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There's a Laydeez Do Comics event in Leeds next month (see:http://downthetubes.net/?p=15022) that looks great.

Also great is the work of one of the…

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Added by John Freeman on April 27, 2014 at 14:49 — No Comments

The Strange History of Spring-Heeled Jack

I have recently begun posting a series called The Strange History of Spring-Heeled Jack on my Yesterday's Papers blog. Not comics but the late American comic historian Bill Blackbeard, referring to the SHJ penny dreadfuls, once called him the first superhero.

http://john-adcock.blogspot.ca/2014/03/the-strange-history-of-spring-heeled.html

Added by John Adcock on March 24, 2014 at 16:17 — No Comments

Kaci- Bell – The Interview

Steve Morris (from comics blog, The Beat) recently interviewed me regarding my strip The Kaci Bell Mysteries.

 The Full Interview can be seen here - http://comicsbeat.com/dave-windett-investigates-the-kaci-bell-mysteries-interview/…

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Added by Dave Windett on February 8, 2014 at 8:33 — No Comments

Temple APA Issue Fifteen



"T'was the night before Christmas, and all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring, but there was a freaky looking snowman type thing hanging around outside..."…





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Added by Malcolm Kirk (M.I.K.) on December 24, 2013 at 22:05 — No Comments

Looking back on 2013: A Good Year for British Comics?

Here at downthetubes.net we think it's been a great year that's included the 100th issue of The Phoenix and has been named one of the…

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Added by John Freeman on December 18, 2013 at 11:33 — No Comments

Back From The Depths Presents : HALLOWSCREAM! 2013



 

The fifth annual Hallowscream! Hallowe'en Special is here! Available to download as a totally free pdf file, this year's comic features 96 pages of shocks and scares to chill your blood over the Samhain season! We've also…

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Added by Malcolm Kirk (M.I.K.) on October 31, 2013 at 1:21 — No Comments

Enter our Dan Dare "Reboot" Competition

How would Dan Dare’s universe look if the series was re-launched today?

Although it was published in late 1962 the first Dan Dare Space Annual, right, is dated 1963, and we felt it was an opportune event to mark a high point in the original outings of Britain’s best-loved…

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Added by John Freeman on October 11, 2013 at 6:07 — 1 Comment

Twelfth Doctor Art Challenge Winner

When you have a competition that attracted art from the likes of long etablished Doctor Who artists such as Dan McDaid, Kev Hopgood and Lee Sullivan as well as…

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Added by John Freeman on September 10, 2013 at 9:52 — No Comments

Bulldog is Back

30 years after creating the iconic small press character, Jason Cobley is bringing Bulldog back to print in PARAGON comic!



I have to admit to being extremely excited by this. Jason published BAM! (Bulldog Adventure Magazine) and it was this that got me interested in the idea of publishing my own comic, so to have his character added to the contents of PARAGON is huge for me. If you haven't read these stories, you should, and they can be downloaded from lulu.com…

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Added by Dave Candlish on September 7, 2013 at 7:34 — No Comments

downthetubes Newsletter - 4th September 2013

I've changed the way the newsletter is delivered to forum members and fans of the DTT web site, so if you want to continue to receive the newsletter, sign up here

In the meantime, here's the mailing I sent out today using…

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Added by John Freeman on September 4, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments

downthetubes News Round Up - Twelfth Doctor Challenge, Hammer horror homage and more

Good morning, downthetubers! Here's a round up of Forum happenings...

DOCTOR WHO ART COMPETITION - LATEST ENTRIES POSTED

We recently launched a new Art Challenge to draw Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who's Twelfth Doctor - and the response has been great. Iron Man artist Kev Hopgood is one of the latest to join in the fun, but we've also had art by Rob Davis (Don Quixote), John Peter…

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Added by John Freeman on August 12, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Twelfth Doctor Challenge!

With the confirmation that Peter Capaldi is to be Doctor Who's Twelfth Doctor, we're sure some of you will be racing to draw him.

Artist David Roach – one of the regular creators involved in Doctor Who Magazine's comic strip along with Mike Collins - tells us the Twelfth Doctor is unlikely to start appearing in the magazine until Autumn 2014 (although that might change) – but we don't want to wait until then!



So - get your thinking caps on…

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Added by John Freeman on August 5, 2013 at 8:36 — No Comments

Lakes International Comic Art Festival - 3 Months To Go!

Today marks three months until the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, which both myself and fellow DTT contributor Jeremy Briggs will be attending, and the organisers have just announced a new competition in partnership with Whitbread (also responsible for the Costa Biography Prize won in 2013 by our founder patrons Bryan and Mary Talbot)

The Festival has 70 guests including a first UK appearance by Ed Brubaker. Joe Sacco, Steve Bell, David Lloyd, Bryan and Mary…

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Added by John Freeman on July 18, 2013 at 11:19 — No Comments

Temple APA Issue Fourteen









Temple APA Issue Fourteen is now available to download as a totally free pdf file, containing contributions from the likes of Dave Hailwood,… Continue

Added by Malcolm Kirk (M.I.K.) on July 17, 2013 at 2:09 — No Comments

Multitasking Humanoids representative sought for the UK

Here’s a job opportunity I’m more than happy to share with downthtubes folk – and please pass this message on if you think you know someone who fits the bill..

 

The legendary graphic novel publishing house Humanoids / Les Humanoïdes Associés is seeking a multitasking freelancer to be its liaison person in the UK. This is a full‐time telecommuting position for someone with an existing strong knowledge of and interest in the…

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Added by John Freeman on July 16, 2013 at 11:36 — No Comments

downthetubes: Revamped and Renewed!

Good Monday Morning, downthetubers!

I'm pleased to report that our ongoing changeover to an all-new design for downthetubes.net is proceeding fairly well. The aim is to now make this the first 'point of entry' for downthetubes and wind down our 'Blogger' blog as soon as possible.



Our original site is also back up, lurking in the background for those of you who missed it at:…

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Added by John Freeman on June 10, 2013 at 9:13 — 1 Comment

downthetubes Main Site: Back Up and Running

I'm pleased to report that downthetubes.net is back up and running and will now be the main point of focus for delivering British comic news and views, alongside this forum.

There's been a major design change, which is very much a work in progress.

The old DTT site is also nestling in the background …

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Added by John Freeman on June 5, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

downthetubes Main Site: Status

Owing to rising costs - in part, it appears, due to a dramatic rise in "hot linking" to images, which results in excess bandwidth charges of £50 per month, despite taking steps to prevent it - we have been forced to temporarily close down our main site, www.downthetubes.net.



downthetubes normally costs some £500 a year to operate - in part to…

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Added by John Freeman on May 29, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

downthetubes News, Creating Comics blog launched

As regular readers know the main downthetubes web site is currently down due to excessive data charges. I'm in the process of securing a new ISP and we've had a very kind offer from a UK publisher to host the…

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Added by John Freeman on May 17, 2013 at 8:45 — No Comments

downthetubes Main Site: Temporary Closure

Owing to rising costs - in part, it appears, due to a dramatic rise in "hot linking" to images, which results in excess bandwidth charges of £50 per month, despite taking steps to prevent it - we have been forced to temporarily close down our main site, www.downthetubes.net.



downthetubes normally costs some £500 a year to operate - in part to pay for hosting of the main site, but also the monthly cost of running this forum.



The…

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Added by John Freeman on May 13, 2013 at 8:31 — No Comments

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