NICE 2019 Fund Raiser Auction Promotion

NICE 2018 auction offers amazing comic art in fund-raising bid for future events

Quickly following up on the success of the NICE convention last weekend, the NICE 2018 Auction, in aid of next year’s event, opens soon on the CatWiki site. Comic artists who were guests at NICE 2018 last week – who included Ryan Brown, Ian Churchill, Alan Davis, Esad Ribic, Patricia Martín Samaniego, Lew Stringer, Dylan Teague and manyContinue reading NICE 2018 auction offers amazing comic art in fund-raising bid for future events

A tribute to Doctor Syntax, the first 19th century British comics brand

Doctor Syntax – not to be confused with the hip hop rapper – was a hybrid character of caricature and comic verse, and one of the first illustrated characters to have his own merchandise in England, the work of political caricaturist Doctor Thomas Rowlandson for Poetical Magazine, illustrating the writing of William Combe. The TourContinue reading A tribute to Doctor Syntax, the first 19th century British comics brand

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Comic Book Postal Auctions latest offering launched, includes original Beano, Dandy art

Comic Book Postal Auctions has just launched their August / September auction – and there are some great British comics offerings, including original art from the Beano, and The Dandy – and rare copies of early appearances of Dick Boss, The Netherlands first comic book hero. Their recent May auction achieved some strong results. TheContinue reading Comic Book Postal Auctions latest offering launched, includes original Beano, Dandy art

Illustrators Special 2: War Is Hell - Cottonwool Commandos

In Review: Illustrators Special 2 – War Is Hell

For those of you that are aware of the Book Palace, you will hopefully also be aware of their in-house imprint which publishes Illustrators, a beautiful produced quarterly magazine dedicated to enhancing our knowledge of all things dealing with comics.  In fact, they call it Illustration art rather than comics and I am not inclinedContinue reading In Review: Illustrators Special 2 – War Is Hell

Dan Dare by Frank Hampson - Watercolour

Rare Frank Hampson Dan Dare painting fetches a pretty penny at auction

A Dan Dare watercolour by his creator Frank Hampson recently sold on eBay for £650, complete with a letter of provenance from the artist himself. An earlier ink sketch of Dan by Frank with a similar pose that will feature in the Frank Hampson at 100 exhibition at The Atkinson, Southport, in September. With thanks toContinue reading Rare Frank Hampson Dan Dare painting fetches a pretty penny at auction