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Harrier Comics revival abandoned?

There was a uproar from several creators when downthetubes reported Canadian-based publisher CPEG had announced reprints of some of independent British publisher Harrier Comics 1980s titles back in 2017 – and it seems the project is now in limbo.Continue reading Harrier Comics revival abandoned?

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Aces Weekly: Publisher David Lloyd determined to “Keep it Digital”

Aces Weekly Volume 39, the latest delivery of the long-running digital anthology, is mid-run right now. In the run up to his appearance at Ottawa Comiccon this coming weekend, publisher David Lloyd has been reaffirming his longtime belief in digital comics. After Kenny Penman, publisher of Blank Slate Books, asked David if he’d considered printContinue reading Aces Weekly: Publisher David Lloyd determined to “Keep it Digital”

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Digital anthology comic GOOF! to go on hiatus in June – but what a ride it’s been!

Digitally-distributed comics offer many opportunities for creators, not least of them a global audience, minimal distribution costs and the opportunity to creatively push the comic’s form in new ways impossible on paper. But with those opportunities come the problems of making your voice heard in an ocean full of competing talent, as artist Marc Jackson, publisher of the the subscription-based anthology GOOF! has discovered, and recounts here, as the project prepares to go on hiatus…Continue reading Digital anthology comic GOOF! to go on hiatus in June – but what a ride it’s been!

Warner asserts copyright over early Captain Marvel appearances

There are a number of comic sites online quite legally republishing digital versions of comics now considered to be in the public domain, based on extensive research and sourcing original copies. One of them is the Digital Comics Museum – run by a team clearly determined to honour contested ownership when companies like Warner Bros. recently asserted rights over early appearances by the original Captain Marvel, first published by FawcettContinue reading Warner asserts copyright over early Captain Marvel appearances

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British Library partners with Universities on Digital Comics PhD projects

The British Library is collaborating with university partners to award PhD funding for four new doctoral research projects, starting in October 2019, two on digital comics. As we previously reported, the projects will be co-supervised by the British Library, offering unique opportunities for bespoke research training and professional development. Two of those are on UKContinue reading British Library partners with Universities on Digital Comics PhD projects