Bug Hunter Big Red by Jerry Paris

Flashback Focus: Who Remembers Jerry Paris’ Bug Hunters?

By Lucas Williams For pre-teen computer game geek me of the early 1980s, artist Jerry Paris was simply the guy who did cool computer game magazine covers… but it would turn out he did great comics, too, and I was delighted to have the chance to talk to him about his work recently. Jerry hadContinue reading Flashback Focus: Who Remembers Jerry Paris’ Bug Hunters?

Shrewsbury gets set to become UK comics capital with “Comics Salopia” in June

The biggest names in comic art will descend on Shrewsbury on the first weekend in June, for Comics Salopia, a new international comics festival, which organisers say is set to cement the town’s reputation as the unofficial home of the British comics industry – and got its official launch earlier today.Continue reading Shrewsbury gets set to become UK comics capital with “Comics Salopia” in June

My Snowman by Posy Simmonds

“The Snowman” art auction raises over £10,000 for charity

Penguin Ventures and Penguin Random House have raised more than £10,000 for charity through its online The Snowman art auction, held in the run up to Christmas. As part of the 40th anniversary of Raymond Briggs‘ The Snowman, Penguin asked leading children’s book illustrators to recreate the character in their own styles. Quentin Blake, AdamContinue reading “The Snowman” art auction raises over £10,000 for charity

Peyo, creator of The Smurfs. Image: IMPS

Creator Spotlight: Peyo, Gifted Creator of The Smurfs

Pierre Culliford (known as Peyo) was born in Brussels in 1928. He was forced to work for a living from the age of 15, first as a projectionist in a cinema, followed by a stint in a cartoon studio. When the studio closed down, Peyo decided to move in the direction of comic strips, initially drawingContinue reading Creator Spotlight: Peyo, Gifted Creator of The Smurfs