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Phoenix Colossal Comics Collection launched

The Phoenix Colossal Comics Collection Volume 1 is now available with Volume 2 sheduled for 28th August and Volume 3 for 26th December. A raucous collection of thrilling, exciting and hilarious comics from The Phoenix, this bumper collection – priced just £9.99 – features over 200 pages of full-colour content, pulling together different humorous, informative,Continue reading Phoenix Colossal Comics Collection launched

LICAF 2017 Kendal Calling The Etherington Brothers

Lakes Festival Focus 2017: It’s the Etherington Brothers! (Well, one of ’em!)

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival starts today, and we’re delighted to bring you one final interview with two of the guests from across the globe – with Robin Etherington, representing the amazing Etherington Brothers! You won’t find a more energetic and inspiring duo than Lorenzo and Robin, aka The Etherington Brothers, dedicated toContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2017: It’s the Etherington Brothers! (Well, one of ’em!)

These snapshots of the "teen" comics section of WHSmith Lancaster in 2017 indicate just how many comics are vying for space, and the different ways they are promoted with "pop out" bins and shelving stickers. Which seem to have worked for Commando, which has apparently sold out!

The British Comics Industry – Still in Decline or On the Up?

The state of British comics – and exactly what people mean by the “British comics industry” came into focus  in a couple of threads on social media over the weekend, with many older comic fans noting with dismay the dominance of the expensive polybagged comic on British news stands – often a product that onContinue reading The British Comics Industry – Still in Decline or On the Up?

Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories - Press Image

New comic art exhibition in Newcastle is an absolute delight for British comics fans

Regular downthetubes readers will recall our previous coverage of Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories, the new exhibition at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle – but now it’s opened, we can reveal some of the amazing British comic art on display. Running until June 2018, the brand-newContinue reading New comic art exhibition in Newcastle is an absolute delight for British comics fans

Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories exhibition

Newcastle upon Tyne’s Seven Stories announces new British comic art exhibiton

Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art exhibition at Seven Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne, opening 21st July 2017. Seven Stories – the National home of Children’s BooksContinue reading Newcastle upon Tyne’s Seven Stories announces new British comic art exhibiton