Stranger than Fiction: When Comics tell only half a “True Story”

Growing up, like many of you, I’m sure you wondered just how “true” some of the “true stories” told in comics actually were. Sometimes, it seems, truth is far, far stranger than fiction… and sometimes, far from as “funny” as presented…Continue reading Stranger than Fiction: When Comics tell only half a “True Story”

Lakes Festival Focus 2019: Milena Huhta

Lakes Festival Focus 2019: An interview with Illustrator Milena Huhta

Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. This “Festival Focus” for 2019 is with Milena Huhta, a Finnish-Polish artist with macabre inclinations, based in Helsinki. Working on everything from record and book covers to editorial illustrationsContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2019: An interview with Illustrator Milena Huhta

Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 - Challenging Conventions Montage

Challenging Conventions: Lakes International Comic Art Festival set to tackle society taboos next month

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal next month will feature comic artwork and writers who are tackling some of the biggest issues and taboos facing society. Offering a wide ranging programme, events will include appearances by artists using the comic art form to explore – the devastating impacts of climate change, censorship,Continue reading Challenging Conventions: Lakes International Comic Art Festival set to tackle society taboos next month

Lakes Festival Focus 2019: Elyon's

Lakes Festival Focus 2019: An Interview with African artist Elyon’s

Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. This “Festival Focus” for 2019 is with Elyon’s, the founder of Bilili BD Festival, the first festival dedicated to comics in the Republic of Congo, whose work, The DiaryContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2019: An Interview with African artist Elyon’s

Comics Writer James Tomlinson

Creating Comics: An Interview with Eagle and Battle writer James Tomlinson

Ahead of his first ever appearance at a comics event (Swapmeet #5 on Saturday 28th September 2019, in Watford) I caught up with one of the guests of honour, James Tomlinson. James – son of Eagle, Tiger and Roy of the Rovers editor Barrie Tomlinson – has written the adventures of some of Britain’s mostContinue reading Creating Comics: An Interview with Eagle and Battle writer James Tomlinson