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John Higgins talks comics in Liverpool

John Higgins being interviewed by Science Fiction Foundation Librarian Andy Sawyer

As part of the Open House Lightnight Liverpool evening of celebrations last week, 2000AD artist John Higgins, creator of Razorjack, gave a one and a half hour talk at his exhibition of work displayed at the Victoria Gallery & Museum. Liverpool-born John signed copies of his new book, Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd, and spent the evening chatting away to ... Read More »

Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo Returns to Sunderland in June

The Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo is returning to the University of Sunderland City Space building on Saturday 3 June 2017. Running from 10am to 5pm it will feature its usual selection of talks, panels, workshops and a Publisher’s Hall of artists, writers, small pressers and dealers. Creators joining Bryan and Mary Talbot this year include John Wagner, John Higgins and ... Read More »

Art of John Higgins book released to coincide with major exhibition in Liverpool of his work

The Art of John Higgins - Cover

A new book containing some of the best work of Liverpool-born comic artist John Higgins will be launched at the opening of his forthcoming exhibition at the Victoria Gallery & Museum. Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd brings together for the first time John Higgins’ art work for some of the most iconic comic books including Watchmen, Judge Dredd, Hellblazer, Before Watchmen and ... Read More »

Watch: Kicking it Old School – Talking British Comics at 2000AD’s 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival

2000AD has posted a video of the panel called “Kicking it Old School” from last month’s 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival (our feature on the event is here). Chaired by myself, the panel featured John Higgins, Ian Kennedy and Jesus Redondo (with Guillermo Ortego tranlating) as we discussed the rich history of British comics. As I mentioned in our feature, ... Read More »

From The Trenches: A Guest’s Eye View of True Believers Comic Festival 2017 by Jessica Martin

True Believers 2017 Souvenir Mug

Comic creator Jessica Martin, one of many talents at the event, reveals how she’s now a “True Believer” after her trip to Cheltenham this weekend…  On Saturday 5th February, I was a guest at the True Believers Comic Festival in Cheltenham. It was my second visit, my first being two years ago when the event was launched. I had a ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Comic Artist Steve Dillon, A True Legend of Comics

Brett Ewins, Jamie Hewlett and Steve Dillon in the Deadline office in 1988. Photo courtesy Steve Cook / National Portrait Gallery

We’re very sorry to report the passing of gifted and much-loved comic artist Steve Dillon, a renowned talent rightfully described by Jamie McElvie as “a true legend of comics“, perhaps best known internationally for his run on DC Comics Hellblazer and as co-creator of Preacher, both published by Vertigo Comics, but for British fans captured the hearts of many with his work on ... Read More »

True Believers Comic Festival returns to Cheltenham in February

True Believers Comic Festival 2017 Poster

Following up on its success of with previous events, which saw the True Believers Comic Festival voted amongst the Top Five comic cons in the UK, the event is returning to Cheltenham Racecourse on Saturday 4th February 2017 for a third year of comic book fun. With a strong focus on celebrating the world of comic books, the creators who ... Read More »

Cardiff Independent Comic Expo headlines with artist John Higgins, again promotes indie comic creators

Cardiff Independent Comic Expo

Cardiff’s independent comic show – the Cardiff Independent Comic Expo (CICE) – returns this weekend, on Saturday 25th June, 2016 at Cardiff Masonic Hall. The event will showcase the very best in independent comic artists, writers, publishers, retailers, illustrators, craftspeople and more, from South Wales and beyond. The event returned in 2015 after a brief break in 2014, and continued to build ... Read More »

Judge Dredd-inspired “Lawgiver” convention back for third year this weekend

Lawgiver Mk III Convention 2016

The 2000AD/ Judge Dredd-inspired comic event Lawgiver back on Saturday 28th May and organisers promise it will be bigger, better and more badass! The Lawgiver III guest list includes Mick McMahon (artist on “Judge Dredd”, “Slaine”, “ABC Warriors”, Batman, Tank Girl);  Abigail Bulmer (artist and colourist on 2000AD, Panini’s Tom & Jerry, Moshi Monsters); Ryan Brown (artist on “Judge Dredd”, “Rogue Trooper”, Captain America, Locke ... Read More »

An All-New “Garth” Story Continues the Mirror Hero’s Original Adventures

Art for the second online episode of Garth: The Z-File 2: Inferno! by Bill Storie, coloured by Ant Jones

It’s been many years since the last official new Garth adventure appeared in the Britain’s national Daily Mirror but his many fans still hanker for his return – and now an unofficial continuation of the character, written and drawn by Bill Storie, coloured by Ant Jones, is being published online, with the blessing of the newspaper. Exclusive to the Garth fan page over on Facebook, ... Read More »

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