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Coming Soon: Dazzle Ships and the Art of Confusion 

Dazzle Ships and the Art of Confusion - Art

If you’re a fan of Commando comics, then you may want to check out Dazzle Ships: World War One and the Art of Confusion, out later this year. Yes, it’s nonfiction – but there is a comics connection. Written by Chris Barton this dazzling picture book explores art, desperation, and one man’s incredible idea for saving ships from German torpedoes in ... Read More »

Battle of the Somme Re-Visited in “For Valour”, a new comic by Stephen Mooney and Eoin Coveney 

For Valour - Tommy Chambers Story - SNIP

An exciting comics project jointly produced by Monaghan County Museum, Armagh County Museum and Craigavon Museum Services recently saw the creation of For Valour, a comic created by Stephen Mooney and featuring interior art by Eoin Coveney that focused on the story of three lives touched by one of the worst battles of World War One. The project – available to download ... Read More »

Battle of the Somme marked in new Commando comic

Commando No 4927 – Survive The Somme

The latest editions of DC Thomson’s Commando (Issues 4927-4930), on sale now in all good newsagents, include an issue marking the Battle of the Somme, which started one hundred years ago today and is being marked up and down the country, and across Europe, with numerous events and appropriate remembrance for the thousands killed. Commando No 4927 – Survive The ... Read More »

Alien Air Aces in Commando? The Truth is Out at Your Newsagent!

Commando 4924 - Space Pilot

Here’s the inside intel on the latest issues of DC Thomson’s Commando – Issues 4923-4926 – on sale now in all good newsagents and via various digital platforms. They’re a great mixed bag of tales this week, with even a dash of undercover aliens thrown in for good measure in a tale from the title’s huge archive. Commando No 4923 ... Read More »

Dave McKean’s “Black Dog” Premieres, Show heads for France Next Week

Artist Paul Nash in the trenches. Art from "Black Dog" © Dave McKean

Last night saw the world premiere of illustrator, filmmaker and musician Dave McKean‘s multimedia performance of his new graphic project Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash in Kendal Town Hall – the first of a number of shows across the summer, taking in the On a Marche sur la Bulle festival in France next weekend and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival ... Read More »

“Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash”, A Reader’s Experience

Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash - Sample Art 5

Created by Dave McKean Publisher: Lakes International Comic Art Festival and Hourglass (the Artist’s Book, limited edition of 300 – a graphic novel edition will be published by Dark Horse in October Let me start this item by saying that this is neither a ‘Preview’ nor a ‘Review’. What this is a recounting of the responses I felt reading this book on a warm night, late off ... Read More »

Kate Evans’ “utterly brilliant” Red Rosa shortlisted for Bread and Roses Award

Red Rosa by Kate Evans has been shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2016. Presented by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers for the fifth year, the prize celebrates excellence in radical political non-fiction. Previous winners include Hsiao-Hung Pai’s Scattered Sand: The Story of China’s Rural Migrants. Described as “utterly brilliant” by fellow comics creator Steve Bell ... Read More »

Dave McKean’s Black Dog: Artwork Sneak Peek, Kendal premiere tickets selling fast

Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash - Sample Art 4

A selection of previously unseen artwork and the names of international musical collaborators have been announced in advance of the world premiere performance of Black Dog – the Dreams of Paul Nash by Dave McKean in May. Co-commissioned by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the World War One centenary, Black ... Read More »

Dave McKean’s “Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash” graphic novel project to get Cumbrian Premiere

Part of the the cover of Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash by Dave McKean

Cumbria will host a world-premiere performance and the launch of Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash – a unique graphic novel project combing comic art and performance by Dave McKean as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the World War One centenary. Initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul ... Read More »

Creating Comics: The Making of To End All Wars’ “Bottomley – Brand of Britain”

To End All Wars SNIP

Revealing the making of one of the strips featured in the Eisner Award-nominated anthology To End All Wars – “Bottomley – Brand of Britain”… On Friday night, the San Diego Comic Con will announce the Eisner Awards, where the anthology collection To End All Wars, published by Soaring Penguin Press has been nominated, twice. I’ve felt quite all right about ... Read More »

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