Comics artist John Armstrong died this week, He’s best known for his work on the girls comics titles Bunty, Misty and Tammy, and for co-creating the long-running “Bella at the Bar” strip for the latter – but made very few appearances at comics events, but in 2003 I persuaded him to be part of theContinue reading In His Own Words: The Comics Career of Misty and Tammy artist John Armstrong
Artist and writer Keith Page shines a light on the work and impact of Corto Maltese creator Hugo Pratt, on his own work and that of others… Hugo Pratt (1927 – 1995) was a most unusual comics creator by British and American standards and little of his work is available in an English translation. HisContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight – The Picasso of Comics, Hugo Pratt, by Keith Page
Comic artist Frank Bellamy died suddenly on 5th July 1976, at the height of his powers. He left behind a body of work that included strips such as “Heros the Spartan” and “Dan Dare” for Eagle, “Thunderbirds” for TV Century 21, memorable “Doctor Who” illustrations for the Radio Times , “Garth” for the Daily MirrorContinue reading “Swade” – the Last New Work of Artist Frank Bellamy?
Donald L. “Don” Heck was an American comics artist best known for co-creating the Marvel Comics character Iron Man (not the character’s design, but plenty more that shaped him), and for his long run penciling the Marvel superhero-team series The Avengers during the 1960s. For many, he’s a much under appreciated artist, despite his solidContinue reading Delivering the goods: Don Heck, a much under appreciated artist
Marc Jackson is one of the busiest cartoonist’s on the British comic scene at the moment. From his strips in online comic Aces Weekly, to his own superb self-published books to his cover for Splank! Number One, his style is instantly recognisable. Marc is also a perfect example of how to promote comics to kidsContinue reading In Praise of… comic artist (and editor!) Marc Jackson (and his new humuour comic, Goof!)