Carlos Ezquerra receives the Gran Premio de cómic aragonés in recognition of his career at the 2014 Salón del Cómic de Zaragoza

Spanish fans of Carlos Ezquerra campaign to honour him in his home town

Spanish fans of 2000AD and Battle artist Carlos Ezquerra, who died recently, are trying to move the council of his home town of Zaragoza toward realising plans to honour him by naming a street or space after him. The campaign petition on Change.org complements other work to honour Carlos, which includes a GoFundMe campaign thatContinue reading Spanish fans of Carlos Ezquerra campaign to honour him in his home town

Charley's War

Remembering “Charley’s War”, a comic story of the Great War

As we remember the fallen of all wars this weekend, you may be interested in finding out more about “Charley’s War”, the powerful story of the young Charley Bourne, caught up in the fervour of World War One, “the Great War”, and, subsequently, the horrors that came with it. The long-running strip was originally createdContinue reading Remembering “Charley’s War”, a comic story of the Great War

Fantastic Forces – The Longest Road

Real-life British Soldier immortalised in new comic to mark Remembrance

To mark Remembrance, and help build public awareness of the work and sacrifices of those serving in the Armed Forces over the last century, the British Forces Broadcasting Service has immortalised a real-life British solider in the pages of a comic book, as Fantastic Forces – The Longest Road, written by Ferg Handley with artContinue reading Real-life British Soldier immortalised in new comic to mark Remembrance

Thunderbirds original double-page artwork (1966) drawn, painted and signed by Frank Bellamy for TV Century 21 No 90 1966. From the Bob Monkhouse Archive. The front cover of the comic screamed, 'Nightmare Splashdown for Crippled Ship - Monster Attacks Thunderbird 3!' And here is Bellamy's brilliant double-page artwork to prove it! The ‘Thunderbirds’ logo is an unattached laser colour copy, as are all the word balloons and the original comic which are part of this lot. Bright, fresh Pelikan inks on board. 28 x 20 ins.

Bob Monkhouse Archive auction items include Frank Bellamy TV21 Thunderbirds art and more

London-based Comic Book Auctions (ComPal) November catalogue has just opened for bidding at the-saleroom.com and includes some magnificent artwork boards from the Bob Monkhouse Archive – along with, separately, some rather nifty comics-inspired badges and several “giveaways” from various British comics. Comedian, game show host Bob Monkhouse started his career in the 1940s as a script writerContinue reading Bob Monkhouse Archive auction items include Frank Bellamy TV21 Thunderbirds art and more

A still from "Rang Tan" the Iceland Christmas Ad 2018, originally released in a longer format by Greenpeace

Meet the team behind “Rang-tan”, the “banned” Iceland Christmas TV ad

I’m very up for Iceland‘s message in its “banned” Christmas TV ad – available to view via YouTube– asking people to stop buy products containing palm oil and, in turn, hopefully helping turn the tide on the environmental destruction that results in the deaths of some 25 orangutans every day in their native Asia. ButContinue reading Meet the team behind “Rang-tan”, the “banned” Iceland Christmas TV ad