Atheist, Anarchist and Artist Donald Rooum SNIP

In Memoriam: Atheist, Anarchist and Artist Donald Rooum

A Tribute by Steve Marchant Just heard that my old friend and one-time tutor Donald Rooum passed away last Saturday. He was 91. A lifelong anarchist, Donald’s cartoons have appeared in Peace News since 1962. He produced the “Wildcat” comic strip for Freedom magazine since 1980 – a coloured book collection came out in 2016,Continue reading In Memoriam: Atheist, Anarchist and Artist Donald Rooum

Terrance Dicks and Barry Letts. Photo courtesy Keith Barnfather/Reeltime Pictures

In Memoriam: Doctor Who Script Editor and Novelist Terrance Dicks

A Tribute by Tymbus Robins Terrance Dicks, the generous and avuncular writer and script editor for Doctor Who has died aged 84. For a while, when Dicks’ death was announced, his name topped Twitter’s list of trending topics as tributes were posted across social media in the UK. Authors such as Jenny Colgan and NeilContinue reading In Memoriam: Doctor Who Script Editor and Novelist Terrance Dicks

Terrance Dicks (centre) on location during recording of the Doctor Who story "The Time Warrior". Photo: BBC

In Memoriam: Colin Brake pays tribute to fellow Script Editor Terrance Dicks

Terrance Dicks, who has died aged 84, wrote several Doctor Who TV stories and was script editor on many others, joining the show in 1968, as well writing numerous Doctor Who books, in particular over 60 of the Target Books adaptations of the TV series, many published at a time when very few had accessContinue reading In Memoriam: Colin Brake pays tribute to fellow Script Editor Terrance Dicks

Nigel Dobbyn and Billy and Katie

In Memoriam: 2000AD and Sonic the Comic Artist Nigel Dobbyn

I’m very saddened to report the sudden passing of 2000AD and Sonic the Comic artist Nigel Dobbyn, a comic creator whose work I very much admired. He was just 56. Via fellow artist Nigel Kitching, Nigel’s wife, Sue, tells us he had been happy and feeling well – but died of a sudden heart attack,Continue reading In Memoriam: 2000AD and Sonic the Comic Artist Nigel Dobbyn

Massimo Mattioli - Squeak the Mouse SNIP

In Memoriam: Comic Artist Massimo Mattioli

We’re sorry to report the passing of the award-winning Italian comics genius Massimo Mattioli, who died last Friday aged 75. Many comic readers may know him best for the violent funny animal strip “Squeak the Mouse“, a tale of a psychotic animal that author Paul Gravett suggests was surely an influence on Matt Groening’s ItchyContinue reading In Memoriam: Comic Artist Massimo Mattioli