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Comics Inspiration: How Celebrities have inspired the look of some Comic Characters Part 3: 2000AD Edition

As people seem to have enjoyed Part One and Part Two of my look at celebrities who inspired the look of some well-known British comic characters, I thought it makes sense to add in Part Three, while I still have enough material that will make us all go ooh. This article since first posted hasContinue reading Comics Inspiration: How Celebrities have inspired the look of some Comic Characters Part 3: 2000AD Edition

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Comics Inspiration: How Celebrities have inspired the look of some Comic Characters Part 2

After my first article about the use of real people in stories, who should I be chatting to but comic artist Mike Dorey, who was kind enough to point out two examples of his work where he used the likeness of a couple of actors for his look… The first one is “Victor Drago“, theContinue reading Comics Inspiration: How Celebrities have inspired the look of some Comic Characters Part 2

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Comics Inspiration: How Celebrities have inspired the look of some Comic Characters

As a kid, I loved seeing the different faces that artists would give to characters.  I enjoyed the varying takes artists would have on each character, which is probably part of the reason I have never been “precious” about who drew different characters.  And yes, I do have my favourite artists for different characters, suchContinue reading Comics Inspiration: How Celebrities have inspired the look of some Comic Characters

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Ron Smith – A Personal Tribute by Colin Noble

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

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In Review: Illustrators Special 2 – War Is Hell

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