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Saturday, 23 December 2006

Christmas Decorations

I've had a quite a few e-cards this year from a variety of creators, and since printing them out rather defeats one of the objects of an e-card -- to save paper -- I thought I'd post some of them here instead...



Classic SF-inspired festive wishes worthy of any of SF magazine cover, courtesy of sms



This jolly image courtesy of Beri in Slovenia


A cheery Christmas scene from 2000ADs brilliant Rufus Dayglo



Wacky alien good wishes from writer-artist Jon Charles



... and a more traditional but elegantly created greeting from startrek.com and Star Trek Magazine artist David Reddick, one of my favourites.

I've had a few more, but Blogger seems to be acting oddly, so they'll have to keep...


Friday, 22 December 2006

Really Heavy Greatcoat: News Blues


Nick Miller has kindly delivered a greatcoat for the end of the year, in the absence of any new scripts from me: it's inspired by a Bob Dylan song some of you may be familiar with. Enjoy!

Thursday, 21 December 2006

Happy Christmas, All!



... and what could be more appropriate to illustrate this festive season than this festive LP image, as a small tribute to the genius of Hanna Barbera? Check out this wonderful blog recommended by the First Tiger of Comics, Richard Starkings, for more Christmas magic.

Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Monday, 18 December 2006

Comixpedia

In amongst posts about Comics International being sold - expect a press release very soon -- I've also just been in touch with Sean Michael Wilson over at Boychild Productions and via his fab comics site, discovered Comixpedia, which includes a magazine about online comics and describes itself as "a community-edited site devoted to complete coverage of all things webcomic-related." Another site with a growing directory of web comics to sift through...

I've been busy where I can adding a few new features to the downthetubes main site over the weekend, including a couple of reviews by Jeremy Briggs on the 2007 Commando calendars and Alison Bechdel's controversial Fun Home graphic novel by Robyn Talbot.

The recent addition of Mike Gent's feature on Roy of the Rovers has also drawn some good traffic. If anyone fancies writing similar pieces for the site on other characters, please get in touch

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