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Apollo 11 at 50: Whatever Happened to the Space Race?

As the Apollo 11 Command Service Module covered the quarter of a million miles back from the Moon back to the Earth, NASA had big plans for the Moon, with Apollo only being the first step. 10 years ago on downthetubes, Jeremy Briggs wrote a 40th anniversary day-by-day celebration series of articles marking the ApolloContinue reading Apollo 11 at 50: Whatever Happened to the Space Race?

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Oxford Comics Network probes The Holocaust in comics, also announces Tom Gauld event

The Oxford Comics Network has announced a new series of events, starting on the 7th May with “Early Holocaust Narratives in Comics”. Philip Smith of the University of The Bahamas seeks to examine representations of the death camps, particularly in horror comics such as Impact, Voodoo, and Witches Tales. This event will take place atContinue reading Oxford Comics Network probes The Holocaust in comics, also announces Tom Gauld event

Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards

In Full: Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Winners 2018

The winers of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2018 were announced at San Diego Comic Con recently. The nominees were for works published between 1st January and 31st December 2017 and were chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges. This year’s nominees in 31 categories, who included a number of British creators and titles,Continue reading In Full: Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Winners 2018

Dundee Literary Festival: Comics Events

Following up quickly on our post about the new comic out of Dundee telling the story of biologist D’Arcy Thompson, here’s details of the comics events that are part of this year’s Dundee Literary Festival, which started today. WEDNESDAY 18TH OCTOBER: WOMEN IN COMICS SYMPOSIUM TALKS AND WORKSHOP TIME: 2 – 4PM VENUE: DUNDEE COMICSContinue reading Dundee Literary Festival: Comics Events

New York Times bring city’s stories to life with comic tales

The New York Times Magazine has a new series featuring New York stories by a dozen outstanding comics artists, introduced by a marvellous tale from  Kevin Huizenga. Other creators involved are Bill Bragg, Robert G. Fresson, Tillie Walden, Wesley Allsbrook, Bianca Bagnarelli, Sammy Harkham, K. L. Ricks, Tom Gauld, Andrew Rae, Francesco Francavilla and DavidContinue reading New York Times bring city’s stories to life with comic tales