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First details of “Comic Book Hero: Working with Britain’s Picture Strip Legends” released

Comic Book Hero: Working with Britain's Picture Strip Legends

The first details of former Tiger and Roy of the Rovers editor Barrie Tomlinson‘s next book on British comics, Comic Book Hero: Working with Britain’s Picture Strip Legends, have been released. The book, published byPitch Publishing Ltd, goes on sale in September and looks to be a great follow up to his other recent work, Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff. In ... Read More »

Beano cartoonist Marc Jackson joins Lancaster Comics Day line-up

Marc Jackson - Lancaster Comics Day Comic-Club

Aces Weekly and Beano cartoonist Marc Jackson is coming to Lancaster Comics Day on Sunday 11th June, to run one of his special Cartoon Club events, alongside the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Other guests at Lancaster Comics Day include Road to Perdition and Doctor Who artist Richard Piers Rayner, Tiger and Roy of the Rovers editor and writer Barrie ... Read More »

2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival Programme Revealed, some of the British Comics events highlighted

Art by Sergio Aragonés

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has just revealed its programme for its Festival Weekend in October 2017, celebrating comic art from across the world, and I’ve picked out just some of the highlights for fans of British comics. The Festival Weekend features over 70 international guests, including Sergio Aragonés, Stan Sakai, Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard, Hannah Berry, Melinda Gebbie, Jason Latour, Brendan McCarthy and many ... Read More »

In Memoriam: 2000AD Comic Artist Edmund Bagwell (Edmund Perryman)

Judge Dredd by Edmund Bagwell

I’m sorry to report the passing of artist Edmund Bagwell, aka Edmund Perryman, who I first met as one of the team working in the Marvel UK basement back in the 1990s, bringing his unique style to the Black Axe series as well as Motormouth and Killpower. Also known for his animation and computer graphics work Edmund, who lived in Seoul, ... Read More »

Comics project for Syrian refugees picks up pace, seeks further backing and creators

Haawiyat Cover - SNIP

Here’s a smashing comics project from the Comics for Youth Refugees Incorporated Collective, a US-based non-profit organisation that produces and delivers free comic books for refugee children, based on the folklore from their own homes. Working in conjunction with mental health professionals and on-site experts, the tales are adapted for their potential healing content. Their latest project is a Syrian all-ages ... Read More »

British Cartoonists work on show in Greek Cartoonists Association “Sweet Europe” exhibition

Sun cartoonist Steve Bright's work was turned in to a cut out for the "Sweet Europe" exhibition.

A number of British cartoonists’ work features in a “Sweet Europe“, on this week in the Syntagma Metro Exhibition Center in Athens, the second cartoon exhibition of its kind organised by the Greek Cartoonists Association. “Sweet Europe” features 150 cartoons by 29 Greek and 28 British cartoonists, selected in partnership with Procartoonists Pco, the work selected from some of Europe’s the ... Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming – Picture Preview

Tom Holland as Spider-Man

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, as seen in Civil War, Spider-Man Homecoming – in cinemas from 7th July 2017 sees young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) return home to live with his Aunt May. Here’s some pictures from the upcoming film… Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He ... Read More »

Simon’s Cat set to storm US Licensing Expo (and his creator!)

Simon's Cat

Attendees at this month’s Licensing Expo in Las Vegas can look forward to a live drawing demonstration and meet and greet with award-winning illustrator, animator and director Simon Tofield, creator of Simon’s Cat. Endemol Shine, who acquired a controlling stake in animation company back in 2015, has announced a series of events to be held at the Expo to celebrate the ... Read More »

Creating Comics: Aces Weekly and Beano artist Marc Jackson latest Comic Art Festival Podcast guest

The latest Comic Art Festival Podcast (Episode Four) is live and features an interview with Marc Jackson, who has written and drawn for Aces Weekly and Beano and is currently working on Here Comes Cat Stevens which will be officially launched at the 2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October. Marc, who will also be at Lancaster Comics Day on Sunday 11th ... Read More »

Judge Dredd Mega-City One TV Show – Countdown Comes with Recommended Reading!

Judge Dredd - Mega-City One Poster - SNIP

With Rebellion’s just-announced Judge Dredd Mega-City One TV series two years away, 2000AD have some recommended reading for you, while you’re waiting for the series to debut, which may just hint at the direction of the show. Last week, Rebellion announced they had partnered with studio IM Global, producers of a range of shows that include I, Rebel (for Amazon) and King ... Read More »

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