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In Praise Of: Comic Artist Jack “King” Kirby

Jack Kirby in 1992. Photo by Susan Skaar is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.<p><b>Had he lived, Jack “King”</b> …

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Jessica Martin’s Life Drawing – A Life Under Lights

Having created two comic biographical vignettes on the lives of actresses Clara Bow and Vivian Leigh, plus a full length graphic novel detailing the …

In Memoriam and Celebration: Comic Artist Bernie Wrightson

Bernie Wrightson at Calgary Comic Con 2012. Photo: Sergei (Creative Commons)<p>We’re sorry to report the passing of US comic artist <b>Bernard Albert</b> …

“Marionette Unit” Script Book Released

Regular downthetubes readers will recall <b>The Marionette Unit</b>, a creepy, scratch the back of your eyeballs work of gothic steampunk-driven horror we …

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Timothy Tester (1972)

I was never too enamoured by most of the strips in <b>Whizzer and Chips</b> but there were some that really stood out as something different to the formula. …

In Review: Football Earth – The Wild Side by Steve English

<b>By Steve English</b> <b><br>Hardcover: 160 pages</b> <b><br>Publisher: Summersdale</b> <b><br>Out: Now</b><p><b>The Book</b>: In 2009 scientists discovered dolphins playing football with jellyfish …

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Generation Gaming

With gaming overtaking film as the largest entertainment industry in the world, there has never been a better time to embrace the cross-generational …

Watch Beano artist, Nigel Parkinson, show you how to draw Dennis!

1. Always start with the nose<p>It's right in the middle of the face!<p>2. Use different pens for different things<p>For example, a big thick pen to do …

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In Praise Of: Commando artists Ian Kennedy and Carlos Pino

Cover by Ian Kennedy<p><b>An Appreciation by former Commando editor Calum Laird</b><p>There’s nothing like an anniversary – say, <b>Commando’s</b> 5000th issue, for …

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“Foyles x ELCAF” launched to create new Creative Spaces for Art and Comics across the UK

<b>ELCAF 2017</b> has announced a brand new partnership with <b>Foyles</b> to support, celebrate and create new spaces for creativity across the UK.<p><b>Foyles x ELCAF</b> …

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Art of John Higgins book released to coincide with major exhibition in Liverpool of his work

A new book containing some of the best work of Liverpool-born comic artist <b>John Higgins</b> will be launched at the opening of his forthcoming exhibition …

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Rodolphe Töpffer’s classic guide to the medium, “How to Create Graphic Novels”, re-published by Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The <b>Lakes International Comic Art Festival</b> has announced the publication of a special edition of <i>How to Create Graphic Novels</i> by <b>Rodolphe Töpffer</b>.<p>First …

Graphic Novels

Joe Sacco returns to London for inaugural “Queen Mary Conversation in Law and the Humanities”

Part of Joe Sacco’s World War One PanoramaRenowned comics journalist and graphic novelist <b>Joe Sacco</b> is back in the UK later this month, to present the …

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Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 88: Arthurian Legend in the Indies! (with artist Nick Brokenshire)

Nick Brokenshire<p>Episode 88 of the Awesome Comics Podcast hosted by Dan Butcher, Vince Hunt and Tony Esmond is now available! Featuring artist <b>Nick</b> …

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