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?
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Sunday, 19 February 2012
Happy Birthday, 2000AD! From artist and fan Mo Ali
Collaborating on a couple of comicbook projects, one with artist Andy Bloor and another with Brad Tuttle. More updates as and when on my blog!
First memory of 2000AD?
Hard to say, I think I picked up a copy in a charityshop as a kid in the very early 1980's and was instantly sucked into Mega City and Nu-Earth and all those other fabulous places with bat-crazy characters and stories.
Favourite Character or Story?
In terms of characters there's so many to choose from, it's probably the classic trio of Judge Dredd, Johnny Alpha and Rogue Trooper - though Chopper has a haunting quality about him also.
Story-wise recently I've enjoyed Angel Zero by Kek-w and John Burns.
What do you like most about the 2000AD?
It's British SF that's consistently good quality and entertaining.
What would you most like to see in 2000AD as it heads to its Forties?
Doing what it continues to do, but also taking risks like when it first started, new writers and artists to keep it fresh.