The Art of John Armstrong

Life and work of Misty artist John Armstrong celebrated

A colour copy of John Armstrong’s cover for a fan-published special dedicated to girls comic Misty, published in 2006 by A new Facebook group dedicated to British girls comic artist John Armstrong has just gone public with the support of the artist’s family, who are keen to see a lasting memorial to his work. John,Continue reading Life and work of Misty artist John Armstrong celebrated

Peyo, creator of The Smurfs. Image: IMPS

Creator Spotlight: Peyo, Gifted Creator of The Smurfs

Pierre Culliford (known as Peyo) was born in Brussels in 1928. He was forced to work for a living from the age of 15, first as a projectionist in a cinema, followed by a stint in a cartoon studio. When the studio closed down, Peyo decided to move in the direction of comic strips, initially drawingContinue reading Creator Spotlight: Peyo, Gifted Creator of The Smurfs

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 44 - Graphic Medicine

Lakes Festival Podcast gets a dose of Graphic Medicine with Ian Williams

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast goes all graphic medicine  for their latest episode, chatting with ace comics creator Ian Williams. Ian created the Graphic Medicine website and following on from that has created two graphic novels, The Bad Doctor and the upcoming  The Lady Doctor, due for release next month from Myriad Editions. The Lady Doctor focuses onContinue reading Lakes Festival Podcast gets a dose of Graphic Medicine with Ian Williams

Eagle Sporting Personalities by Ross - Rom Smith - Eagle 22 September 1950

When Ron Smith drew for Eagle

2000AD and DC Thomson artist Ron Smith may not have been a name immediately associated with the original Eagle comic, best known for “Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future” – created by Frank Hampson and his team – “Riders of the Range”, “Luck of the Legion” and many more incredible strips. But in fact, RonContinue reading When Ron Smith drew for Eagle