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Canny Comics Goings on in Newcastle this Saturday!

This Saturday (18th March 2017) will see Newcastle City Library taken over by comics for Canny Comic Con, a free event which includes an appearance by 2000AD artist Nigel Dobbyn and Marvel artist Gary Erskine – and a host of independent comic creators. Running from 10.30am to 3.30pm, the event will offer a hall jam-packed with some of the most interesting comics creators ... Read More »

Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Two)

The O Men - Martin Eden

When Marvel UK shrunk its original strip output in the mid-1990s, not being a 2000AD reader, I had nowhere to go. I came to find that the small press, often photocopied works, were a core part of British comics.  This is the second part of my celebration of those small press titles You can read Part One here and Part Three ... Read More »

British Comic Shop Releases (3rd June 2015) – Custard Creams and Gunsuits!

Famous Monsters Presents Gunsuits #1

  Here’s our guide to new comics and graphic on sale in British comic shops today (Wednesday 3rd June 2015), complementing our monthly list of new British graphic novels and comic collections (June 2015 list here). This week sees the release of Arcadia #2 by British writer Alex Paknadel, drawn by Eric Scott Pfeiffer, which saw its first issue go to a ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: Verity Fair Book One: Custard Creams & Pink Elephants by Terry Wiley

Verity Fair: Custard Creams and Pink Elephants

Although previously published last year and also available digitally for iPad from SEQUENTIAL (And Part One is also available from Madefire), Terry Wiley‘s marvellous VerityFair Book One: Custard Creams & Pink Elephants gets another round of distribution in comic shops this week thanks to Northampton-based Borderline Press‘ partnership with Fanfare Press (who recently released 24×7 in partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art ... 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 »

SEQUENTIAL launches September sale with VerityFair

Verity Fair by Terry Wiley

SEQUENTIAL – the literary graphic novel iPad app, is having a special promotion on Graphic Novels from Britain, as part of which they’re reducing the price of acclaimed graphic novel VerityFair by Terry Wiley from $9.99 to just 99 cents (69p) until the end of September. Rich Johnston of Bleeding Cool called Terry “a true comic book genius” and Q ... Read More »

Reading for pleasure helps kids in the classroom, says study (we know, say scientists)

The 2013 British Science Festival prouduced 10,000 copies of Asteroid Belter, a comic newspaper promoting science. Photo: Newcastle Science Comic

Children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers, according to new research from the London-based Institute of Education. All the more reason to give them a comic, then – an ethos adopted by this year’s British Science Festival in Newcastle, which backed the creation of the wonderful, free Newcastle Science Comic Asteroid ... Read More »

Panel Nine releases Terry Wiley’s VerityFair on iPad

Panel Nine, digital publishers of Eddie Campbell’s Dapper John and The Certified Hunt Emerson, and has just released their iPad edition of “unheralded star” Terry Wiley‘s VerityFair. A slightly twisted soap opera with the merest dash of X-Files, VerityFair tells the story of Verity Bourneville, a 40-something semi-talented actress and full-time extrovert, in her quest for success and a good ... Read More »

MistyComic Fan Special Finally Published

Misty Special 2009

A not-for-profit second Special, inspired by the 1970s British girls comic, Misty, is now available from the official Misty Comic web site. Not to be confused with the recent Egmont Misty Classic Comic on sale now in WH Smiths (see news story), this new anthology full of new and original artwork and stories comes in at a bumper 80 ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Adrian Kermode

Artist Terry Wiley and the late Adrian Kermode and partner. Photo courtesy of Terry.“I’m sorry this picture is a bit gormless,” says Terry. “It’s just that he was the sort of chap who would alwayspull a funny face in pictures; believe me, this is the least gormless one I could find…” downthetubes regrets to report the death of British journalist ... Read More »

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