SHARKS! by Christian Talbot and artist Sophie Hodge

Crowdfunding Spotlight: SHARKS! by Christian Talbot and Sophie Hodge

The eagerly anticipated book of internet sensation The Life of Sharks is finally here – of it will be if folk hunt it down and spear a copy of SHARKS! on Unbound. It’s much nicer than spearing real sharks, which we do not endorse, ever, here on downthetubes. (Yes, even Hookjaw. He’s just misunderstood. Honest).Continue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: SHARKS! by Christian Talbot and Sophie Hodge

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 45 - Nick Prolix

Lakes Festival Podcast goes “Around the Block” with comic creator Nick Prolix!

Episode 45 of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast features a chat with comic  creator Nick Prolix, creator of the brilliant independent comic Slang Pictorial. A writer, artist and cartoonist living in the Fens, Slang Pictorial – available to buy online here – follows the highlights and lowlifes of flashy wideboys and their woebegotten back-seat darlings throughContinue reading Lakes Festival Podcast goes “Around the Block” with comic creator Nick Prolix!

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 41 - Lizzie Kaye

Unbound’s graphic novels Commissioning Editor Lizzie Kaye latest Festival Podcast guest

The latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast co-hosted by Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates features an exclusive interview with crowdfunding publisher Unbound‘s comics and graphic novels Commissioning Editor, Lizzie Kaye. Unbound launched one of their latest graphic novels, Reel Love by Owen Michael Johnson, at this year’s Festival and there are plans for further partnership between them and LICAF in 2019.Continue reading Unbound’s graphic novels Commissioning Editor Lizzie Kaye latest Festival Podcast guest

Young fans, unfazed by bad weather, at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Photo: LICAF

From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – the weekend-long event in Kendal, Cumbria, now in its sixth year – saw dedicated comics fans brave Storm Callum in their hundreds to enjoy a weekend of creator events, exhibitions (some still on), steampunk, book launches and more this weekend. For me, it was a bit ofContinue reading From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018