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, 26 February 2012
Happy Birthday, 2000AD!
Last month, I mailed out to pretty much every British comic creator in my address book, asking them for their 2000AD memories, for a series of 'mini interviews' for the downthetubes blog to mark the weekly comic's 35th birthday this weekend.
I was blown away by the response. My thanks to everyone, be they 2000AD contributor or 2000AD fan, who took time out to pen a few words in reply, and send an image to boot, in some cases.
The whole series kicked off with Alan Grant at the beginning of February and includes pieces from Mike Perkins, Garth Ennis, Paul Cornell, John Higgins, US fans like Dan Goldman and many, many more.
I posted more than one interview a day on most days.
While the responses varied, it was Judge Dredd who proved the most popular character - perhaps no surprise, given his longevity - with artist Mick McMahon getting the most kudos, while Pat Mills and John Wagner vied for most mentions as most-mentioned writers.