Comics Artist artist John Marshall

Creating Comics: An Interview with Real Ghostbusters artist John Marshall

Joe O’Brien recently tracked down elusive The Real Ghostbusters artist John Marshall (John Williams), who now lives in Surrey, and interviewed him for his brilliant The Art of The Real Ghostbusters web site. With Joe’s permission, we’re re-posting the feature here, re-visiting the creation of one of Marvel UK’s best-selling titles back in the 1980sContinue reading Creating Comics: An Interview with Real Ghostbusters artist John Marshall

Eagle Times v.31 no.3 (Autumn 2018) SNIP

New “Eagle Times” continues to expand coverage of British comics

The latest issue of Eagle Times, the magazine of the Eagle Society (Volume 31 No.3 – Autumn 2018), is out now and includes a number of great features, including one by downthetubes contributor Jeremy Briggs on Eagle‘s extended family –¬†Girl, Swift and Robin and their 1980s successors. Fellow downthetubes writer Steve Winders has also pennedContinue reading New “Eagle Times” continues to expand coverage of British comics

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

Vworp - Day of the First Doctor

Vworp announces Day of the First Doctor event in Manchester

Vworp – an independent celebration of Doctor Who – is hosting Day of the First Doctor on Sunday 25th November 2018, at The Bread Shed in Manchester An entire day focused on the William Hartnell era of the show, expect a day of special guests, panels, screenings, art and fun that you have come toContinue reading Vworp announces Day of the First Doctor event in Manchester

Commando 363 - Jungle Phantom - art by Cam Kennedy

50 years on, artist Cam Kennedy is reunited with his first ever Commando – and it isn’t the issue everyone thought

There was a surprise in store for comic artist Cam Kennedy at this weekend’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, when downthetubes contributor¬†Colin Noble reunited him with a comic he drew 50 years ago that set him out on his career at DC Thomson. At the end of an early morning “Live Draw” yesterday, with CamContinue reading 50 years on, artist Cam Kennedy is reunited with his first ever Commando – and it isn’t the issue everyone thought