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

People First Merseyside Charity Auction - art by Simon Bisley

Charity Auction offers 30 comic artworks by Bisley, Jock, McCrea and many more

The latest People First Merseyside Charity Auction, which ends Saturday 8th December, is offering 30 unique pieces of original comic art from some of the top names in comics to raise money for people with learning difficultiesContinue reading Charity Auction offers 30 comic artworks by Bisley, Jock, McCrea and many more

Jason’s Birthday Adventure - art by Jack Potter SNIP

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Jason’s Birthday Adventure, aimed at improving reading skills

Unity Empower, a Scottish charity working with adults with learning disabilities have launched a crowdfunder for a new comic project – Jason’s Adventures. Unity Empower is looking to raise £3000 to be able to produce and publish Jason’s Adventures, a unique comic series developed and created by adults living with a learning disability, which willContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Jason’s Birthday Adventure, aimed at improving reading skills

Lizz Lunney provides a trout-provoking tale for 24 PANELS

24 PANELS Anthology creator line-up revealed, includes Alex de Campi, Paul Cornell, Lizz Lunney, Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie, and many others

US comics publisher Image Comics has announced more details of the forthcoming 24 PANELS Anthology, the charity comics project curated by Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, PHONOGRAM) we highlighted earlier this year when a call for submissions went out. This charity anthology will benefit the survivors of the Grenfell fire and Kieron has been supportedContinue reading 24 PANELS Anthology creator line-up revealed, includes Alex de Campi, Paul Cornell, Lizz Lunney, Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie, and many others

Food for Thought - Cover by Alan Davis SNIP

Food for Thought: a classic British Charity Comic that now commands a high collector price

Back in the 1980s, before the dawn of the internet, the British comics community celebrated the form in print. It was a vibrant scene, encompassing not only zines about comics such as Arkensword, Fantasy Advertiser and Speakeasy but fiction-based titles too. Many creators like Phil Elliott, Paul Gravett, Warren Ellis, Smuzz (then known as SMS),Continue reading Food for Thought: a classic British Charity Comic that now commands a high collector price