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In Memoriam and Celebration: Comic Artist Bernie Wrightson 

We’re sorry to report the passing of US comic artist Bernard Albert “Bernie” Wrightson, sometimes credited as Berni Wrightson, after a battle with brain cancer. The news was shared on his web site by his wife, Liz Wrightson. He was 68. He is perhaps best known for co-creating DC Comics  Swamp Thing with writer Len Wein, his Frankenstein illustration work, and for his ... Read More »

Records shattered in New York Comics & Comic Art Auction, X-Men cover bought for £30 sells for $155,350

Frank Frazetta The Norseman Painting Original Art (1972). The early 1970s were a strong and prolific period for this master painter. Frazetta produced at least 11 paintings in 1972, and "The Norseman", with its stunning combination of vivid colours, is as mesmerising as it is powerful.

Collectors converged in force on Heritage Auctions‘ May 13-14, 2016 Comics & Comic Art Signature® Auction at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, driving a stunning $6.55+ million total prices realised behind a near-perfect 99.9% sell-through rate by both value and total lots offered that included the sale of an original piece by Frank Frazetta, “The Norseman”, for a whopping $454,100 record price. ... Read More »

Inkwell Awards Ballot open until 15th May

Inkwell Awards Logo 2015

  The Inkwell Awards, a non-profit organization devoted to the education and promotion of the art of inking, invites everyone to vote for the industry’s best of the past year. The official public ballot will be available on the Inkwell Awards’ homepage until 15th May 2015. Voting is open to everyone, whether fans or professionals. The ballot also lists the nominees for the internally-chosen ... Read More »

TwoMorrows’ long-awaited Swampmen book rises from the muck at last

Swampmen

Originally planned for release in 2005 by TwoMorrows Publishing, Swampmen: Muck-Monsters And Their Makers succumbed to a myriad of logistical problems that caused the book to languish in the mire of never-documented comic book history — until now. After a decade of regular requests from fans, the book has finally risen from the muck, and is now shipping to stores ... Read More »

Frank Bellamy TV Century 21 “Thunderbirds” art up for auction

Thunderbirds art from TV Century 21 Issue 141 by Frank Bellamy

  Three Thunderbirds art boards drawn by Frank Bellamy for TV Century 21 Issues 141 and 142 are up for auction through the US Heritage Auctions web site in February 2015. The pages – all a trifle faded with age – are from the story known in fan circles (the original story had no title) known as “The Earthquake Maker” and The Gerry Anderson ... Read More »

Panel Borders: Gods and Monsters by Bernie Wrightson and Rebekah Isaacs

Concluding radio show Panel Borders month of shows about iconoclastic American comic book artists, Alex Fitch talks to a master of horror comics, Bernie Wrightson, and a relative newcomer, Rebekah Isaacs who has made a name for herself in deftly rendered comics in a variety of genres. Alex talks to Bernie about his work on Warren Comics’ horror titles and ... Read More »

London Super Comic Con ramps up impressive guest list

The London Super Comic Convention, announced for February next year (25-26th), is ramping up an impressive guest list, with the likes of US creators George Perez, Howard Chaykin, Bernie Wrightson, Mike Carey, Tony Moore, Bob Layton and more all confirmed as attending. Many top British creators and other International stars will be confirmed within the next couple of weeks, with ... Read More »

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