Batman Who Laughs #2 January 2019 - art by Jock SNIP

Batman Who Laughs #2 original art by Jock for sale

The opportunity to purchase Jock‘s original art to the popular Batman Who Laughs Issue 2 (and remaining pages of #1) is on offer over at comic art web site Splash Page Comic Art – which also offers art by a number of British comic creators, including Charlie Adlard and Dave Gibbons. Released in January, afterContinue reading Batman Who Laughs #2 original art by Jock for sale

Alan Cowsill, Nigel Parkinson, Tim Quinn and Dave Taylor

A Comic Heroes! night out announced – in Liverpool in support of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Liverpool’s Blackwell’s Bookshop and Liverpool Lions Club will host a special night in April to help promote the new Heroes! Magazine published in aid of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital next month. If you haven’t bought a copy of Heroes! yet, it’s a smashing picture story magazine featuring illustrated story work by a host of great comicContinue reading A Comic Heroes! night out announced – in Liverpool in support of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman is back… and in big trouble!

The next issue of indie hit and Kickstarter-funded Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman (#8), created by Tom Ward and Luke Parker (artist on the Halloween Eagle strip for Dark Horse appearing in Astro Hustle), lettered by Nic J. Shaw, is available to pre-order now!Continue reading Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman is back… and in big trouble!

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Lost British Comic Projects: SCOOPS, a Newspaper Comic

In January’s initial downthetubes tribute to the late Ron Smith, pages of original artwork – that had earlier appeared on eBay – were presumed to have been for the artist’s own speculative adventure comic project. This confusion arose from the related paperwork, involving Ron Holland, who – rather than the renowned 2000AD illustrator – wasContinue reading Lost British Comic Projects: SCOOPS, a Newspaper Comic

The Spacefleet Helicar, as released for the Dan Dare Picture Card series released by Calvert in 1954. Via EBay

Unearthed: Early Dan Dare designs by Frank Hampson inspired inspired by innovative 1950s inventions

A discovery of an auction item of Dan Dare-related art by Frank Hampson sheds welcome light on the artist and writer’s visionary design work, and how he not only drew on contemporary design but came up with all-new inventions for the “Dan Dare” comic strip for Eagle, some that would become reality. Auctioned in 2017Continue reading Unearthed: Early Dan Dare designs by Frank Hampson inspired inspired by innovative 1950s inventions