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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 »

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 »

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 »

Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx take pride of place in revamped DC Thomson offices

The new-look DC Thomson "Fun Factory", Meadowside Dundee. Photo courtesy John Patrick Reynolds

Beano and Commando publisher DC Thomson is back in its original Meadowside home in Dundee, after a huge operation to move their publishing arm from the company’s Kingsway site that lasted several weeks – and Beano and Sunday Post comic art designs have been chosen to adorn the revamped “Fun Factory”. Over 600 staff – spanning the publishing company’s newspaper, magazines ... Read More »

2000AD Prog 2030: Dark Judges, Martians and Much More!

2000AD Prog 2030 - Cover

2000AD Prog 2030 is on sale in all good newsagents and comic shops across the UK from tomorrow (Wednesday 10th May 2017). Here’s a quick taster of the issue. It’s another smasher – although, to be frank, we’re still reeling from the fantastic page of the 2000AD Free Comic Book Day release, which features Roy of the Rovers kicking a ... Read More »

Karl Kersch Robotech Covers Revealed

ISSUE 1 -​ ​COVER G:​ ​​LYNN​ ​MINMEI​ ​VARIANT (1:10 INCENTIVE)​

Robotech – the iconic 1980s Sci-Fi anime – returns to comics in July​  from Titan Comics​ ​with​ ​​a set of special​ ​covers by Karl Kerschl​ – ​superstar artist of Gotham Academy and Isola. These​ ​​five stunning Robotech character spotlight covers are available​ ​across all four issues​ of the series​, with an extra 1:10 incentive variant​ ​on #1 featuring fan-favourite​ ​​Lynn ​Minmei. Karl has finished ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: “That Girl Comic” Anthology by TGC Collective

The Glasgow based TGC Collective are using Kickstarter to fund their latest comic anthology entitled That Girl Comic in which women cartoonists take on the theme of ‘growing up’. This is planned to be an A5 size, black and white comic of at least 40 pages with a colour cover. The TGC collective, who have been active since 2009 under the ‘Team ... Read More »

Blazing Battle Action – the story of one of Britain’s best-loved war comics recounted

Battle Picture Weekly Masthead

In 2003, David Bishop, co-author of the newly-updated Thrill-Power Overload (and more) wrote a behind the scenes account of how trail-blazing British war comic Battle was created and nurtured, as told by those who were there. Commissioned for the Judge Dredd Megazine by then-editor Alan Barnes, it was published as four articles. And there the story remained, trapped inside back issues, in ... Read More »

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