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Something For The Weekend (w/c 19th September 2016): New Aces Weekly, 2000AD 1999!

2000AD Prog 1999

Just one week to go before 2000AD Prog 2000! (And oh, it is worth the wait… but don’t miss this week’s stonking Prog 1999 in all the excitement. Beating a path to the door of WHSmith stores for it on Wednesday, even though they’ll try to hide it! (Some of them, anyway…) But rather than highlight on a print delight this ... Read More »

2000AD artist Mick McMahon announced as first UK guest for Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Mick McMahon

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced its first major British guest for the 2016 Festival weekend is Mick McMahon, who, while perhaps best known for his work for the top weekly SF comic 2000AD, also drew The Last American and Batman Black and White. Mick McMahon, whose highly-regarded work has influenced many comic artists, became a regular contributor to 2000AD starting with Prog Two ... Read More »

Cup of O – Small Press Reviews and Melksham Comic Con Preamble

  Hello! Here I tackle three books I bought from Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s first event last year – a tremendously well put-together and enjoyable art-focussed festival set in the picturesque town of Kendal in the Lake District. I heartily recommend it – and this year looks almost painfully brilliant. Painful because I can’t attend mainly and I’m desperate to sample the ... Read More »

Northampton’s Borderline Press unveils ambitious publication plans for 2014

City of Crocodiles

New comics publisher Borderline Press has announced a number of new books for 2014, following up on its first two titles, 556 Frames, the breakout Eastern European graphic novel by Dennis Wojda and ZOMBRE, an undead anthology, released last year. The company is a new publishing house created by Phil Hall, the award-winning editor of the internationally revered Borderline Magazine and respected news ... Read More »

Santa versus the Nazis? Only in Aces Weekly!

Aces Weekly Volume 7

Astounding work continues in the digital Aces Weekly Volume 7, Week 5 from today with the wonderful Clara’s Shadow by Rachael Smith; Erricus Vane from Nardo Conforti and Laurence Beveridge of Fearless Vampire Killers; The Statue by Carlos Pascoa; Drell’s Marauders from Gary Whitlock; and The First Gentleman of The Apocalypse by Batton Lash. Plus, of course the extraordinary Santa ... Read More »

Think of a City storytelling project attracts Dave McKean, JH Williams III

Think of a City illustration by Ian McEwan © Ian McEwan

  The City is our story – but what is a city? That’s the question being posed by architect Alison Sampson and comics artist Ian MacEwan through Think of a City, a tumblr-based, mass storytelling project involving a huge range of creatives from across the globe that include Britain’s Dave McKean and US comics artists such as JH Williams III , ... Read More »

Caption, the comics creator’s convention, guest list revealed

Caption 2013 logo by Rian Hughes

Oxford’s East Oxford Community Centre is once again host to Britain’s longest-running comics festival Caption next month – with a terrific guest list including of both new and experienced talent, including top comic artist and designer Rian Hughes, who created the event’s ‘robot logo’ for this year. Established in 1992, Caption, which takes place 24th-25th August, established itself from the ... Read More »

Aces Weekly team head for London Film and Comic Con

Aces Weekly Promotional Image

Showmasters has announced it is to host to a major gathering of contributors to David’ Lloyd’s digital comic Aces Weekly during this year’s London Film and Comic Con (5th – 7th July). Among the writers and artists in attendance at Earl’s Court 2 over the weekend will be Ben Dickson, Bambos Georgiou, Martin Griffith, David Hitchcock, John Kaiine, David Leach ... Read More »

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