Jeff Hawke Space Gen Cards: comics inspired education!

Back in 1956, Junior Express Weekly, a weekly comic from the Daily Express, produced a batch of Jeff Hawke-inspired cards with a scientific background. The settings are those in which comic strip hero Jeff Hawke works, all with reference to Sydney Jordan‘s stories: the solar system, the spaceships, the various moments in the daily lifeContinue reading Jeff Hawke Space Gen Cards: comics inspired education!

Comic artist and editor John Allard in 2014. Photo: Ant Jones

In Memoriam: “Garth” Artist and editor John Allard

We’re sorry to report the passing of Garth artist and former Daily Mirror strip editor John Allard, an unsung hero in the character’s success, not just in Britain, but in terms of his popularity wherever his adventures were re-published across the globe, including Australia and India. John played such an important part in not onlyContinue reading In Memoriam: “Garth” Artist and editor John Allard

Comics Revue - August 2018 SNIP

Daily Mirror comic star Garth adventures continue in latest Comics Revue magazine

The August 2018 issue of Comics Revue is on sale now, with a cover by Jeremy MacPherson featuring Flash Gordon. This issue includes another Garth story by Modesty Blaise creator Peter O’Donnell, “Garth in Hollywood”, drawn by Steve Dowling and John Allard, first published in 1953. Published by Rick Norwood, each bi-monthly issue of ComicsContinue reading Daily Mirror comic star Garth adventures continue in latest Comics Revue magazine

Remembering the Daily Mirror strip “Romeo Brown”, the work of Alfred Mazure, Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway

Before Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway collaborated on Modesty Blaise, they worked together on a very different, humorous series, Romeo Brown, published in the Daily Mirror between 1954 and 1963 – a newspaper strip now little known in the UK, despite a following in Europe. Very much in the style of Norman Pett’s Jane stripContinue reading Remembering the Daily Mirror strip “Romeo Brown”, the work of Alfred Mazure, Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway

Legends of Comic Women and Men of Paper By Enric Badia Romero

Axa and Modesty Blaise artist Romero announces new art book

Modesty Blaise and Axa artist Enric Badia Romero, still very much active, has announced a new book, Legends of Comic Women and Men of Paper, available to pre-order from him direct. It’s the latest in a line of self-published Books from the artist, this title dedicated to compiling all his illustrations of various comic characters,Continue reading Axa and Modesty Blaise artist Romero announces new art book