My appreciation of comic artist Ron Smith, who died earlier this week, is lifelong. His passing is a great loss to the British comics industry, and our community… On the afternoon of Wednesday 2nd October 1974, I was feeling a bit sorry for myself. I had been off school for six weeks and I was boredContinue reading Ron Smith – A Personal Tribute by Colin Noble
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
In the first of a series of articles, publisher, comics creator and historian of Tamil comics King Viswa reveals some disturbing and bizarre instances of comics copyright theft by a Tamil comics publisher… Research and documents prove that the first ever Tamil children’s magazine was published in India way back in 1839. It was aContinue reading When Batman got Knocked Off – and encountered British comics “The Spider” along the way!
Writer and artist Steve Bright, co-creator of Bananaman, recently posted a touching memory of The Beano’s second editor Harry Cramond on social media. Steve worked for Harry on The Beano for some 18 months and came to know the idiosyncrasies of his boss and, with Steve’s full permission, we present his memories of both Harry CramondContinue reading Creating Comics: Beano Editor Harry Cramond, as remembered by artist Steve Bright
Over on eBay, seller “Forbidden Box” is not only selling a smashing piece of 2000AD Dan Dare art by Dave Gibbons but also an early, uncensored page from the short-lived weekly Scream drawn by Jesus Redondo. The Scream art from “Monster“, a strip originally devised by Alan Moore – offered for £350 – differs from the published editionContinue reading Spot the Difference: Scream comic art uncensored