ELCAF 2018 Promo

Countdown to ELCAF 2018 – Get Excited!

As if this summer hadn’t already been a cracking time for UK comics fans with events like the Cardiff Independent Comics Expo (report here) and Lawgiver (report here) just only popping into our rear view mirrors, next up is the East London Comics Art Festival (aka ELCAF). This is one of my favourite events in the calendarContinue reading Countdown to ELCAF 2018 – Get Excited!

The Great North Wood by Tim Bird - Sample

In Preview: The Great North Wood by Tim Bird

Created by Tim Bird Full Colour – 68 pages Published by Avery Hill Publishing The Story: Long ago, the whole of Southern England was covered in forest. Over time, this woodland has been gradually cut back, but small patches remain amidst the suburban sprawl of South-East London. A few ancient oaks still stand in gapsContinue reading In Preview: The Great North Wood by Tim Bird

Brick (aka John Stuart Clark with is strip "Let’s All Sing With The Chipmunks"

WebFind: Various Artists – Comics about the Music that inspires us

I’ve just come across Various Artists, a great web site packed with music inspired comics, the brainchild of artist Tim Bird, whose  books include Grey Area, Reads and the forthcoming The Great North Wood from Avery Hill Publishing. Rock & Pop started as a webcomic in 2015, taking songs that were significant to artist as he was growingContinue reading WebFind: Various Artists – Comics about the Music that inspires us

ComicPopUp Brighton - Landscape

New ComicPopUp Brighton revives indie comic creators cooperative ideas to sell comics

ComicPopUp Brighton is a new event happening on Saturday 13th May 2017, a one-day small-press/art comics shop that’s part of the Brighton Artists Open House Festival. Selling comics to comics readers and a whole new audience in a family-friendly pizza pub, with all sales money going to the creators, its a great idea where creatorsContinue reading New ComicPopUp Brighton revives indie comic creators cooperative ideas to sell comics

Avery Hill Publishing Logo

Avery Hill gains further bookstore distribution with Turnaround

Independent publishers Avery Hill – the South London with a strongly independent ethos whose titles we’ve regularly plugged here on downthetubes – has just agreed a distribution deal with Turnaround Distributors, who have been distributing books into the UK and overseas markets since 1984. This is yet another significant step on the road for this much-admired small publisher,Continue reading Avery Hill gains further bookstore distribution with Turnaround