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Striker comic battles for second round of crowdfunding

We’re almost at the end of the first 12 weekly Striker comics – and the team behind the project are back on Kickstarter to raise funds for issues 13 to 24. This time around, they’re chasing a target of £45,000 – and with seven days to go, they’ve already raised close to £25,000. So far,Continue reading Striker comic battles for second round of crowdfunding

New Striker comic distribution stymied by WHSmith, but the publishers have a cunning plan…

The new Striker football comic – its launch the result of a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign earlier this year – has been hit by distribution problems that mean Issue 3 will now not go on sale until next week in newsagents. Melding its photostrip-style lead story with features on the Striker World League, a traditional lineContinue reading New Striker comic distribution stymied by WHSmith, but the publishers have a cunning plan…

Striker Issue One - 2018 SNIP

Sneak Peek: the new Striker comic magazine, launching in high street newsagents this week

Launching on Wednesday, the Kickstarter-funded Striker comic magazine arrives in selected high street newsagents and on subscription – and downthetubes has a sneak peek for fans of the long-running newspaper football strip created by Pete Nash. The crowdfunder raised £43,719 to bring Striker, which also appears in The Sun, back into print as a regularContinue reading Sneak Peek: the new Striker comic magazine, launching in high street newsagents this week

Striker Comic Issue One - Kickstarter Promo SNIP

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Striker creator Pete Nash’s ambitious bid to relaunch weekly comic

Striker creator Pete Nash and his dedicated team have just launched a Kickstarter to launch his much-loved football strip as a weekly comic – and they’ve set an ambitious opening target of £35,000 to finance the production of the first twelve issues. Never one to shy from aiming for new heights, former Fleet Street journalistContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Striker creator Pete Nash’s ambitious bid to relaunch weekly comic

Happy New Year from Score ‘n’ Roar star “Nipper”, who lives on – in Croatia! (and football comics are on the ‘keepy up’, too)

2018 has begun with a a reminder from 2000AD publisher Rebellion that Roy of the Rovers, one of the major British comic characters they now own, is returning (as we reported last September). But Roy isn’t the only football comic character enjoying new life beyond his original run. Nipper – star of the 1970s footballContinue reading Happy New Year from Score ‘n’ Roar star “Nipper”, who lives on – in Croatia! (and football comics are on the ‘keepy up’, too)