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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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Saturday, 4 February 2012
Happy Birthday, 2000AD! From writer and fan Simon Guerrier
My older brother read it before I did. My earliest memory is the covers from the Dredd strip City of the Damned, which were really haunting. I started buying it from 626 - hooked by Simon Bisley's take on Slaine and the amazing one-off Dredd strip, 'In the Bath'.
Favourite Character or Story?
So much to choose from, but I love DR and Quinch. "DR and Quinch go to Hollywood" is spectacular.
What do you like most about the 2000AD?
The variety. And that, at it's best, the stories were smart.
What would you most like to see in 2000AD as it heads to its Forties?
If you worked on 2000AD, do you have an anecdote you'd like to share about your experience of Tharg and his minions?
Sadly, I've not worked for 2000AD. I have a pile of nice rejection letters, though.