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

"Cleansing Services" by Neill Cameron

Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part One)

When Marvel UK shrunk its original strip output in the mid-1990s, not being a 2000AD reader, comics creator Andy Luke had nowhere to go. He came to find that the small press, often photocopied works, were a core part of British comics… In celebration of Small Press Day on 9th July 2016, I’ve written aboutContinue reading Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part One)

Stephen Prestwood

Paragon pays tribute to artist Stephen Prestwood with 64-page collection

The latest issue of top British indie comic anthology Paragon – a glorious 64-page tribute to the late artist Stephen Prestwood, who died recently – is on sale now, direct from the title’s official site. Featuring 64 pages of fantastic art – strips and pin-ups, the collection includes stories written by great writers such as Jason Cobley,Continue reading Paragon pays tribute to artist Stephen Prestwood with 64-page collection

Stewart Perkins, Bristol 2004. Photo courtesy PJ Holden

downthetubes: Our Top Ten Stories for May 2016

Halfway into 2016 already and we had another upswing in visitor numbers on downthetubes in May – thank you for your continued support. We have lots of news and features and new projects yet to come! • In Memoriam: Stewart Perkins (WR Logan) British comics mourns the loss of a huge fan and supporter ofContinue reading downthetubes: Our Top Ten Stories for May 2016

Stephen Prestwood

In Memoriam: Comic Artist Stephen Prestwood

Just over a week ago the British small press lost one of its most hardworking and consistent artists – the incredible Stephen Prestwood. I’d worked with him – watched him drawing tirelessly for years, turning in an almost endless stream of art for comics, art jams, competitions – anything. He was as relentless as he wasContinue reading In Memoriam: Comic Artist Stephen Prestwood