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Bob Wakelin classic games covers art prints now available

Bob Wakelin, the artist behind some of the most iconic cover art of the 1980s, passed away in January last year – but now his family are offering prints of some of his work via Etsy, which left an indelible mark on the imaginations of games players in the 1980s. Bob was best known forContinue reading Bob Wakelin classic games covers art prints now available

Age of Heroes art by John Ridgway, story by James Hudnall

In Memoriam: Comic Writer James D. Hudnall

We’re sorry to report the passing of American comics writer and novelist James Hudnall, who died earlier this week aged 61, a day before his 62nd birthday. He had recently been working on a new episode of the fantasy adventure, Age of Heroes, drawn by John Ridgway, but the script, based on James novel ofContinue reading In Memoriam: Comic Writer James D. Hudnall

Magazine editor Dave Reeder, on a press trip in Italy in 2015. Via Facebook

In Memoriam: Dave Reeder, magazine editor and comics collector

Last month, I was shocked to learn of the passing of longtime comics and music collector, writer, journalist and longtime magazine editor Dave Reeder in November 2018 after a long battle with various health issuesContinue reading In Memoriam: Dave Reeder, magazine editor and comics collector

Art for Mr Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham

In Memoriam: Children’s Illustrator John Burningham

John Burningham, who died earlier this month aged 82, was the creator of beloved picture books including Mr Gumpy’s Outing and Avocado Baby. He and his wife and fellow illustrator Helen Oxenbury were given a joint lifetime achievement award from children’s charity Booktrust last year, celebrating their work on books including Husherbye, Granpa and Oi!Continue reading In Memoriam: Children’s Illustrator John Burningham

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Ron Smith – A Personal Tribute by Colin Noble

My appreciation of comic artist Ron Smith, who died earlier this week, is lifelong. His passing is a great loss to the British comics industry, and our community… On the afternoon of Wednesday 2nd October 1974, I was feeling a bit sorry for myself.  I had been off school for six weeks and I was boredContinue reading Ron Smith – A Personal Tribute by Colin Noble