“Marionette Unit” Script Book Released

Regular downthetubes readers will recall The Marionette Unit, a creepy, scratch the back of your eyeballs work of gothic steampunk-driven horror we reviewed positively last year. Well, now the team behind the book –  filmmakers Azhur Saleem and James Boyle – have released The Marionette Unit: Script Book – a 160-page exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the project.Continue reading “Marionette Unit” Script Book Released

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

The Marionette Unit - Sample 1

In Review: The Marionette Unit

Created by Azhur Saleem and James Boyle, illustrated by  Warwick Johnson-Cadwell  Out: Now The Book: How far would you go in search of a missing loved one? Could you infiltrate a hellish Victorian workhouse where steam-powered engines control your body? If so, then enter the world of The Marionette Unit; a time of control, obsession and monstrous machines. Beatrice Shaw is searchingContinue reading In Review: The Marionette Unit

The Marionette Unit - Sample 1

Creating Comics: Behind the Scenes on “The Marionette Unit” with James Boyle, Azhur Saleem and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell

Recently released, The Marionette Unit is a stunning, creepy and thoroughly enjoyable new Victorian mystery story, a graphic novel created by filmmakers Azhur Saleem and James Boyle, and illustrated by ace comic artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (Tank Girl, Gungle, Nelson, 24×7, Off-Life). We haven’t had opportunity to review the book here at downthetubes yet – it’s sitting near the top ofContinue reading Creating Comics: Behind the Scenes on “The Marionette Unit” with James Boyle, Azhur Saleem and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell

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Three-mendous! New issue of Moose Kid Comics released

Moose Kid Comics, the free online children’s comic, is releasing its third annual instalment! Featuring 36 artists, spread across 36 full colours pages, it’s available to read online or download from www.moosekidcomics.com. In our third issue you’ll find the titular Moose Kid worrying about his looks, and asking an inept wizard for help! Plus, there’s space robots,Continue reading Three-mendous! New issue of Moose Kid Comics released