Carl Giles at work in his garden in 1945, filmed by British Pathé

WebFind: The Legendary Daily Express cartoonist Giles at work – in 1945

British Pathé has posted a short film about Carl Giles, one of Britain’s most-loved newspaper cartoonists, at work in 1945. At this point, Giles was working for Express Newspapers, but some of the very best of the cartoons he produced between 1939 and 1945, many created for Reynold’s News were brought together in 2017 inContinue reading WebFind: The Legendary Daily Express cartoonist Giles at work – in 1945

Westair Reproductions "Dinosaur Attack" Rub-Down Transfers

WebFind: Rub-Down Transfers Revived!

Anyone of a certain age, who probably grew up in the 1960s and 70s any way, will remember Letraset’s “Action Transfers” (and similar products), offering the opportunity to create your own Doctor Who, Joe 90, Star Wars and Tarzan adventures with “rub-down” figures applied to “blank canvas” backgrounds. But until this morning, I had no idea they were still being made.Continue reading WebFind: Rub-Down Transfers Revived!

Kangaroo Illustration - Look and Learn (1970s)

WebFind: Look and Learn, Treasure illustrations galore from Holloway Fine Art

Quite by chance, I came across the eBay page Holloway Fine Art, which is offering hundreds of artworks from classic annuals, books magazines such as Look and Learn and Treasure, including 1980s Famous Five illustrations by Leslie Branton. Also on offer is art by Lewis Baumer, Luis Bermejo, Jesus Blasco, Brian Cosgrove, Reginald B. Davies,Continue reading WebFind: Look and Learn, Treasure illustrations galore from Holloway Fine Art

WebFind: Gene Colan: Visions of a Man Without Fear

If you’re a fan of artist Gene Colan like me, then this 48-page exhibition catalogue on offer from the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum is a bit of a gem. Gene Colan: Visions of a Man Without Fear features high-quality reproductions of select pieces from Gene Colan’s career-defining work for Marvel Comics from the 1960sContinue reading WebFind: Gene Colan: Visions of a Man Without Fear

Jermome Bixby's The Man from Earth

WebFind: The Man from Earth (and its sequel)

So on a ramble through Amazon, I came across and watched the restored version of the intriguing 2007 film, The Man from Earth. Simply put, it’s a film that centres on “College professors discussing many topics with a colleague who claims to be thousands of years old” – but that plot description really doesn’t do itContinue reading WebFind: The Man from Earth (and its sequel)