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 for other British comics news, comic creating guides, interviews and much more!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 Main Site Closed, for now

Owing to rising costs - in part, it appears, due to a dramatic rise in "hot linking" to images on the site, which results in excess bandwidth charges of £50 per month - we have been forced to temporarily close down the main web site.

downthetubes normally costs some £500 a year to operate - in part to pay for hosting of the main site.  The site is run by volunteers. I cannot currently justify that cost in the current economic climate.

Our news blog is still active and will continue here at:

We are very grateful to our 2012-2013 sponsor Panel Nine for their support,
without whom we would not have been able to continue publishing the site for the last 12 months.

John Freeman, WebMaster
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