downthetubes is undergoing some main site refurbishment...
Saturday, 7th October 2017
The downthetubes news blog was assimilated into our main site back in 2013, but we're glad you're here, because that's currently undergoing some under the bonnet refurb! So we've brought this blog back from the dead to tide us over.
We expect to be back up and running next week, just before the 2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival - see you there?
Hop over to www.downthetubes.net for other British comics news, comic creating guides, interviews and much more!
The much respected comic artist, passed away aged 84 on 23rd June. His work at Marvel, reprinted in many UK comics down the years, included Silver Surfer, Iron Man, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Daredevil and Tomb of Dracula and many more. As Forbidden Planet International note in their tribute, his long and distinguished career in comics continued until recent illness forced his retirement.
In lieu of flowers and such, if you would like to contribute to this scholarship in Gene’s memory, please make your check payable to “Joe Kubert School” and mail it to the attention:
Gene Colan Scholarship
c/o Clifford Meth
179-9 Rt. 46 West
All checks will be delivered to Mike Chen, the school’s coordinator.
If you live outside the US Cliff advises contacting the Kubert School direct regarding making donations by credit card, paypal or other means: www.kubertschool.edu