Good news for fans of the long-running media project Tripwire, a UK publication that’s long featured material on comics film and more – it’s back in print, as well as digital form.
Tripwire, which began in print, the brainchild of editor, writer and photographer Joel Meadows, has been published online since 2015. The title returned to print after a 10 year gap in January, with a crowdfunded Winter 2020/2021 Special, now available on the English and Welsh newsstand through distributor Post Scriptum.
“It was important that Tripwire was made available through the UK newsstand and we are very proud that we are back there,” says Joel.
Following hot on the heels of this physical release, Tripwire Digital will launch at the end of March, a brand new, digital only bi-monthly publication.
“Tripwire Digital will offer the same level of quality in terms of its content and its production values, albeit digital ones, as people have come to expect from our print and web iteration,” Joel says.
“Its first edition celebrates iconic comic character Captain America’s 80th anniversary, we take a look at the career of talented illustrator Alistair Little and preview Boom’s eagerly awaited Proctor Valley Road by acclaimed writer Grant Morrison.
“It will also feature an archive section, reprinting classic interviews with best-selling author Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials), fine artist Phil Hale and Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk,” he continues.
Tripwire is also planning a new print issue for publication in October 2021, featuring material on the Disney+ show The Mandalorian and Boba Fett, celebrating 60 years of Marvel’s Fantastic Four and more.
• Tripwire Digital will be available on Readly and on Issuu. Please visit the Tripwire website for details of where it is available in England and Wales
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.