Masters of Comic Book Art: Pino Dell’Orco

downthetubes contributor Colin Noble has a remarkable collection of Picture Library comics and we’ve featured his researches into just how often some classic tales – and covers have been re-used down the years. Here’s another gem, but this one by the brilliant Italian artist Pino Dell’Orco, also has some grounding in historical fact. Published backContinue reading Masters of Comic Book Art: Pino Dell’Orco

Unity Wall art project launches at Lakes Festival this weekend

The team behind the The Unity Wall project, which intends to showcase the creative talent of artists from around the globe, will be on the hunt for artists interested in contributing to a unique comics project at this weekend’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival. The Unity Wall is a project which intends to showcase theContinue reading Unity Wall art project launches at Lakes Festival this weekend

Félicette - The First Cat in Space

Work continues to celebrate the First Cat in Space with memorial statue

Late last year, artist Matthew Serge Guy launched a Kickstarter to create a memorial to Félicette, the first cat in space. The project clearly caught the mood of cat lovers worldwide, because he raised over £43,000 to make the project happen – the challenge now is to secure a location in France. Unlike Laika, theContinue reading Work continues to celebrate the First Cat in Space with memorial statue

Lady Penelope’s Boss Lady Handbook

Thunderbirds Lady Penelope focus of new merchandise from Half Moon Bay

Award-winning wholesaler Half Moon Bay has secured the licensing rights for both Moomin and Thunderbirds, adding the classic brands to its expanding gift and publishing portfolio in the UK, with new launches early in 2019. The Bath-based company, established in 1995, already has a licensing slate that this year alone has seen eleven new additionsContinue reading Thunderbirds Lady Penelope focus of new merchandise from Half Moon Bay