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2000AD: The Ultimate Collection Part Work from Hachette road tested

2000AD: The Ultimate Collection - The Ballad of Halo Jones

Specialist part work publisher Hachette have launched a web site for a 2000AD part work collection – currently being road tested in parts of the UK to see if there is enough demand for a full rollout. Hachette already publish the Judge Dredd Mega Collection but 2000AD: The Ultimate Collection will offer collections of the other strips from the weekly ... Read More »

2000AD’s 40th Anniversary Special Gets Reprinted with two new covers after sell-out success in comic stores

2000AD’s 40th Anniversary Special - David Aja Cover Reprint SNIP

2000AD’s landmark 40th anniversary special edition is to go to a second printing after selling out in newsagents and comic shops across the UK after its release last week. Celebrating four decades of 2000 AD’s cutting edge and globally influenced comics, even the hugely increased print run for the 40th anniversary special has not satisfied demand, so a reprint edition is now ... Read More »

Aces Weekly artist Mal Earl to host Digital Art event in Cumbria

Art by Mal Earl

Top artist and Aces Weekly artist Mal Earl is making a special appearance in his home county of Cumbria later this week, to talk about digital art and his many projects, ad a guest of the Egremont-based Florence Art Group. Over the last five years Mal has written and illustrated almost 100 pages of comic strip story for David Lloyd’s online anthology ... Read More »

Shelly Bond To Launch Creator-Owned Imprint At IDW Publishing

Shelly Bond. Image courtesy IDW

US publisher IDW Publishing has announced the arrival of Shelly Bond to its editorial ranks and the launch of its creator-owned imprint, Black Crown. One of the most respected and admired editors among her peers, Bond previously served as VP-Executive Editor of DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. With over two decades of comic-industry experience to draw from, Bond’s considerable skills and keen eye ... Read More »

Freeway Fighter #1 signing at Forbidden Planet London in May, Jim Burns, “Fan Appreciation” variant covers revealed

Freeway Fighter #1 - Diamond Variant

Join an all-star Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks line-up at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore, launching Titan Comics’ Ian Livingstone’s Freeway Fighter: The Comic on Saturday 20th May 2017 from 1.00 – 2.00pm. At the special signing will be Gamesmaster Ian Livingstone, artist Jim Burns, editor Jonathan Green, and creators Andi Ewington, Simon Coleby and Orlando Arocena, bringing us the first leg ... Read More »

Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp gets home city exhibition in Derby

Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year. Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, ... Read More »

Watch: Kicking it Old School – Talking British Comics at 2000AD’s 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival

2000AD has posted a video of the panel called “Kicking it Old School” from last month’s 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival (our feature on the event is here). Chaired by myself, the panel featured John Higgins, Ian Kennedy and Jesus Redondo (with Guillermo Ortego tranlating) as we discussed the rich history of British comics. As I mentioned in our feature, ... Read More »

In Review: The Art of Reginald Heade

The Art of Reginald Heade

By Stephen James Walker Published by Telos Given the all-ages appeal of downthetubes, how best to review The Art of Reginald Heade? This artist’s impossible women with their hourglass figures and dresses so flimsy that they defy disbelief should be well-known to all fans of British illustration. Yet, while his illustrations are well-known, the man himself is much less well-known ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: Sink Your Teeth into Comic Book Slumber Party’s new title, Deep Space Canine

Dep Space Canine - Cover

Available to order now from Avery Hill Publishing is the British Comic Award nominated series, Deep Space Canine, produced in partnership with comics powerhouse Comic Book Slumber Party. Life in space can be tough – and when you’re balancing a hydro-herb habit, mysterious intruders and an impending reunion, things get even tougher. Luckily, Space Commander Greasy is not alone, and with the help ... Read More »

Awesome Comics Podcast Catch-Up! Listen to interviews with Jay Gunn, Susie Gander and more!

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 87

OK, I admit it – I’m well behind on the terrific Awesome Comics Podcast now. Again. So behind, key contributor and fellow DTT contributor Tony Esmond has threatened to get his cane out, and I’m not chancing that. So without further ado, what have the audio-tastic rascals been up to recently? Well, it turns out rather a lot. I particularly recommend the ... Read More »

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