Fans were understandably disappointed with Striker creator Pete Nash‘s announcement last week that the football story is to end as a comic and Sun newspaper strip after an amazing 34 years – but if you think the game’s all over,… Read More ›
Striker creator Pete Nash has announced the grim news that his football strip, a long time staple of The Sun, is to finally end – and despite two successful crowdfunding campaigns, the Striker comic will not be returning, apart from one final “wrap up” Special
Striker comic recently enjoyed a short-lived revival on the UK news stand after two hugely successful crowdfunders. Sadly, production is on hold while the small team involved regroup and rework the project….
The first monthly issue of ComicScene Magazine, featuring a classic Roy of the Rovers cover, is on sale now. The title is available from comic shops, all good newsagents by order, WHSmith, McColls and Easons (in Ireland) and 400 selected Sainsbury’s supermarkets – and I’m honoured to be part of it.
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… Read More ›
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…. Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Pete Nash, creators of Sun strip “Striker”, announces plan for a new weekly comic, new collection on sale
Pete Nash, the creator of the hugely-successful Striker comic, has outlined plans for a new comics project over on the StrikerWorld forum. Rather than editorialise his statement, here it is in full, for both potential readers (and comic creators) to… Read More ›
The third Volume of Striker, the long-running football strip created by Pete Nash published by best-selling British tabloid newspaper The Sun, is now available to order. Announcing the news on Strikerworld, Pete says his team only plan to print to order,… Read More ›
That Was the Comic Week That Was: New Aces Weekly, Strontium Dog, Moomins – and a chance to get your work in 2000AD – and Mr Men!
It’s been a busy week, and not just in terms of stories posted on downthetubes. Among other things, I’ve been to London (not for London Film and Comic Con, which looked incredible, but to discuss an exciting comics project at… Read More ›