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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 »

Andy Capp exhibition celebrates his creator and 60 years of the Daily Mirror cartoon star

Andy Capp copyright Daily Mirror

The Daily Mirror’s Andy Capp celebrates 60 years of publication this year – and the occasion is being marked in the town his creator Reg Smythe lived and worked  with a special exhibition at the Museum of Hartlepool. ‘60 years of Andy Capp’ , which opens 3rd June 2017, will tell the story of Smythe, who was born in Hartlepool ... Read More »

Blazing Battle Action – the story of one of Britain’s best-loved war comics recounted

Battle Picture Weekly Masthead

In 2003, David Bishop, co-author of the newly-updated Thrill-Power Overload (and more) wrote a behind the scenes account of how trail-blazing British war comic Battle was created and nurtured, as told by those who were there. Commissioned for the Judge Dredd Megazine by then-editor Alan Barnes, it was published as four articles. And there the story remained, trapped inside back issues, in ... Read More »

Time Travel, Tiger Tanks – and a Traitor in the ranks? New Commando comics on sale now

Here’s the inside intel on DC Thomson’s latest issues of Commando (Issues 5015-5018), on sale from today in all good newsagents and various digital platforms. This week’s bundle of Commandos will take you across the battlefields and skies of World War Two, from the Steppes of Kursk to Northern Italy and the perilous skies above the English Channel, and perhaps ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Leo Baxendale

A montage of Leo Baxendale's work, including part of his self portrait

Just days after posting an “In Praise of… Leo Baxendale” feature, focusing on his later, creator-owned material, we’re sorry to report his passing. I know this is a loss is going to hit a lot of my friends hard, especially those who know or worked with him, such as Tony Bennett at Knockabout, or Joe Gordon at Forbidden Planet International, with whom he ... 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 »

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