Hurrah for Gin by Katie Kirby

Katie Kirby’s “Hurrah for Gin” gets licensing deal

Licensing agency Riverside Brands has just added the popular online parenting series, Hurrah for Gin, to its portfolio, a comedic pastiche of modern day parenthood survival by Katie Kirby, whose third book, Reluctant Adult, quickly hit the Sunday Times bestseller list earlier this month. Based on digital marketer Katie Kirby‚Äôs own trials and tribulations ofContinue reading Katie Kirby’s “Hurrah for Gin” gets licensing deal

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A Comics Curiosity: The 1990s British “Smurfs Comic”

With a major exhibition dedicated to Peyo‘s The Smurfs part of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, running into November in Kendal, what better time to step back to the 1990s, when Maida Vale-based DeVere Entertainment published a British Smurfs comic? The Smurfs story began in October 1958, in the pages of the BelgianContinue reading A Comics Curiosity: The 1990s British “Smurfs Comic”

Crowdfunding Spotlight: The Mary Boys

What’s not to love about an irreverent comic centring on four brothers who gain superhuman abilities from getting drunk? Because that’s exactly what you’re being offered in The Mary Boys by comics writer and artist Karl Stephan… and it looks great.Continue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: The Mary Boys

When British Comics were… European!

Comic artist, publisher and writer Bambos Georgiou takes a look at just some of the European comic strips that once featured in Fleetway’s British weekly comics, supplementing originated strips…. The UK comics industry in the 1960s has often been cited as one of the largest in the world, leading to a voracious appetite for material.Continue reading When British Comics were… European!

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Beano backs Climate Change Strike School Kids

Beano has today issued an open letter from Beano Studios CEO Emma Scott, backing tens of thousands of school kids around the world ahead of the planned youth climate change strike this Friday 20th September 2019. downthetubes notes Beano is already one of few British news stand titles aimed at a younger audience to largelyContinue reading Beano backs Climate Change Strike School Kids