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Jeff Anderson Heads for the Riddler’s Fayre

Riddler's Fayre

British comics artist Jeff Anderson, whose work on the critically acclaimed Lion Graphic Bible earned him and writer Mike Maddox a prestigious Angouleme award in 2000, is busy at work on a new project — a five-part graphic novel from Highland Books. Written by Steve Carroll and coloured by seasoned comic artist Richard Thomas, the first book of the Riddler’s Fayre series — The First ... Read More »

Striker Goes Down

Striker Issue 1 - Cover

(Updated 10/5/05):The UK’s weekly football comic Striker is to fold this week, on its 87th issue. Publisher Pete Nash broke the news in last week’s issue and in a letter to the title’s shareholders — many of them readers who invested in Striker3d last July in a bid to keep the publication afloat. The cancellation also means Striker 3d’s War ... Read More »

Comics and Crumpets Column Three: British Comics characters revived – by DC

This feature first appeared on the now defunct Comic World News on 31st January 2005. BRITISH COMICS CHARACTERS REVIVED – BY DC This issue, I’ve got more information on two projects reviving some classic British comics — and am pleased to be able to settle and age old argument among fans that has been raging for years about which company ... Read More »

Barmy Comics from Barrow

The Immeasurable Adventures of Gorky Park by Dave Hughes

Comics creator Dave Hughes, who lives in Barrow, has just sent me a hilarious collection of his comic strip tales titled The Immeasurable adventures of Gorky Park. Dave’s strange, spikey cartoon work, akin to Rugrats on acid, tells the bizarre story of a Russian chess genius forced to flee to the UK after farting during a tournament. The comic is ... Read More »

Convention Report: Raptus, Norway, 2003

John Cooper's portrait of Johnny Red, drawn for the 2003 Raptus Festival program.

Here’s a quick report on my trip to Raptus 2003 in Bergen, Norway. This feature is an overview of the Norwegian comics scene itself rather than a report on the Festival itself which was great fun and included UK comics artists sushc as Mike Collins, Lew Stringer, Dave Windett, John Armstrong, John Cooper and Barrie Mitchell as guests. Pat Mills ... Read More »

Pantheon Books to publish “Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross”

Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross

Pantheon Books, a division of the Knopf Publishing group, is proud to announce plans to publish a coffee table book showcasing Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Justice League, and other DC Comics icons as envisioned by Alex Ross, who at 32 is one of the world’s preeminent and most influential comic-book painters. Written, designed, and art-directed by Chip Kidd, Mythology: ... Read More »

Conan the Barbarian cones to Dark Horse

Dark Horse Comics have today announced a new publishing program featuring the legendary adventures of Conan the Barbarian. The monthly ongoing series — which will launch in mid-2003 — will include all new stories based on the classic Robert E. Howard character and also incorporate adaptations of his original Conan tales. “I am very honored and excited to bring this ... Read More »

Walt Simonson signs Exclusive with DC

Walt Simonson, one of comics’ most acclaimed and accomplished writer/artists, has signed a one-year exclusive with DC Comics. “For the past four or five years I’ve worked primarily for DC,” says Simonson. “Partly, it’s because I enjoy the company of the people I work with there, editors like Joey Cavalieri, writers like Michael Moorcock, and artists like John Paul Leon. ... Read More »

Smallville Sets US Ratings Records

ICV2.com reports (29/10/02) that Warner Bros. has announced that Smallville is setting new ratings records in its target demographic groups. Two weeks ago, the show delivered 8.9 million viewers and the highest ratings ever for The WB in adults 18-34. It also set all-time series and time period records with women 18-34, adults 18-49, and teens. Last Tuesday, Smallville beat the World ... Read More »

Borderline Issue 16

The first pay issue of online comics Borderline Magazine has just been published. The magazine includes interviews with Marvels’ editor-in-chief Joe Quesada and Oni’s boss Jamie Rich, plus much more. Since August 2001 Borderline has been bringing comics fansa professionally produced magazine about comics every month. Now it’s time to expand and improve in a big way, and the team ... Read More »

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