The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced its full guest list for this year’s Festival Weekend in Kendal (13th – 15th October 2017) – and it’s simply crammed with amazing guests, including Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragonés, Ryan North, Mariko Tamaki – and a smashing smattering of 2000AD creators including Brendan McCarthy, to boot. This year, by popular demand, the award-winning Festival is ... Read More »
A crowdfunding project to fund a new book celebrating the life of Jack Kirby is gathering pace, which if successful, will include contributions from British comic creators such as Brendan McCarthy and John McCrea, as well as a host of internationally-accliamed talent. US comic creator Jack Kirby is famous for having created or co-created some of the most well-known and ... Read More »
Greetings mortals! Don’t expect an objective review of It’s Ghastly, the new Comic Archive from Hibernia Comics (their third), because I’ve been waiting for this publication for over 30 years. I was absolutely the right age to be into Fleetway Editions short-lived weekly horror comic, Scream!, when it first came out and I devoured each issue with eager anticipation. When it ceased ... Read More »
We’ll be running a fuller review of this cracking new title from Hibernia Comics soon, but I couldn’t not give an early plug to their latest brilliant ‘Comic Archive’, It’s Ghastly, the untimely demise of Scream!, on sale now. The third in the ‘Comic Archive’ series takes a detailed look at the dark underside of British comics – and we’re not ... Read More »
Something for the Weekend (w/c 15th August 2016): Doctor Who, Dream Gangs, Dredd and Mind Mines, Too!
I’ve heaped plenty of praise on the fast-developing PJ Maybe -focused “Judge Dredd: Ladykiller” story (by John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra and Annie Parkhouse) and “Scarlet Traces: Cold War” (by Ian Edginton, D’Israeli and Annie Parkhouse) in 2000AD in recent weeks in our weekly New Comics column. But “Tharg’s 3rillers: Mindmine“, by Rory Mcconville, Colin Macneil, Peter Doherty and Simon Bowland is proving a great ... Read More »
Brendan McCarthy’s creator-owned psychedelic comics opus Dream Gang is out this week, published by Dark Horse Comics – and we caught up with this hugely talented creator for a quick chat about the project and what he’s currently working on. Collecting the story originally published in Dark Horse Presents, this re-mastered edition of Dream Gang represents Brendan at his finest – ... Read More »
Sadly, despite the terrific cover by John McCrea above, Judge Dredd only battles Rom the Spaceknight – back thanks to IDW this week – in this one striking image. But the good news is that Mega City One’s favourite lawman is indeed battling Aliens – and Predator – in a Dark Horse mini series, penned by John Layman, featuring art ... Read More »
Sneak Peek: 2000AD Summer Special 2016 – Dredd, Ace Trucking, Robohunter and more! (No, not that Moore).
This Wednesday (20th July) see the release of the 2000AD Summer Special 2016 – and it’s a cracker! Do your duty and pick this up, along with 2000AD Prog 1990 and Judge Dredd Megazine 374. Crammed with thrill power , on sale in all good comic shops, newsagents and various digital platforms, this year’s special features “Judge Dredd: Night Zoom” by ... Read More »
Judgement in Cardiff, a unique exhibition of Judge Dredd art comes to Cardiff next month – the work of a duo known as Caped in Case who commissioned David Roach to draw the event’s promotional poster. The exhibition brings together some of the finest artists ever to draw 2000AD‘s hard-nosed future cop, as well as more recently published and up and coming ... Read More »
From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Road, a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. The film’s screenplay was co-written with cult British comic creator Brendan McCarthy, who also designed many of the new characters and vehicles. Haunted by his turbulent past, ... Read More »