Creators We Lost in 2016

While there’s been much to celebrate in 2016 when it comes to our industry, we couldn’t let the year pass without noting some of those involved now sadly no longer with us, including one of our very own contributors. So raise a glass or two (alcoholic or otherwise) to these fine folk we lost this year…Continue reading Lest We Forget: Comic Creators We Lost in 2016

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Out Now: Eagle Times Volume 29 No 3 (Autumn 2016)

The new Eagle Times, the magazine of the Eagle Society, is out now, with articles about Frank Hampson‘s art, Martin Asbury‘s film storyboard work, Jeff Arnold’s hat – an informative piece about real western headgear, according to downthetubes contributor Steve Winders –  Eagle‘s coverage of sport, two pieces by Steve about the “Island of Fire” andContinue reading Out Now: Eagle Times Volume 29 No 3 (Autumn 2016)

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In Memoriam: Artist and Designer Roger Perry – A “Truculent Foot Soldier”

We’re very sorry to report the passing of artist, designer, photographer and downthetubes contributor Roger Perry, who died on Saturday 23rd July at his home in the Philippines – a day after celebrating his 78th birthday. His wife Rosa has been in touch to tell us that Roger, who had been ill for some time,Continue reading In Memoriam: Artist and Designer Roger Perry – A “Truculent Foot Soldier”

Art by Bill Baker

Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Twelve

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a Creative Visionary… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others. In the final part of this twelve-part series, Roger Perry clarifiesContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Twelve

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Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Eleven

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a Creative Visionary… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others. After Matthews’ dalliances with Men Only and other projects, Roger recalled inContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Eleven