Comics shelves at WHSmith St Annes - Photo: Mark Hetherington

High street comics retailer WHSmith ranked bottom of annual Which? poll

WHSmith has finished bottom of the Which? annual UK high street shops survey rankings of more than 100 shops for the ninth year in a row, while specialist retailers come out on top. The annual survey of more than 7700 Which? members looked at the bricks and mortar shops offering the best in-store experiences, amidContinue reading High street comics retailer WHSmith ranked bottom of annual Which? poll

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Pat Mills issues statement on 2000AD-related royalties

2000AD creator Pat Mills official blog, part of Millsverse, might be an acquired taste for some with its mix of marketing and memoir, but I really do enjoy the industry details. (I think “The Sparky People” strip in my childhood copies of Sparky is what started me on the road to a life in publishing,Continue reading Pat Mills issues statement on 2000AD-related royalties

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Funny Pages Free Comic Book Day comic heads to eBay … for a tenner

Even before Free Comic Book Day 2019 is over, copies of Rebellion’s Treasury of British Comics free Funny Pages sampler of British humour comics is now being offered on eBay for a staggering £9.95Continue reading Funny Pages Free Comic Book Day comic heads to eBay … for a tenner

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Social Issues in Cosplay: Racism

Holly Rose Swinyard, editor of The Cosplay Journal, examines an unpleasant aspect of the cosplay scene – and what can be done to tackle racism in the community… With thanks for contributions from cosplayers Andrien Gbinigie and Isa. Racism is probably one of the biggest issues in the cosplay community. You’d think with a community thatContinue reading Social Issues in Cosplay: Racism

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Cosplay is Not Consent: Social Issues within the Cosplay Scene

The Cosplay Community as a whole is an incredibly open and welcoming place, everyone mucking in together to build a creative space where people can enjoy their hobby. But there are so still a lot of problems with social issues – sexism, racism, sexual assault and body shaming being the most obvious amongst them. TheContinue reading Cosplay is Not Consent: Social Issues within the Cosplay Scene