Petition calls for arts funding support for British Comics on a par with Opera

The UK has a long tradition of making good comic books. Yet since the 1980s, sales of comics in newsagents, while still stronger than some magazine sectors, have declined drastically. Comic creator Sean Michael Wilson – author of the upcoming graphic novel The Many Not the Few with artist Robert Brown, introduced by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, is calling for better funding support for comic art projects to encourage creators.Continue reading Petition calls for arts funding support for British Comics on a par with Opera

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Replacing Eagle: The Comics That Didn’t Make It – Part 4 Another Eureka

This series of articles by Jeremy Briggs covers the dummy comics that were created through the years as potential ‘modern’ versions of the original Eagle comic from the 1950s and 1960s, none of which ever made it to newsagents’ shelves. Lost Eagle and Lighting from the 1970s are here and Terra Nova from the 1980sContinue reading Replacing Eagle: The Comics That Didn’t Make It – Part 4 Another Eureka

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Giles “Grandma” and family head to the stage in a new musical

Are you a fan of the cartoons of Carl Giles, best known for his work for the Daily and Sunday Express? Then you might like to know his characters – yes, including his often terrifying Grandma – are being brought to life in in a new musical, opening at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich next weekContinue reading Giles “Grandma” and family head to the stage in a new musical

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Replacing Eagle: The Comics That Didn’t Make It – Part 3 Eureka

This series of articles by Jeremy Briggs covers the dummy comics that were created through the years as potential ‘modern’ versions of the original Eagle comic from the 1950s and 1960s, none of which ever made it to newsagents’ shelves. Lost Eagle and Lighting from the 1970s are here and Terra Nova from the 1980sContinue reading Replacing Eagle: The Comics That Didn’t Make It – Part 3 Eureka

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Murderers in the desert stalk latest Commando Comics!

Brand new issues of DC Thomson’s Commando (Issues 5219 – 5222) are out this Thursday – and together with the wider release of The Art of Ian Kennedy book, fans of the comic have some treats in store! Previously offered only via the DC Thomson Shop, The Art of Ian Kennedy, reviewed here by ColinContinue reading Murderers in the desert stalk latest Commando Comics!