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Mind Probes At The Ready! Presenters Revealed for Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Presenters 2015

The presenters selected to wield the mind probes at year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival (Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th October 2015) have been announced, and include some top names in the world of British comics journalism and academia, including Panel Borders host Alex Fitch, Paul Gravett, Dr Mel Gibson, John McShane,and Orbital Comics’ Chris Thompson. Author Mary Talbot, Festival ... Read More »

Greenwich “War Artists at Sea” exhibition includes work of Eagle’s “PC49” artist, John Worsley

Naval Officers Room at Marlag O, Prisoner of War Camp by John Worsley. Image: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

Showcasing the very best of Royal Museums Greenwich’s collection of First and Second World War art, “War Artists at Sea” is a programme of displays in the Queen’s House includes visually arresting and moving portraits, battle scenes, and depictions of everyday life during conflict, which runs until 2nd August 2015. It features art by artists including Leslie Cole, Eric Ravilious, Richard Eurich, Norman Wilkinson, Stephen ... Read More »

“Alice in Cartoonland” exhibition opens at London’s Cartoon Museum

Alice in Cartoonland Exhibition 2015

London’s Cartoon Museum‘s latest exhibition Alice in Cartoonland opens today, celebrating Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s many misadventures at the hands of cartoonists, caricaturists and satirists, animators and graphic artists through 150 years of parodies and pastiches, jibes, jokes and gags aimed at making political points, social comment or just intended to make us laugh. Artists represented range from David Low, Vicky, ... Read More »

Hiroshima anniversary prompts new comic study, London art exhibition “Paintings from Hiroshima”

Artwork by Keiji Nakazawa from Barefoot Gen Volume One, from Last Gasp Publishing.

Next month sees the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, one of the final, horrific closing acts of World War Two that has, of course, proven a rich vein of story inspiration for comic creators down the years – and its depiction has sometimes proven contentious. In 2013 for example, the Daily Telegraph reported how a regional board ... Read More »

In Review: Glasgow Comic Con 2015

Egon looking for his spores and fungus collection at Glasgow Comic Con 2015

As the tables are cleared away and the volunteers, artists, writers and local traders head off for a post-convention tipple, we look back at how Glasgow Comic Con 2015 fared… Organised by Black Hearted Press and spread over three sites, this convention has the ability to continue to grow. This year certainly saw an increase in attendees and the convention has ... Read More »

Glasgow Comic Con 2015: The Setup

Glasgow Comic Con 2015 Title

I have been to relatively few conventions, so I always find it incredibly interesting to watch a convention grow from an idea to a fully functioning beast ready to accept the traffic of hundreds, if not thousands of eager fans to meet artists, writers, publishers and dealers. And Glasgow ComicCon 5 is no different. This year it has been almost ... Read More »

More Ladybird Books Exhibitions celebrate 100 Years of Publishing

The Story of Cricket exhibition at Lords cricket ground. Image courtesy and © Penguin Ventures

Following up on our coverage of the Ladybird Books exhibitions at the National Football Museum and London’s House of Illustration, here’s a round up of other Ladybird-related happenings around the UK, as the much-loved brand celebrates its 100th Anniversary. Ladybird books played a role in many people’s lives, whether as children, parents, grandparents or teachers. The affordable, pocket sized books covered ... Read More »

Ladybird By Design Exhibition Comes To London

An image from "What to Look For in Spring" by C.F. Tunnicliffe R.A. © Ladybird Books Ltd, 1961 Reproduced by permission of Ladybird Books Ltd.

London’s House of Illustration’s summer exhibition will feature over 120 original illustrations from classic Ladybird titles, in celebration of 100 years of Ladybird Books. Specially commissioned illustrations, clever format and compelling design, combined with the quality of the writing, were key to the success of the Ladybird books. Unparalleled in their perfectly observed attention to detail and unique sense of place, ... Read More »

Orbital Comics Marks “Fables” end with Mark Buckingham Guided Tour

Mark Buckingham Guided Tour

As we near the end of Mark Buckingham‘s epic run on DC Comics’s Vertigo Fables with Issue 150, London’s Orbital Comics is presenting a retrospective of the artist’s work, featuring a variety of different pieces from throughout the years. The exhibition opens on Saturday 4th July at 7.00pm. Not only will Mark be there for a drinks reception, but he’ll also be giving ... Read More »

Ladybird Books “Story of Football” art exhibition at National Football Museum

The National Football Museum is exhibiting a display of original football-inspired artwork from Ladybird Books until the end of October 2015. Celebrating 100 years of Ladybird books, the display features artwork from the Ladybird footballing classic The Story of Football first published in 1964, written by Vera Southgate (who also wrote many of Ladybird’s “Well Loved Tales” books, such as ... Read More »

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