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Fifth Lakes International Comic Art Festival Line-Up Announced, Tickets On Sale Now

Stan Sakai

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced its full guest list for this year’s Festival Weekend in Kendal (13th – 15th October 2017) – and it’s simply crammed with amazing guests, including Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragonés, Ryan North, Mariko Tamaki – and a smashing smattering of 2000AD creators including Brendan McCarthy, to boot. This year, by popular demand, the award-winning Festival is ... Read More »

Cartoonists Rights advocate Terry Anderson joins Granite City Con line-up

Terry Anderson of the Cartoonists Rights Network returns to Granite City Comic Con in Aberdeen in May 2017, to discuss the work of the group. Cartoonists Rights Network International is the human rights organisation specifically for cartoonists whose liberty or lives are threatened due to their work. 2015 will be remembered for the Charlie Hebdo attack but had that not ... Read More »

New ComicPopUp Brighton revives indie comic creators cooperative ideas to sell comics

ComicPopUp Brighton - Landscape

ComicPopUp Brighton is a new event happening on Saturday 13th May 2017, a one-day small-press/art comics shop that’s part of the Brighton Artists Open House Festival. Selling comics to comics readers and a whole new audience in a family-friendly pizza pub, with all sales money going to the creators, its a great idea where creators don’t even need to book ... Read More »

Celebrate 2000AD – Or Else! (In a new art competition, that is…)

Every month, fans of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic have the chance to win a 2000AD graphic novel by entering a themed art competition inspired by the long-running SF weekly. The theme for February 2017 is, unsurprisingly, “Celebrating 40 Years of Thrills!” (The stunning competition art above is by Andy Lambert, a previous winner of this monthly challenge). As well as ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: Fighting Fantasy’s “Freeway Fighter” Returns As All-New Comic

Freeway Fighter #1 - Cover A

Spinning out of the legendary Fighting Fantasy series of game books created by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson in 1982, the post-apocalyptic Freeway Fighter distinguished itself by deviating from the usual mix of orcs, goblins and cave-trolls. Now it’s back – as an all-new Titan Comics production from Andi Ewington with original creator Ian Livingstone and artist Simon Coleby with ... Read More »

Beyond Dredd and Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins

Beyond Dredd and Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins

Beyond Dredd and Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins, opening at Liverpool’s Victoria Gallery 10th March 2017, is the first major retrospective of the work of Liverpool-born artist. John Higgins found global success as a comic book artist, colourist and writer for 2000AD, DC and Marvel. Along with work on strips as diverse as Judge Dredd, Doctor Who, Sandman and ... Read More »

Comics Circulation Figures For 2016 Released by ABC

Beano ABC 2016

February is the month when the Audit Bureau Of Circulations (ABC), who describe themselves as “the industry body for media measurement”, release the official circulation figures for Consumer Magazines that are registered with them. That includes comics and comics magazines published by Panini, Denis Publishing and DC Thomson. It should be pointed out that all the sales figures given here are ... Read More »

Front Line Thieves and Lost Legionnaires – new Commando comics on sale this week

Commando 4992 – Legion of the Lost

Here’s the intel on this week’s Commando comics releases from DC Thomson (Issues 4991 – 4994), on sale in all good newsagents from Thursday 9th February 2017 and various digital platforms… We note the title is heading rapidly toward its landmark 5000th issue – a massive achievement! Commando 4991 – Achtung, We Surrender Originally Commando No. 311 (February 1968) Story: ... Read More »

Something For The Weekend: Time To Celebrate 40 years of 2000AD!

2000 AD's Greatest: Celebrating 40 Years of Thrill-Power SNIP

Squaxx dek Thargo will be out in force celebrating 40 Years of 2000AD in London this weekend – so how could we not mark this momentous event in this week’s British comic and creator-focused new comics round up with a front and centre plug for 2000AD’s Greatest: Celebrating 40 Years of Thrill-Power! Some of British comics’ top creators pick their favourite ... Read More »

In Review: Slang Pictorial Issue Two by Nick Prolix

Slang Pictorial Issue Two - Cover

Created and published by Nick Prolix 24 pages – Black and White The Story: This is the second issue of Nick Prolix’s one man anthology that comes from the noirly comedic world of his ongoing webcomic The Sheep and the Wolves. It includes “Atlas Unfettered”, a fun look into the scandalous world of spiv infested ‘teeth and tits’ movie making and ... Read More »

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