1977-2000AD Interview: Ian Gibson

The 1977-2000AD Creator Interviews: Artist and Writer Ian Gibson

2000AD has plenty of fans and forums and one of note is the 1977-2000AD Facebook Group created by Ben K Sy, which features a number of 2000AD creator interviews, conducted by various writers. With Ben’s permission, we’re re-presenting some of them here on downthetubes, beginning with the most recent, an interview with artist Ian Gibson,Continue reading The 1977-2000AD Creator Interviews: Artist and Writer Ian Gibson

Robot Archie / Lion original cover artwork (1965) by Ted Kearon from Lion 15 May 1965 The title headers are publisher's photocopies (to save them being drawn every week) Indian ink on board,

British Comic Heroes under one roof! Rebellion snaps up TI Media’s classic comics catalogue

2000AD publishers Rebellion have acquired all the comic titles owned by TI Media, reuniting publications dating back to Comic Cuts with the titles they purchased from Egmont in 2016. This means virtually every classic British comic title published out of London over the last one hundred years is now owned by Rebellion. The deal does notContinue reading British Comic Heroes under one roof! Rebellion snaps up TI Media’s classic comics catalogue

Eagle - The Eagulation of British Adventure Comics - graphic by Michael Carrol

How so many British Adventure Comics became just one – Eagle – in the 1990s

Over on his brilliant Rusty Staples site, 2000AD writer Michael Carroll has begun a series of articles tracing the history of British comics, creating a series of “family trees” showing various mergers and more down the years. It’s something Alan Notton has done in the past over on ComicsUK (his work sadly the victim ofContinue reading How so many British Adventure Comics became just one – Eagle – in the 1990s

Promotional art for Rebellion's new One-Eyed Jack collection, based on the character's first cover appearance in Valiant

Exclusive: Rebellion returns John Wagner’s One-Eyed Jack to duty in first Fleetway archive collection

As Judge Dredd prepares to celebrate his 40th birthday, downthetubes can exclusively reveal his publishers Rebellion are preparing to fire his ultra-violent origins from the 1970s and back into readers’ hands for the first time. The root of Britain’s biggest comics export, future policeman Judge Dredd, One-Eyed Jack was a Dirty Harry-style cop, created byContinue reading Exclusive: Rebellion returns John Wagner’s One-Eyed Jack to duty in first Fleetway archive collection

Asterix vs Tintin Promotional Art

Asterix and Tintin head for a clash of the Toon Titans at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, in partnership with Lancaster University, has announced further details of this year’s Festival Weekend Opening Night event on Friday 14th October – “Clash of the Toon Titans“, a battle between comic superstars Asterix and Tintin for the hearts and minds of attending comic fans. The Opening Night will also includeContinue reading Asterix and Tintin head for a clash of the Toon Titans at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival