Lion Kids Comic Bible - Cover SNIP

New Lion Kids Comic Bible released

Two years in the making, The Lion Kids Comic Bible, was published last week by Lion Children’s Books, a collaborative project from Ed Chatelier (original concept), Mychailo Kazybrid (script and pencils), Bambos Georgiou (inks), Jeff Anderson (colourist) and Jesus Barony (colourist). Described as great for reluctant readers, offering fun for all ages, the book offersContinue reading New Lion Kids Comic Bible released

The Ladybird Book of Nursery Rhymes, and a photograph of Digby the Cat courtesy Peter Hampson

Who knew Dan Dare’s “Digby” was also a cat?

Eagle fans will know Peter Hampson was his father Frank Hampson’s model for “Flamer” Spry in the original “Dan Dare” strip. But Peter was also called on to help his father when he illustrated for Ladybird Books… and the family cat, Digby, too! “A Ladybird Books fan asked Helen Day of the website Ladybird FlyContinue reading Who knew Dan Dare’s “Digby” was also a cat?

Swift Morgan and the Flying Saucers - SNIP

British Comic Heroes: Swift Morgan – The First Brit in Space? – and artist Denis McLoughlin

He was Britain’s first genuine picture-strip SF hero, his adventures launched in far-off 1948, visualised by the legendary Denis McLoughlin. Now, Andrew Darlington explores the full, complex, and fascinating history of Swift Morgan… ‘FAST ACTION IN THE WORLDS OF THE FUTURE’ “Chin Up Silver! We’ve Got Out Of Other Tough Spots…!” The roundly-solid blue spaceshipContinue reading British Comic Heroes: Swift Morgan – The First Brit in Space? – and artist Denis McLoughlin

MACC-POW! announces first guests for June

This year’s line-up for MACC-POW!, a one day celebration of comics and comic art, in the heart of Macclesfield, Cheshire in June, has just been announced. Observer comics prize winner Tor Freeman, Jacob Phillips and Lew Stringer return, joined this year by Comics Laureate Hannah Berry, New Zealand cartoonist Roger Langridge and Rachael Smith.Continue reading MACC-POW! announces first guests for June