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“Foyles x ELCAF” launched to create new Creative Spaces for Art and Comics across the UK

ELCAF 2017 Banner

ELCAF 2017 has announced a brand new partnership with Foyles to support, celebrate and create new spaces for creativity across the UK. Foyles x ELCAF is a new collaboration, which sees the UK’s largest independent bookshop teaming up with the East London Comics & Arts Festival to celebrate some of the best creative talent in the UK. This year, Foyles will open ... Read More »

Rodolphe Töpffer’s classic guide to the medium, “How to Create Graphic Novels”, re-published by Lakes International Comic Art Festival

How to Create Graphic Novels by Rodolphe Töpffer - Sample Art

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival  has announced the publication of a special edition of How to Create Graphic Novels by Rodolphe Töpffer. First published in 1845, it was the first ever book on creating graphic novels, which has been translated, edited, and introduced by John McShane and designed by Festival patron Sean Phillips. Along with the recently-announced The Spirit of Eisner newspaper, this book is ... Read More »

Joe Sacco returns to London for inaugural “Queen Mary Conversation in Law and the Humanities”

An incredible crowd scene from Joe Sacco's Safe Area Gorazde

Renowned comics journalist and graphic novelist Joe Sacco is back in the UK later this month, to present the inaugural Queen Mary Conversation in Law and the Humanities on Tuesday 21st March 2017 at Queen Mary, part of the prestigious University of London. This event is free but prior booking is required. Joe Sacco is a Maltese-American cartoonist and journalist. ... 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 »

Aces Weekly artist Mal Earl to host Digital Art event in Cumbria

Art by Mal Earl

Top artist and Aces Weekly artist Mal Earl is making a special appearance in his home county of Cumbria later this week, to talk about digital art and his many projects, ad a guest of the Egremont-based Florence Art Group. Over the last five years Mal has written and illustrated almost 100 pages of comic strip story for David Lloyd’s online anthology ... 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 »

Watch: Kicking it Old School – Talking British Comics at 2000AD’s 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival

2000AD has posted a video of the panel called “Kicking it Old School” from last month’s 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival (our feature on the event is here). Chaired by myself, the panel featured John Higgins, Ian Kennedy and Jesus Redondo (with Guillermo Ortego tranlating) as we discussed the rich history of British comics. As I mentioned in our feature, ... Read More »

In Review: The Art of Reginald Heade

The Art of Reginald Heade

By Stephen James Walker Published by Telos Given the all-ages appeal of downthetubes, how best to review The Art of Reginald Heade? This artist’s impossible women with their hourglass figures and dresses so flimsy that they defy disbelief should be well-known to all fans of British illustration. Yet, while his illustrations are well-known, the man himself is much less well-known ... Read More »

Awesome Comics Podcast Catch-Up! Listen to interviews with Jay Gunn, Susie Gander and more!

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 87

OK, I admit it – I’m well behind on the terrific Awesome Comics Podcast now. Again. So behind, key contributor and fellow DTT contributor Tony Esmond has threatened to get his cane out, and I’m not chancing that. So without further ado, what have the audio-tastic rascals been up to recently? Well, it turns out rather a lot. I particularly recommend the ... Read More »

Comic Strip Revolution exhibition opens soon in Belgium

A “Comic Strip Revolution” exhibition at La Boverie, Liege, Belgium will present art from two game-changing French bande dessinée magazines, Métal Hurlant and (A SUIVRE) from 17th March to 11th June 2017. Showing more than 300 original drawings from French, Belgian, and international artists, the exhibition, titled Révolution Bande Dessinée (“Comic Strip Revolution”) presents two major magazines, Métal Hurlant and (A ... Read More »

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