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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.
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Thursday, 11 April 2013
Unabashed Self (and Smuzz) Promotion: Crucible debuts at last
Here are two pages of the the first episode of Crucible, which
features in the relaunched STRIP Magazine #1, out this week. The strip is written by me, with art by
Smuzz, colour by Kris Carter, lettered by the wonderful Jim Campbell.
As some long-suffering readers of this blog know, the story is based on a concept I’ve had in my head for years but I
never wanted it to be sold to a company and Smuzz was the artist most connected with it down the years. (We almost got it picked up by
Marvel’s Epic brand, thanks to Dan Chichester, just to give you an idea
of how long this one has been in the works! Grateful thanks to everyone who has supported this project along the way, especially Smuzz.
This is one of the mag’s creator owned strips, which also included Phil Hester and John McCrea’s Warpaint on that front.
The print version of the Magazine should be on sale from today (Thursday) in selected WH Smiths
although getting a straight answer out of them as to the exact release date has been a struggle,
causing a bit of disappointment for the title's (currently) small but fervent fan base: it will certainly will be be on sale, I’m told,
in the London area today with full roll out tomorrow.