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Atomic Comic Interviews Top British Comics Artist Tom Paterson

Atomic Comic Issue 3

After many ups, downs and false starts The Atomic Comic – a smashing-looking ‘zine edited by New Zealand-based British humour comics aficionado George Shiers –  is back, and includes a first-ever interview with Scottish comics artist Tom Paterson. Tom’s talent as a cartoonist was discovered at the age of 16 by original Dandy editor Albert Barnes, who was impressed with the cartoon samples ... Read More »

DC Thomson launches Twirlywoos magazine

Twirlywoos banner

DC Thomson, publishers of The Beano and Thunderbirds Are Go, has just launched Twirlywoos magazine, the magazine behind the hit CBeebies show that follows Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick seeking adventure wherever they go. Twirlywoos magazine is a 28-page title specially created for kids aged two to four, based on the key values of the Twirlywoos show – silly, fun and ... Read More »

Garage art and fashion magazine goes Marvel with supermodels as superheroes covers

A montage of the Garage 10 covers featuring models Cuba Tornado Scott as Thor, Candice Swanepole as Spider-Gwen, Lexi Bowling as Captain Marvel, Adriana Lima as She-Hulk and Karlie Kloss as Black Widow.

Garage – a biannual print publication that brings to life the most original and ambitious collaborative projects across contemporary art and fashion – has teamed with Marvel to create five special edition covers for its tenth issue, celebrating the brand’s powerful women. Garage Issue 10 focuses on the inclusiveness and democracy within the contemporary art world and its covers, available from ... Read More »

Did MAD Magazine’s cover boy Alfred E. Neuman hail from… Iowa?

MAD Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman by Norman Mingo

Alfred E. Neuman is the fictitious mascot and cover boy of the American humour magazine MAD, a face that had drifted through US pictography for decades before being claimed by the title’s editor Harvey Kurtzman, and later named by the magazine’s second editor Al Feldstein – but a chance discovery by author Van Reid in archive pages of the Daily ... Read More »

Dinosaur Action set to celebrate 100th issue with Top Dino Facts, Dino Blaster and More

Dinosaur Action Issue 100 - Cover SNIP

British publisher Signature Publishing’s Dinosaur Action magazine celebrates its milestone 100th issue next month. Launched in 2007 as Dino-Mite, the title became Dinosaur Action in 2013. It was Signature Publishing’s first children’s magazine and has since gone on to sell over 1.2 million copies at retail and is available in over 8,000 stores across the UK, from the largest grocery supermarkets to the ... Read More »

Space:1999 FX director Brian Johnson interviewed in latest Andersonic

Andersonic Issue 20

The latest issue of the top Gerry Anderson-inspired fanzine Andersonic is on sale now and headlines a new interview with Brian Johnson, Space:1999‘s visual effects director, designer of the iconic Eagle transporter now getting plenty of attention from modellers thanks to Round 2 Models, who have just released a 1:48 scale model, complementing their other releases. Brian also talks about his work ... Read More »

Latest issue of Illustrators spotlights Brooke Boynton Hughes, Septimus Scott and more

Illustrators Issue 13

The latest issue of Illustrators, the sumptuous art quarterly presenting the world’s finest illustrators, will ship from publishers Book Palace Books at the end of January. Artists featured in issue 13 include: Mitch O’Connell – the “world’s best artist” bares his soul Septimus Scott – the swashbuckling septugenarian Jeff Miracola – the busy artist whose life and work are inspirational ... Read More »

Missing in Action: Marvel UK’s “Just William” Project

Just William character designs by Maureen and Gordon Gray

A comics company lives or dies by its catalogue, and back in the 1980s and 1990s Marvel UK, like others, was always considering new ideas from editors. Some fell at outline stage, such as my proposed roleplaying game magazine (suggested following the release of a licensed Heroquest one shot). Others, including several developed by Tim Quinn, got a little further down ... Read More »

The British Comics Industry: Still Alive and Kicking, Despite Troll Claims to the Contrary

Comics On Sale in Malta Airport on 8th December 2015. Photo: John Freeman

Phil Boyce runs the Oink! blog, dedicated to the original, cheeky, innovative comic that once featured the best of British talent, as well as extra posts on every aspect of the world’s greatest comic, creator info, behind-the-scenes shenanigans and more. He recently posted this article on the British comics industry and some of those deriding its current state and has kindly given us ... Read More »

DC Thomson Bags Rights to “Twirlywoos”

Twirlywoos

DC Thomson has signed a deal with DHX Brands to publish a Twirlywoos next year, based on the hit CBeebies preschool show devised and produced by Ragdoll Productions’ Anne Wood, whose creator credits also include Rosie and Jim and Teletubbies, with lead creative and writer Steve Roberts and producer Chris Wood. The Twirlywoos are four small, bird-like characters who are inquisitive, ... Read More »

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