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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 »

Exclusive Extract – Read Em and Weep Book One: Serial Killer by Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill

Read Em and Weep Book One - Serial Killer by Pat Mills and Kevin O'Neill - Cover

With the 40th Anniversary 2000AD celebration this weekend in London, we’re delighted to bring you this extract from Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill’s new novel, published by Millsverse Books, set in the wold of 1970s comics publishing…  Be advised this extract is not for sensitive souls (or very young ones)… The 1970s is a dangerous time for kids… An even more dangerous ... Read More »

From The Trenches: A Guest’s Eye View of True Believers Comic Festival 2017 by Jessica Martin

True Believers 2017 Souvenir Mug

Comic creator Jessica Martin, one of many talents at the event, reveals how she’s now a “True Believer” after her trip to Cheltenham this weekend…  On Saturday 5th February, I was a guest at the True Believers Comic Festival in Cheltenham. It was my second visit, my first being two years ago when the event was launched. I had a ... Read More »

Lakes International Comic Art Festival wins two culture awards

LICAF team member Carole Tait with the award for Festival of the Year

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival won two awards at the Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2017 this weekend. Core team members Aileen McEoy and Carole Tait were among those on hand to collect the awards for Festival of the Year and another award, Event of the Year, for the world premiere performance of artist Dave McKean‘s Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash. ... Read More »

Web Finds: Essential Sequential, delivering the ABC Comics Project to long-term unemployed

Essential Sequential Logo

Essential Sequential is a not-for-profit organisation created to provide creative workshops and activities for mainstream and hard-to-reach individuals of virtually all ages and abilities – and they’re working on a number of projects in the works, including the ABC Comic Project, which helps long-term unemployed participants explore and uncover possible routes to employment or training through comic creation and solution-focused storytelling. Created for Neighbourhoods ... Read More »

Panel Borders: Medical Emergencies features interviews with Karen Berger and the Mad Robot Comics team

Panel Borders: Medical Emergencies

The monthly radio show about comics and graphic novels is back tonight. In Panel Borders: Medical Emergencies, Alex Fitch talks to two teams of creators who use knowledge of medical emergencies to inform sci-fi and fantasy titles. At Cartoon County, Brighton, Alex explores the Madhouse and Cadavers comics created by Matt Hardy and Edward Bentley, from their Worthing based imprint Mad Robot ... 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 »

In Review: Future Shock! 40 Years of 2000AD – Cartoon Museum Exhibition

Future Shock! 40 Years of 2000AD - Art

The 2000AD 40th Anniversary exhibition is open now at London’s Cartoon Museum – and Richard Sheaf was at the opening night… The idea to hold a 2000AD exhibition at London’s Cartoon Museum came about 12 months ago when Steve Marchant realised that the 40th anniversary was coming up. The Museum staff were convinced a tie-in exhibition was a great idea ... Read More »

In Review/ Preview: The Making of a Comic-Con

Making of a Comic Con by Kev Brett - Cover

Self published by Kev Brett The Book: The Making of a Comic Con is a biographical and humorous comic based on Kev Brett’s life as he takes on the challenge of putting on a comic convention. A funny perspective on how things can escalate and how they can ultimately take over your life, from weird photoshoots, to huge debts, to recurring ... Read More »

In Review: Read Em and Weep Book One – Serial Killer by Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill

Read Em and Weep Book One - Serial Killer by Pat Mills and Kevin O'Neill - Cover

A novel written by Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill Published by Millsverse Books – 296 pages The Story: The 1970s is a dangerous time for kids… An even more dangerous time for adults who do them wrong. Meet comic book editor Dave Maudling: The world’s laziest and most cowardly serial killer… although, actually, he’s never killed anyone himself – yet. ... Read More »

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