Streetcat Bob - Animated Series

StreetCat Bob gets animated series

UK pay TV children’s channel Sky Kids has commissioned StreetCat Bob, an animated series inspired by the cat that has already been the subject of books and a major feature film. StreetCat Bob is a real-life stray ginger cat, credited with turning around the life of James Bowen, a former addict and homeless person whoContinue reading StreetCat Bob gets animated series

BUN&TEA Preview - Cover SNIP

Crowdfunding Spotlight: BUN&TEA, edited by Claire Napier

Having been a critic of all-format, all-source comics since 2012 or so – most notably as Editor in Chief at Women Write About Comics between 2017 and 2018, and long before that, a keen reader of British weekly serial comics, Claire Napier has now decided to see if she can combine what she knows andContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: BUN&TEA, edited by Claire Napier

John McCrea - Spider-Man

John McCrea’s solo exhibition opens in Birmingham

Paul H. Birch reports on the opening of comic artist John McCrea’s solo exhibition at the Birmingham gallery Havill & Travis at Primitivo. Work from throughout John’s long and illustrious career is being showcased, including original cover art drawings framed with the actual published comics, limited edition screen-prints and limited edition giclee prints. Three new stunningContinue reading John McCrea’s solo exhibition opens in Birmingham

Art by Posy Simmonds

“Posy Simmonds: A Retrospective” Exhibition opens this week

Posy Simmonds: A Retrospective opens at London’s House of Illustration on Friday (24th May), running until 15th September. Co-curated by Paul Gravett, author of the recently released Posy Simmonds monograph from Thames & Hudson, it’s the first major British exhibition of the celebrated comic artist and graphic novelist. Posy Simmonds once described her job onContinue reading “Posy Simmonds: A Retrospective” Exhibition opens this week

Art from the 2018 Manga Silver Award-winning story "Miseyieki" by and © Shangomola Edunjobi

Thirteenth Japan International MANGA Award competition closing date approaches

The call for entries is open to all over the world for the 13th Japan International Manga Award, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. The  deadline is 14th June 2019. Previous British winners include Sean Michael Wilson, who won a Bronze in the 10th Awards in 2016, with Japanese artist Akiko Shimojima,Continue reading Thirteenth Japan International MANGA Award competition closing date approaches