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Ron Smith in Book and Magazine Collector

Book And Magazine Collector issue 298

The long running series of articles on Great British Comics Artists by David Ashford and Norman Wright in Book and Magazine Collector has reached part 28. This time the subject is Ron Smith and it is the first time that the series has covered a living artist. Book And Magazine Collector issue 298 has an 18 page article and price ... Read More »

Pubishing News Closes, Victim of Web Competition

British book trade weekly Publishing News, which has occasionally covered graphic novels and related illustrated books in its pages, is to cease publication. The issue of Friday July 25th will be the last. In a statement on the magazine’s website the publishers stated the publication, founded in 1979, has been hit by the same problems that have affected all magazines ... Read More »

Eagle Times Volume 21 Number 2 – Summer 2008

Eagle Times Volume 21 Issue 2 - Summer 2008

The latest issue of the Eagle Society‘s magazine Eagle Times (Volume 21 Number 2, Summer 2008) is now available by mail order. The magazine includes features on the artists who worked on the “Riders of the Range” strip, a look at the second ‘dummy’ issue of Eagle – used to help sell the title before it launched – a tribute ... Read More »

Art Reviw – 30 stars of tomorrow

Glossy art magazine the Art Review showcases 30 stars of Tomorrow in its March 2008 edition and, although he’s not featured on the actual list it self, 2000AD artist Ian Gibson makes a play for some of Charles Saatchi’s spare cash by illustrating the cover of the magazine. • Keep up to date on all things Art Review related here… Read More »

Keep Me In Caramacs!

Sparked by a quick debate on a Yahoo comics group comes news that the British small press might be failing in its legal obligations by not sending copies of their magazines – however short the print run – to the British Library. Publishers and distributors in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland have a legal obligation to send ... Read More »

Book and Magazine Collector 292

The latest issue of Book and Magazine Collector, number 292 dated March 2008, has two comics related articles by the writing duo of David Ashford and Norman Wright. In the latest of the Great British Comic Artists series they cover Mike Hubbard, best known for taking over the Daily Mirror’s Jane strip from Norman Pett, but who also worked on ... Read More »

New Squaxx on the Block

Over on Comics Village, Shane Chebsey has an interview with the new editors of 2000AD fanzine editor Zarjaz, Dave Evans and Richmond Clements of Futurequake Publishing. The pair take over after a successful run as editor from Colin J Dinnie of Underfire Comics (also interviewed), who is moving on in an effort to devote more time to his writing, as ... Read More »

Exclusive: Stand By For Action!

Comics International is to continue its unique coverage of classic TV SF in British comics with six linked features devoted to the shows of Gerry Anderson. Written by Shaqui Le Vesconte, a leading expert on Anderson in comics (he’s webmaster for Gerry Anderson: The Complete Comics History), this mammoth and exhaustive series is to showcase artwork by some of the ... Read More »

Andersonic #5 On Sale via ebay

A quick plug for Andersonic Issue 5, now available via ebay as well as by post, a fanzine dedicated to all things Gerry Anderson that is garnering much praise from fans of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet et al. This issue comprises 40 A5 pages with colour covers and includes articles on the UFO comic strips, The Females of Century 21, The ... Read More »

Eagle Times Volume 20 Number 3 Released

Eagle Times Volume 20 Number 3 - Cover

The latest issue of the Eagle Society’s magazine Eagle Times (Volume 20 Number 3) is now available by mail order. Contents Frank Hampson’s pre- and post-Dan Dare Art (part 2) Some thoughts on Dan Dare’s ‘Operation Saturn’ Jack o’Lantern in Wiltshire, an exploration of setting (part 2) EAGLE Autographs (part 1) Hulton’s Book Flyers PC49 – Cases from Radio Times If ... Read More »

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