Pictured left to right: Breakthrough co-ordinator Tim Pilcher with participants Danny Christie, Hannah Hodgson, Michael Lightfoot, Abbigayle Bircham and Halima Hassan at Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire, in May 2019

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Breakthrough new creators project gets underway

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has held the first workshops for its ambitious Breakthrough project, which aims to give under-represented individuals a chance to express themselves through the medium of comics. Five aspiring comic creators – Abbigayle Bircham, Danny Christie, Halima Hassan, Hannah Hodgson and Michael Lightfoot – are taking part in the inaugural 18-month mentoring initiative,Continue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival Breakthrough new creators project gets underway

“Seeing the Bigger Picture” by David Shaw

What has the EU Ever Done for Us? “Europe+” Comic Challenge goes on tour

The shortlisted entries of this year’s Animate Europe comics competition, challenging creators with to come up with a comic addressing the value of the European Union, are now on tour around the continent. With Britain’s involvement in the EU drawing to a close, despite the difficulties reaching that end, there has to be more than aContinue reading What has the EU Ever Done for Us? “Europe+” Comic Challenge goes on tour

The Black Iris by Russell Mark Olson

In Review: The Black Iris by Russell Mark Olson

By Russell Mark Olson Beginning life as an Inktober project last year, The Black Iris is a glorious film-in-a-book, rendered using only black India ink washes and a smattering of correction fluid. The book tells the story of the Black Iris, a World War Two resistance fighter and spy, on her attempt to smuggle plansContinue reading In Review: The Black Iris by Russell Mark Olson

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In Memoriam: Comic Artist Jordi Longarón, co-creator of “Friday Foster”

We’re sorry to report the recent passing of Spanish comic artist and illustrator, Jordi Longarón, co-creator of the ground-breaking newspaper strip “Friday Foster” with writer Jim Lawrence. He was 86. Better known, for some, as Jorge Longarón, over a long and much-admired career, his many credits include work not only in his native Spain, butContinue reading In Memoriam: Comic Artist Jordi Longarón, co-creator of “Friday Foster”

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Charley’s War Battle “In the Trenches” Cover offered on eBay

There’s a great opportunity to get hold of an original “Charley’s War” Battle cover by Joe Colquhoun on eBay right now – and, unlike a number of Joe’s covers, this one will definitely sell. Rather than open bids at the often £500 price point, the seller, who is donating some of the proceeds to PendlesideContinue reading Charley’s War Battle “In the Trenches” Cover offered on eBay