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In Review: Scream & Misty Special 2018

WRITERS Alec Worley, Kek-W, Guy Adams, Jordi Badia Romero, Rich McAuliffe, Lizzie Boyle and Smuzz ARTISTS Frazer Irving, John Stokes, Leigh Gallagher, Simon Coleby, Dani, Steve Mannion, Jordi Badia Romero,Smuzz and Yishan Li COLOURISTS Len O’Grady and Barbara Nosenzo LETTERERS Annie… Read More ›

Gateway, the SF novels that inspired Marvel UK’s “Warheads”, comes to TV

The NBCUniversal-owned cable network owned Syfy has announced it is developing Frederik Pohl‘s award-winning best-seller Gateway as a series, novels that once inspired comic creator Paul Neary while he was developing Marvel UK’s Warheads back in the 1990s. First announced… Read More ›

“Martian” author Andy Weir short stories published exclusively on the books and comics app, Tapas

Before Andy Weir’s brilliant SF novel The Martian became a bestseller and a box-office hit, it was posted in short, free instalments to his website. His approach mirrors the serialised stories of 19th century periodicals, which popularized authors like Charles Dickens and… Read More ›

Alliigator Descartes latest Crucible Comic 3D Model Revealed

Here’s the latest Crucible comic-inspired 3D model, based on the comic characters co-created by myself and Smuzz and designed by Smuzz, who many downthetubes readers will know as SMS, one of the artists who drew “ABC Warriors” for 2000AD. Crucible started out in… Read More ›

Crucible Character Models On Display at Glasgow’s Satellite 5 SF Convention

Top designer Alligator Descartes, who has created some amazing Crucible figures based on designs by Smuzz for the eponymous comic story which you can read on Tapastic, will be giving a talk at Satellite 5, a Glasgow SF convention, this weekend,… Read More ›

Truugationary: The Wit and Wisdom of Truuglub Vanderpatz The Daunting

Please note, these are the only the terms known to date employed by the Chk’Rath, Truug, who features prominently in Crucible.  It will, over time, expand. Bellingly: Ironically. With thundering yet much-avoided inevitability. Bathetically. Chk’Rath: Truug’s species (see Episode One) Frentling: Pantomiming… Read More ›

Lakes Festival Focus 2015: An Interview with Comics Editor and Writer John Freeman

Last year, in partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, downthetubes brought you a number of interviews with creators attending the event. We’re delighted to be able to run a series in the run up to their eagerly anticipated 2015… Read More ›

Crucible Episode 40: Strike Back!

The Chrell strikes back… Crucible is an ongoing creator-owned strip which started in STRIP: The Adventures Comics Magazine, created by myself and 2000AD artist Smuzz (perhaps best known for his work on ABC Warriors) and lettered by Jim Campbell. We’re hoping we can attract a print publisher…. Read More ›

Crucible Episode 39: Chrell Attack!

With Beloc’s help, the battle against the Chrell seems to have taken a turn in the party’s favour… or has it? Crucible is an ongoing creator-owned strip which started in STRIP: The Adventures Comics Magazine, created by myself and 2000AD artist Smuzz (perhaps best known for… Read More ›

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