Regular readers of downthetubes will recall how earlier this year we reported on Britain’s National Railways’ foray into superheroes with safety-conscious Captain Caution, back in the 1980s – but he wasn’t their only costumed crusader!
Charlie “Chas” Grigg was a cartoonist who drew Desperate Dan, Korky the Cat and many other characters for the DC Thomson’s comics – Dandy, Beano, Topper and Judy, from the 1960s to 1980s. Now a new book about his life and work has just been published – and his family are dedicating half the proceeds The Alzheimer’s Society and Dudley-based dementia support group, Me, Myself & I.
His much-admired work will also be celebrated at a special event at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival next year.
Beano has continued its rubber chicken Christmas tradition with a brand new window display, unveiled earlier this week at their Fleet Street office. Passers-by were surprised with a unique insight into the rubber chicken’s home life as the flock took… Read More ›
If you’re a VIZ fan, or know someone who is, there’s an opportunity to buy a piece of original Pathetic Sharks art by top cartoonist Lew Stringer on eBay right now
Out this week from Rebellion Publishing is the latest issue of 2000 AD, with a great “Tharg” cover by Rob Davis, plus two new comic collections, including Ken Reid’s wonderful, spectacularly bonkers World-Wide Weirdies