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Sneak Peek: Rob Davis’s “Book of Forks” out in October, concludes “Motherless Oven” trilogy

This October, just in time for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, SelfMadeHero will publish The Book of Forks – the final book in Rob Davis‘s stunning abstract adventure trilogy that began with the brilliant The Motherless Oven back in 2014. This trilogy has been, for me, an absolutely incredible work, and I’m really lookiingContinue reading Sneak Peek: Rob Davis’s “Book of Forks” out in October, concludes “Motherless Oven” trilogy

The Can Opener's Daughter Art by Rob Davis

In Review: The Can Opener’s Daughter by Rob Davis

By Rob Davis Published by SelfMadeHero Reviewed by Stephen L. Holland of Page 45 The Book: In the British Comic Award-winning The Motherless Oven, Scarper Lee asked: “Who the hell is Vera Pike?” Now, we get a chance to find out. Vera lives in the cruel world of Grave Acre. Her mother is the Weather Clock,Continue reading In Review: The Can Opener’s Daughter by Rob Davis

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Sneak Peek: The Can Opener’s Daughter by Rob Davis

Next month sees the release of the eagerly anticipated follow up to Rob Davis‘s British Comic Award-winning graphic novel, The Motherless Oven – and there’s a signing in London at Gosh! Comics to mark the event. In the frankly brilliant The Motherless Oven, published in 2014, Scarper Lee who was central to the story asked the question: “WhoContinue reading Sneak Peek: The Can Opener’s Daughter by Rob Davis

John Freeman with Rian Hughes at a London Comic Con, pictured here with a copy of ‘Science Service’ a project for Belgian publisher Magic Strip, John's first commercial commission as a comic writer back in the 1980s. Photo: Steve Cook

Lakes Festival Focus: 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 event this coming weekend (16th – 18th October), continuing the series with an interview with comics editorContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus: An Interview with Comics Editor and Writer John Freeman

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“To End All Wars” nominated for Eisner Award, many British creators also nominated

Comic-Con International announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for 2015 this week – and a number of British comic creators, including Rob Davis, Neil Gaiman, Kieron Gillen, Grant Morrison and Sean Phillips are on the list. It’s also great to see the brilliant anthology, To End All Wars: The Graphic Anthology of The FirstContinue reading “To End All Wars” nominated for Eisner Award, many British creators also nominated