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In Memoriam and Celebration: Comic Artist Bernie Wrightson 

We’re sorry to report the passing of US comic artist Bernard Albert “Bernie” Wrightson, sometimes credited as Berni Wrightson, after a battle with brain cancer. The news was shared on his web site by his wife, Liz Wrightson. He was 68. He is perhaps best known for co-creating DC Comics  Swamp Thing with writer Len Wein, his Frankenstein illustration work, and for his ... Read More »

In Praise Of: Commando artists Ian Kennedy and Carlos Pino

The full cover of Ian Kennedy's cover for Commando 1425, complete with Commando "dagger"

An Appreciation by former Commando editor Calum Laird There’s nothing like an anniversary – say, Commando’s 5000th issue, for example – to start your mind scrolling back through the years to days gone by. Nothing, except perhaps the combination of an anniversary, a couple of pints of Mòr and lunch in The Phoenix (103 Nethergate, Dundee) with an ex-colleague. So, a couple ... Read More »

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 88: Arthurian Legend in the Indies! (with artist Nick Brokenshire)

Episode 88 of the Awesome Comics Podcast hosted by Dan Butcher, Vince Hunt and Tony Esmond is now available! Featuring artist Nick Brokenshire and tons of hilarious comics talk… Nick is a cartoonist and illustrator from Scotland, who now lives in the north of England with his wife. He’s the artist for Monkeybrain and IDW’s Amelia Cole series and is currently ... Read More »

Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp gets home city exhibition in Derby

Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year. Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, ... Read More »

Dark Horse Comics announces “Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow”

Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow

Geof Darrow’s slick, precise inks and stunning detail have amazed comics fans for decades, from his early work with Moebius to Hard Boiled, his first collaboration with Frank Miller, to the overwhelming success of his current series, The Shaolin Cowboy. “Geof Darrow is a master,” enthuses fellow artist Frank Quitely. “His combination of technical ability and a genuinely individual voice is ... Read More »

Jack Kirby to be celebrated in new book “Kirby & Me” as centenary looms

Kirby & Me - Cover

A crowdfunding project to fund a new book celebrating the life of Jack Kirby is gathering pace, which if successful, will include contributions from British comic creators such as Brendan McCarthy and John McCrea, as well as a host of internationally-accliamed talent.   US comic creator Jack Kirby is famous for having created or co-created some of the most well-known and ... Read More »

Tributes to comics artist John Watkiss, who has died, from fellow creators and fans

A beautiful John Watkiss painting done as part of a pitch for a series of Sandman movies, in about 2005, posted in an online tribute to John by author Neil Gaiman

I’m sorry to report the passing of the hugely/talented British film and comics artist John Watkiss, whose most recent comics work was Surgeon X from Image. He was 55. A very private man, he had been ill for some time. Regular readers will have already read our tribute to his work in the  fields of both art and comics, posted ... Read More »

Cartoonist Peter Brookes awarded CBE in 2017 New Years Honours

Peter Brookes - Offensive Weapons

Times cartoonist Peter Brookes has been awarded the CBE – Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire- for services to the media in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list, announced earlier this evening. The full list of honours (PDF link) includes sportsmen and women, actress Patricia Routledge (already a CBE, now a Dame, for services to theatre ... Read More »

Comic Creator Spotlight: The Life and Work of Alberto Breccia – Part Three by Ron Tiner

The Life and Work of Alberto Breccia by Ron Tiner

He’s perhaps best known to British comic fans for his work through the Bardon Press Features office in Barcelona for Fleetway Edtions in the 1960s, first on Super Detective Picture Library Number 172 “Passport to Peril” (an adaptation of the novel, Assignment Helene by Edward S Aarons), drawing episodes of “Spy 13” and “Kit Carson” for the Cowboy Picture Library, among other work. But Argentine artist Alberto Breccia, often described as “the master ... Read More »

The Really Heavy Greatcoat Year in Review 2016 Part One

Nick Miller, co-creator of The Really Heavy Greatcoat cartoon with me, which we wrote on a regular basis for some years, delivers the first part of this year’s “Year in Review” early, in response to the US election results… Nick has been a cartoonist since he was able to hold a pencil. A cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer living in ... Read More »

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