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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 »

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 »

Unofficial Doctor Who Television Companion Republished

The Television Companion: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to "Doctor Who"

The acclaimed Doctor Who reference book The Television Companion is being reissued next year by Telos Publishing. Rather than being a straight reprint authors David J Howe and Stephen James Walker intend to rework some of the material from the Virgin Doctor Who Handbooks into the reprint with the aim of making it the definitive guide to the TV series. ... Read More »

Top Tips: Insider’s Guide to creating comics published

Trade Secrets by Robin Hall

Just published by A & C Black, Robin Hall’s Trade Secrets is an excellent book about how to become a successful cartoonist or comics artist, featuring tips from a huge number of professional artists. It also features, with my permission, a version of my online article on Writing for Comics. Robin Hall is a professional cartoonist whose work appears in ... Read More »

Stuffed down the back of a filing cabinet…

Unpublished art for a planned G-Force mini series from Marvel UK, scripted by John Freeman, art by John Ross

  So I came across some old artwork the other day and wondered “What the heck is this?” Turns out it’s an unpublished first issue of G-Force, a character I created for Marvel UK back in the early 1990s. So I’m wondering if I should put it up on this site, and what exactly the © situation is on it, ... Read More »

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