Check out the main DTT site!

PLEASE NOTE: The main downthetubes.net now features all our news direct, as well as interviews and other features on British Comics. This blog is no longer being updated.

Latest News on downthetubes.net

Saturday, 31 March 2007

2000AD Britain - It's Really Happening

Gleneagles 2005 - Clown Army by SMSResponding to an appeal for comic images of Britain inspired in part by news of the establishment of a Ministry of Justice, straight from the pages of 2000AD, the ever brilliant SMS sent me this image, hot on the heels of Nick Miller's 'Judge John Reid' below.

"It was done under the influence of being at Gleneagles in '05 when the Chinook's landed in the cornfield to debouch the hordes of riot cops who swarmed down to attack the (Totally Amazing) 'Clown Army', and thinking 'Fuck me! This is sheer Judge Dredd!'," says SMS. "I felt that, compared to this, 'SF images' were empty, mundane and silly, so had to paint it."

Scary...

• More about the Clown Army (as well as their web site link, above), can be found on Wikipedia

Friday, 30 March 2007

Judge Reid by Nick Miller

Comics artist Nick Miller has quickly risen to my "Drawn Judge John Reid Challenge" and delivered this cracking version of the savage Scot from the new British Ministry of Justice!

Thanks, Nick!

Look out Britain - It's Judge Reid!

Move over Dredd, it's Judge Reid!

Look out Britain - It's Judge Reid
Anyone fancy whipping up a better version of this quick and crude montage in response to the impending creation of a Ministry of Justice by British Secretary John Reid?

I'm more than happy to post the results!

Here's som edirect links to John Reid pics

On Connexion2

On Cinetastic

Looking tough in The Economist

Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Monkeys discuss creationism

It's been fun doing the full run through of Monkey News this week. I particularly enjoyed this edition, where Russell the Monkey reads a story about Creationism...

Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Marshall Rogers dies

Just read via Newsarama that US artist Marshall Rogers has died. His work on Mister Miracle, Detectives Inc. and Doctor Strange remain personal favourites, but it was his Batman strips for Detective Comics which originally made him an artist whose career I followed avidly. Sad news.

There's a fan site dedicated to Rogers at: mrogers21.tripod.com/main

Monday, 26 March 2007

Monkey News continues

In addition to being in the middle of an alpha test for a new comics-to-mobile service for ROK, this week I'm uploading Monkey News samples to YouTube while the guy who usually does it enjoys a well-earned holiday away from monkeys of virtual and office kind. Enjoy...





One viewer commented recently that her Siames cat is fascinated by MNN. perhaps it's the spinning bananas.

Monkey News continues

In addition to being in the middle of an alpha test for a new comics-to-mobile service for ROK, this week I'm uploading Monkey News samples to YouTube while the guy who usually does it enjoys a well-earned holiday away from monkeys of virtual and office kind. Enjoy...



One viewer commented recently that her Siames cat is fascinated by MNN. perhaps it's the spinning bananas.

Contact downthetubes

• Got a British Comics News Story? E-mail downthetubes!

• Publishers: please contact for information on where to post review copies and other materials: editor@downthetubes.net

Click here to subscribe to our RSS NewsFeed

Powered by  FeedBurner


downthetubes British Comics Events Calendar

downthetubes Newsletter

Receive an email version of the downthetubes blog!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner