Mutator, as realised by Russell Mark Olson in 2018 on the basis of the story outline by Paul Neary and Tom de Falco

Lost Marvel UK Projects: Mutator, created by Paul Neary and Tom DeFalco

During the tail end of the busy period in the 1990s when Marvel UK was developing numerous projects for the US Direct Sales market, one of the last unpublished proposed series was Mutator, which we’ve brought to a little bit of life on downthetubes thanks to Gateway City artist Russell Mark Olson. Mutator was developedContinue reading Lost Marvel UK Projects: Mutator, created by Paul Neary and Tom DeFalco

Young fans, unfazed by bad weather, at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Photo: LICAF

From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – the weekend-long event in Kendal, Cumbria, now in its sixth year – saw dedicated comics fans brave Storm Callum in their hundreds to enjoy a weekend of creator events, exhibitions (some still on), steampunk, book launches and more this weekend. For me, it was a bit ofContinue reading From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Cadavers – World Gone to Hell, a post-apocalyptic anthology from Mad Robot Comics

Inventive independent British comics publisher Mad Robot Comics have sailed past their crowdfunding target for their latest anthology project, Cadavers: World Gone to Hell – but there’s still time to back the title on Kickstarter. Created by Edward Bentley and Matt Hardy, the book includes stories from Ash Deadman, Luke Francis, Russell Mark Olson, Kieren Stevens andContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Cadavers – World Gone to Hell, a post-apocalyptic anthology from Mad Robot Comics

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 34 - Joe Kelly

I Kill Giants and Deadpool writer Joe Kelly talks to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast

One of the creators of Ben 10 and the writer of the magnificent I Kill Giants, Joe Kelly is the guest on the latest episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast. Joe, who returns to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October, is a writer, producer, penciller and editor. I Kill Giants,Continue reading I Kill Giants and Deadpool writer Joe Kelly talks to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Gateway City Volume One by Russell Mark Olson

Regular readers of downthetubes will recall we’ve previously plugged the independent comic Gateway City created by Russell Mark Olson – and now the first four issues are to be collected into a new collection, accompanied by extra pages, new art and more. Set in 1925, in Saint Louis, Gateway City is told against the backdrop of ProhibitionContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Gateway City Volume One by Russell Mark Olson