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Happy Birthday, 2000AD! From writer and fan Jeremy Briggs

Name: Jeremy Briggs Website: Err… this one. Currently working on: Deputy editor on STRIP Magazine as well as writing factual articles on British comics for Spaceship Away magazine, Illustrators journal and Eagle Times fanzine, plus the Bear Alley and downthetubes blogs… and in my spare time I have a real job. First memory of 2000AD? My friend Colin showing me ... 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 »

“Jeff Hawke Junior” Collected At Last by Jeff Hawke Fan Club

Jeff Hawke Jnr. - Cover

Just published by the Jeff Hawke Fan Club and available to members is this collection of Jeff Hawke Jnr., containing all the Jeff Hawke strips from Junior Express weekly. The 128 page book is the same large format as the Club’s COSMOS magazine which features strips from the Express, but is full colour throughout. In addition to the four strips published in the comic ... Read More »

The Year in Review: Scottish Comic Events 2010

Councils of the Galaxy - Small

By Jeremy Briggs For many the highlight of the comics year in Scotland in 2010 was the appearance of writer Alan Moore at the Edinburgh International Books Festival talking about his work. Despite being a late addition to the programme, once the news of his talk got around the event sold out rapidly and drew a surprising number of Scottish faces that ... Read More »

The Year in Review: Scottish Comic Events 2009

Hi-Ex 2009 Poster - Small

By Jeremy Briggs For many attendees Hi-Ex is the highlight of the comics year in Scotland but it is far from being the only comics event that the Scottish public can participate in. 2009 proved to be an extremely busy year for comics events north of the border that were open to the general public, with a wide variety of talks, exhibitions ... Read More »

This year’s DCA Thomson Exhibition inspired by Beano, Commando, features new Ian Kennedy art

Photo: Erika Stevenson

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of The Broons and Oor Wullie, Dundee Contemporary Arts is hosting a unique group exhibition in partnership with DC Thomson, in which six artists have each created playful responses to the publisher’s extensive comic archives. The exhibition features brand new work by all six artists – Rabiya Choudhry, Rob Churm, Craig Coulthard, Malcy Duff, Hideyuki Katsumata and Sofia ... Read More »

Nathan Sawaya’s “Art of Brick: DC Super Heroes” exhibition comes to London

The Art of Brick: DC Super Heroes - Batman

Artist Nathan Sawaya returns to London soon with the World’s Largest LEGO Exhibition inspired by DC Comics heroes such as Batman, Superman, The Flash and Wonder Woman. Following a successful run in Madrid, The Art of Brick: DC Super Heroes – more than 120 works of art, created with more than two million LEGO bricks – makes its London debut on 1st March 2017. The ... Read More »

New Spaceship Away features Dave Gibbons interview, highlights new audio adventures alongside new strips

Spaceship Away 40 - Cover

The latest issues of the Dan Dare-inspired magazine Spaceship Away – Issue 40 – has just been released, the glossy A4 magazine featuring not one but two all-new “classic” Dan Dare comic strips from Tim Booth. Along with the final episode of “Mercury Revenant” (which has a Christmas themed ending true to the original Eagle) and “Parsecular Tales“, this issue ... Read More »

A Broons Birthday Bash, Ian Kennedy Art Masterclasses and more at Dundee Literary Festival

Dan Dare - Return of The Mekon by Ian Kennedy

Although the Dundee Comics Day has been completely subsumed into the Dundee Literary Festival, there’s still a number of events of plenty of interest to comics fans this year when the event returns in October. The highlight for many will be not one but two Ian Kennedy Art Masterclasses, offering live drawing and the chance to be guided through his 50-year comics career. ... Read More »

The Broons stage show dates announced 

“Pit the kettle oan mither, this is braw news!” Scotland’s most famous family The Broons are going on tour in a new stage play written by Rob Drummond, starting in Perth and culminating at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, in November. The Glebe Street bunch have featured in the classic DC Thomson comic strips in The Sunday Post since 1936 and ... Read More »

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