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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 »

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 »

Applied Comics seeks comic writers and artists for new 

The Fisk Jubilee Singers (seen here at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893) performed at Newcastle's Tyne Concert Hall, as did many other black entertainers.

Lydia Wysocki over at Applied Comics Etc has dropped us a line appealing for comic creators to work on a great new project with a Civil Rights theme. “We’re making a comic to give children age 8-14 some context about the civil rights history of Tyneside,” she tells us. “We need six comics artist-writers. “It’s paid work with realistic deadlines, ... Read More »

Andy Capp exhibition celebrates his creator and 60 years of the Daily Mirror cartoon star

Andy Capp copyright Daily Mirror

The Daily Mirror’s Andy Capp celebrates 60 years of publication this year – and the occasion is being marked in the town his creator Reg Smythe lived and worked  with a special exhibition at the Museum of Hartlepool. ‘60 years of Andy Capp’ , which opens 3rd June 2017, will tell the story of Smythe, who was born in Hartlepool ... Read More »

Looking Back: Exploring The World of Tomorrow in DC Thomson’s “Big Five” boys comics

"Crimson Comet" - Wizard, 1946

Notoriously secretive DC Thomson still publish Beano and Commando, but their past comics included The Dandy and weekly anthology titles aimed at boys such as Hotspur and Adventure.  These specialised in sports, school and war stories, but also, occasionally, there was SF too… “SUPERSPEED EXCITEMENT WITH THE MEN OF THE PLANET PATROL…!” The dramatic cover illustration of Adventure, cover dated ... Read More »

100% Biodegradable Issue 16 is out now on ComiXology​

100% Biodegradable Issue 16 - Cover

Issue 16 of the digital anthology 100% Biodegradable, which I’m delighted to be involved with, is out now on ComiXology​. Recently awarded 8.3 out of 10 on FanboyNation​, and described as “some of the best science fiction storytelling outside of 2000AD” on Pop Culture Bandit​, the latest issue, edited by Dave Hailwood, features a whole wealth of sci-fi and fantasy ... Read More »

In Review: “Something City” by Ellice Weaver

By Ellice Weaver Published by Avery Hill Out: Now The Book: Something City is an exploration of modern day living through representations of the lives of different groups of people in an imagined place. Segregated communities of young people, elders, fanatics, techies and the religious live side by side, interweaving and cohabiting in a city they build around themselves. Beautifully ... Read More »

Red Rising: Sons of Ares out now from Dynamite Entertainment

Red Rising: Sons of Ares 1 - Cover A by Toby Cypress

On sale now from Dynamite Entertainment is a great-looking title penned by British author Rik Hoskin alongside the author of the books the series is based on, Pierce Brown – Red Rising: Sons of Ares. With art by Eli Powell (Yakuza Demon Killers, The 13th Artifact) the in-continuity series is inspired by the best-selling YA series Red Rising and offers a story of love and ... Read More »

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