This September a new event, the HighVisFest Street Culture Festival, will be bringing a huge, free celebration of Birmingham’s best in live street art, music, comics, dance, hip hop, food and drink. Taking place at the Custard Factory, comics guests announced… Read More ›
Month: July 2018
In Pictures: Playing for a Draw Football Comics Exhibition, the National Football Museum
The ‘Playing for a Draw’ exhibition, showcasing the history and creativity of football comics and illustration across the world has just opened at the National Football Museum in Manchester. As we previously reported, it’s been curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry in collaboration with… Read More ›
Publisher delight at Ken Reid crowdfunding collection success, last chance to back it today!
The crowdfunding campaign for The Power Pack of Ken Reid project – collecting some of the amazing humour strips created by the legendary British artist, Ken Reid, closes tomorrow (Friday). If you haven’t backed it yet then there’s still time… Read More ›
“Swade” – the Last New Work of Artist Frank Bellamy?
Comic artist Frank Bellamy died suddenly on 5th July 1976, at the height of his powers. He left behind a body of work that included strips such as “Heros the Spartan” and “Dan Dare” for Eagle, “Thunderbirds” for TV Century… Read More ›
Call for Papers: Transitions 8 – New Directions in Comics Studies 2018
After a year’s hiatus, academics have announced a call for papers for the interdisciplinary Transitions 2018 symposium, taking place at Birkbeck College, London, on Saturday 10th November 2018. Originally convened by PhD students in 2010, Transitions at Birkbeck College is… Read More ›
Pitch perfect! 2000AD Prog 2088, on sale now
With a stunning cover by Neil Roberts (he’s doing some great covers for Commando, too) the latest issue of 2000AD – Prog 2088 – come packed with some terrific strips. i’m really enjoying new thrill “Skip Tracer“, and theres a… Read More ›
Don’t Forget! Small Press Day is this Saturday!
Small Press Day, a celebration of self-publishing, DIY culture, and grassroots comics across the UK and Ireland is back for a third outing this Saturday, 7th July 2018 – and there are a whole host of happenings taking place around… Read More ›
British Comic Creators among 2018 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards nominees
The 2018 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards Nominees were recently announced, along with the release of the final ballot, and include a number of British creators. Michael Lance “Mike” Wieringo was known to fans and friends as “Ringo”, which… Read More ›
In Review: The Murder Club – Useless Deaths Volumes One and Two
By Tony Cooper Out: Now Self-published, 72 Page Graphic Novels Warning: These books contain adult themes and language The Books: In Volume One, Lisa, a student preparing for her A-levels, is recruited by fellow student Tom, who wants to see… Read More ›
New Greeting Cards are needed! Art & Hue’s new “The Avengers” releases help celebrate Diana Rigg’s impending 80th birthday
. It’s no state secret that Art & Hue likes the cult 1960s British TV show The Avengers, as evidenced by the large pop art collection of stylish art prints featuring the show’s characters. Starring Diana Rigg as Mrs… Read More ›