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First details of “Comic Book Hero: Working with Britain’s Picture Strip Legends” released

Comic Book Hero: Working with Britain's Picture Strip Legends

The first details of former Tiger and Roy of the Rovers editor Barrie Tomlinson‘s next book on British comics, Comic Book Hero: Working with Britain’s Picture Strip Legends, have been released. The book, published byPitch Publishing Ltd, goes on sale in September and looks to be a great follow up to his other recent work, Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff. In ... Read More »

Can Your Hear Me, Mother? I’m on the Radio This Week

Thanks to David Chandler, you’ll hear me plugging Lancaster Comics Day (and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival) on this week’s “Friday Night Three” show airing on Beyond Radio (7 – 9.00pm, 103.5FM across Lancaster and Morecambe and also online). It turns out David apparently in part owes living in Lancaster down to an editorial decision made by me about ... Read More »

Lancaster Comics Day 2017: Full Line Up Announced (it will be more than a Roy of the Rovers moment!)

Lancaster Comics Day 2017 Poster SNIP

This year’s Lancaster Comics Day will be bringing some “Roy of the Rovers” moments to Lancaster in June, when special comic guests artist David Sque and writer and editor Barrie Tomlinson recall their time working on Britain’s best-loved and most iconic comic football hero. Both creators have rarely appeared at comics events, so the Friends of Lancaster Library have achieved ... Read More »

Roy of the Rovers comic artist David Sque confirmed for Lancaster Comics Day – making a rare comics convention appearance

A panel of Roy of the Rovers in action by David Sque, running onto a pass from Blackie Gray! Roy of the Rovers © Egmont UK

The Lancaster Comics Day team have announced the appearance of Roy of the Rovers comic artist David Sque at Lancaster Comics Day 2017 (Sunday 11th June), who will be at the event alongside ROTR editor Barrie Tomlinson. Both creators – like fellow guest, artist Richard Piers Rayner – have made very few appearances at comics events, so this is something of ... Read More »

Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque Sunderland AFC print released 

David Sque's Sunderland AFC print, which of course is available without watermark to fans of the club. It features Raich Carter, in a scene from a 1936 game

We recently highlighted the terrific work of Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque in our review of The Rise of the Invincibles, the graphic novel account of the early days of Preston North End. Now, David is working on a new project – Famous British Football Clubs – producing  a series of his unique comic art for a number of British football  clubs. ... Read More »

In Review: Preston North End – The Rise Of The Invincibles (and book launch news)

PNE can't stop scoring against Hyde FC, in the 1st round of the 1887 FA Cup.

Bookings are being taken for seats and tables for the official launch of the new graphic novel Preston North End – The Rise Of The Invincibles, a full-colour, graphic history about the birth and early success of one of England’s most famous clubs, created and written by Michael Barrett, illustrated by Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque, and with a foreword by former player and now ... Read More »

Barrie Tomlinson reveals “Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff”, his new book on Britain’s best-loved football comic hero

Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff - Cover-W

Out on 3rd October from Pitch Publishing is Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff!: Roy’s True Story, a new book on one of British comics greatest characters, written by comics editor and writer Barrie Tomlinson, a man instrumental in the creation of many of his stories. Roy Race was Melchester Rovers’ super striker, and later manager and chairman; he is known ... Read More »

When Saturday Comes: Comic Sporting Heroes of Yesteryear

Roy Of The Rovers

While attending the inaugural Capital Sci-Fi Con at Meadowbank earlier this year, I got to see James “Safest Hands in Soccer” McCulloch, the author of City of Lost Souls  being ambushed by John “Ball of Fire” Ferguson of DiamondSteel Comics as John is the driving force behind the Scotland Comic Creators Football Club (and yes, that is a thing!) – ... Read More »

Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque working on Preston North End graphic novel

Preston North End – The Rise Of The Invincibles - Cover

Former Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque has begun work on illustrating a new graphic novel, Preston North End – The Rise Of The Invincibles, a project from Preston-based Invincible Books that is also offering fans the chance to win an appearance in the book itself. In the summer of 1883, William Sudell set out on a quest, pure in honesty, extreme in vision. What happened ... Read More »

Roy of the Rovers back in time for World Cup

(Via Lew Stringer and others): Egmont is joining in with the World Cup mania gripping the UK with the release of a 52-page full colour comic, All About Roy of the Rovers, which joins Titan Books fab new Roy collection as a couple of ace football goodies now on sale. The publication is the latest of Egmont’s regular All About… ... Read More »

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