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Kendal Calling: An Interview with Comics Artist, Illustrator and LICAF 2017 Guest Michael Cho

LICAF 2017 Michael Cho Artwork SNIP

I’m delighted to present our first “Kendal Calling” interview of 2017 in the run up to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October, highlighting the event’s many international and British guests. (Tickets are on sale now). Michael Cho is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. Michael has painted covers for Penguin and Random House, drawn numerous editorial ... Read More »

Michael Cho’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival Artwork Revealed

LICAF 2017 Michael Cho Artwork SNIP

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has revealed top artist Michael Cho‘s artwork for this year’s Festival in October. Michael is of course best known for his Silver and Bronze age superhero comics aesthetics and his recent reprint collection covers which have wowed the comic art world and beyond. His own graphic novel, Shoplifter, was a New York Times best seller on release. “We ... Read More »

Jamie Hewlett’s Gorillaz Cover for Q

Q - Gorillaz Cover - June 2017

In case you’ve missed it in your local newsagents, here’s Q magazine’s June 2017 cover, which features an exclusive Gorillaz design by the band’s co-creator, Jamie Hewlett, now reconciled with Blur frontman Damon Albarn. The collector’s issue, on sale now, comes ahead of the new Gorillaz album, Humanz (due for release 28th April 2017) and includes Damon Albarn’s first interview in two ... Read More »

ELCAF 2017 Programme Announced 

London and New York-based publisher Nobrow has announced its plans for ELCAF 2017, the 6th East London Comics & Arts Festival, dedicated to showcasing the most exciting talent in comics, sequential art, illustration and storytelling. In June 2017, ELCAF is running another three day programme of talks, workshops, screenings and signings alongside an exhibitor showcase of small press and independent ... Read More »

Creating Comics: An Interview with Commando Editor Kirsten Murray

Kirsten Murray, editor of Commando and more at DC Thomson

With war comic Commando recently passing its landmark 5000th issue and many changes behind the scenes in its editorial department, downthetubes caught up with the veteran title’s recently-installed editor, Kirsten Murray, just part of her role as DC Thomson’s Heritage Brands editor, to ask her about the title’s ongoing success at a difficult time for British comics – and her ... Read More »

Classic UK Comic Zines Site adds rare 1970s conventions booklets to growing archive

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British comics archivist, and former Fine Art and Graphic Design teacher David Hathaway-Price has been busy adding some gems of British comic fan history to his incredible Classic UK Comic Zines site, which is now located here. Two additions feature early work by a slew of famous 2000AD contributors, edited by Dez Skinn and Nick Landau. The aim of David’s ... Read More »

Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok trailer becomes Disney’s most watched in 24 hours

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The trailer for the superhero threequel Thor: Ragnarok has raked in over 136 million views since its debut on Monday. And no, despite what he say on Twitter, we don’t think Marvel writer and former 2000AD editor Andy Diggle can be responsible alone. Day two. Still can’t stop watching the Ragnarok trailer. Send help. — Andy Diggle (@andydiggle) April 11, ... Read More »

New Asterix album title revealed as the Gauls head for Italy!

Asterix and the Race through Italy - Chariot Chase

Asterix and the Race through Italy – yes, the title of the 37th album recounting the adventures of our friends from Gaul created by two comic book geniuses – Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny – has finally been revealed, due for release in October. The year is 50 BC. Italy is entirely under Rome’s control, well, not entirely… Though Caesar dreams ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Comics Archivist and Educator Nik Pollard

Artist Steve Marchant recalls the life and work of Nik Pollard, who along with others strove to give the comics form rightful study in the UK – and was a generous benefactor to London’s Cartoon Museum… Nik Pollard, lifelong comics fan and unsung pioneer in the exhibition of comic art in the UK, passed away recently at the age of ... Read More »

Dan Abnett and Jack Campbell among writers for “Cosmic Powers” SF anthology edited by John Joseph Adams

Cosmic Powers Anthology Cover

Those of you who are looking forward to Titan Comics Lost Fleet: Corsair mini series (out in June 2017), written by Lost Fleet creator Jack Campbell, or are fans of 2000AD writer Dan Abnett‘s work might want to check out Cosmic Powers, a collection of original, epic science fiction text stories, available to order now from a number of different outlets, ... Read More »

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