LICAF Podcast Episode 42 - Little Heroes Comics

Little Heroes Comics in the spotlight in latest Lakes Festival Podcast

It’s Christmas – and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast has a very special guest – Aaron Rackley, the founder of Little Heroes Comics, a charity comic bringing joy through sending comic kits to children in hospitals. Aaron, who is also the as well as the publisher of Fair Spark Books, whose titles include How to MakeContinue reading Little Heroes Comics in the spotlight in latest Lakes Festival Podcast

Valérian and Laureline

In Praise of… comic artist and illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières

Award-winning French comics artist and illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières is the co-creator of Valérian and Laureline with Pierre Christin, the popular, long-running science fiction comics series published in English by Cinebook that has influenced many science fiction and fantasy films, including Star Wars. Born and raised in Paris, he was introduced to drawing by his olderContinue reading In Praise of… comic artist and illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières

Whacko! Custom Comic (1970s) SNIP

Whacko!, The Comic That Never Was

I was saddened the other day to read of the death of British humour comics stalwart Terry Bave. As a lad, I read his work in my brother’s copy of Whizzer & Chips, but I probably became most interested in his work when I discovered some unique try-out strips he’d drawn for a “custom comic”Continue reading Whacko!, The Comic That Never Was

Comics That Never Were: Bob Lubbers “Kemi of Ancient Egypt”

Here’s an incredible “what might have been” item from American newspaper strip history. This is the original art by the brilliant artist Bob Lubbers, for a tryout Sunday comic strip, “Kemi of Ancient Egypt”, recently offered by Heritage Auctions. Designed specifically to look like other strips on the market of the time such as “PrinceContinue reading Comics That Never Were: Bob Lubbers “Kemi of Ancient Egypt”

Ron Embleton Illustrators Special - Cover

Ron Embleton Illustrators Special out soon

Following up on our news of an exhibition of the art of TV Century 21 Ron Embleton at Messum’s Gallery in London next year, more details of the Book Palace Illustrators Special focusing on the artist have now been released. An in-depth exploration of the life and work of the artist from Peter Richardson, GillianContinue reading Ron Embleton Illustrators Special out soon