The Classcial Comics project to make literature contemporary and relevant through comics is ambitious, but has received high praise educators and actors, including Royal Shakespeare Company fellow and Star Trek icon Patrick Stewart.On the launch of the second Classical Comics… Read More ›
Floods Charity Comic Planned
(Updated 21/10/07): UK indie publisher Adam Grose, who runs Clown Press, is working on a charity comic in aid of the Red Cross, to raise money for flood victims the world over. Although initially prompted by floods in the UK… Read More ›
Small Pressers Appeal
Comics columnist and downthetubes contributor Matthew Badham will be speaking at a comics and animation conference, The Aesthetics of Trash at Manchester University at the end of August and is appealing for information from small press publishers. “I’m going to… Read More ›
I’m being interviewed!
I’ve been interviewd for an upcoming ‘Nightgig’ podcast about the comics to mobile project I help run at Rok Comics. The interview covers the company’s $10,000 Humour Comic competition which runs until end August 2007 — and the opportunities ROK… Read More ›
John Freeman interviewed on Nightgig
Heads up everybody! After wrestling with Skype (actually not that hard once I realised my headphones had a volume control) I can confirm that I will be being interviewed for the comics podcast site Nightgig. I don’t think the interview… Read More ›
New discussion board for downthetubes
I’ve just added a new element to downthetubes which I’m hoping offers a lot more flexibility to discussion and shared information: http://downthetubesforum.ning.com In addition to a forum, this service allows me to include several blog RSS feeds on its home… Read More ›
Graphic Novels by Any Other Name?
Jeremy Briggs has kindly provided downthetubes with a smashing feature and checklist for DC Thomson’s Red Dagger title, a 64 page compilation title little known among comics fans which featured strips from Hornet, Hotspur, Warlord and others with many issues… Read More ›
The Aesthetics of Trash?
A major academic conference on comics and animation is to take place in Manchester in August, and a call has gone out for papers. Taking place from 28th – 29th August 2007 the event, titled The Aesthetics of Trash?: Reassessing… Read More ›
Ah. My apologies to the people who have subscribed to the RSS feed on this site: I didn’t realise it would consider every entry I put up, including old diary entries I can now add in, as “new” posts. So… Read More ›
The traffic to this blog on my downthetubes.net site wasn’t growing that quickly, but uploading revisions etc. was, I think, adding to my bandwith quite considerably. So I’ve switched the blog to Google’s own host. There will be some hiccups… Read More ›