Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare

New Frank Hampson exhibition opens in Southport, launch event next week

Following up on our earlier post, an exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson has just opened at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s – and a special opening event will take place next week. Frank Hampson – The Man WhoContinue reading New Frank Hampson exhibition opens in Southport, launch event next week

Mazeworld Spread by Arthur Ranson

Orbital Comics announces “Art of Arthur Ranson” exhibition

Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career. In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000AD, Mazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written byContinue reading Orbital Comics announces “Art of Arthur Ranson” exhibition

Art for The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. © Ray Harryhausen SNIP

Major Ray Harryhausen retrospective announced for Summer 2020 – in Scotland

The Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art and the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation have announced provisional dates for an exhibition celebrating the work of the extraordinary film maker Ray Harryhausen, in 2020, encompassing his entire career. Ray’s wife, Diana, had very strong links to Scotland, as the great-great granddaughter of explorer David Livingstone. Ray himself designed aContinue reading Major Ray Harryhausen retrospective announced for Summer 2020 – in Scotland

Beano: A Manual for Mischief

National Library of Scotland celebrates Beano’s 80th anniversary with special one day event in Glasgow

Join the National Library at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow at a special event to wish a very happy 80th birthday to the iconic Scottish comic, The Beano. 80 years ago, the launch of The Beano revolutionised British comics. It was an immediate success and by 1950 circulation was close to two million copies per issue. ThisContinue reading National Library of Scotland celebrates Beano’s 80th anniversary with special one day event in Glasgow

Playing for a Draw Colouring Book by Luke and Steve McGarry

Could you win a Limited Edition football-inspired colouring book by Luke and Steve McGarry?

Limited to just 100 copies, Steve McGarry and Luke McGarry created a fun football-themed colouring book as part of the activities surrounding the Playing for a Draw exhibition.. and here’s your chance to win one in our latest competition, but you’ll have to be quick! Currently on display at the National Football Museum in Manchester,Continue reading Could you win a Limited Edition football-inspired colouring book by Luke and Steve McGarry?