Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 46 - Charlie Adlard

Charlie Adlard reflects on time as Comics Laureate in new Podcast

Walking Dead artist and UK Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard is back chatting with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast team this week. Charlie helped kick off the Podcast almost two years ago with his involvement in the very first episode and he’s back to discuss his term as UK Comics Laureate, a role heContinue reading Charlie Adlard reflects on time as Comics Laureate in new Podcast

Rare “Little Orphan Annie” artwork offered at auction this week

The original art from the oldest “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip ever brought to market, published in the first month of the strip’s appearance 94 years ago, will make pop culture history this Friday, 22nd February, in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction in Dallas.
The item rubs shoulders with a host of art by British artists featured in the upcoming auction, as previously reported – including Dave Gibbons cover for Watchmen #1 and a number of covers created for early Marvel UK comics by American artists.Continue reading Rare “Little Orphan Annie” artwork offered at auction this week

Internal pages, including comic strip, from a 1964 edition of Primo Club Magazine

Who Remembers Primo, the Premium Tea Bear?

Dum-dum dumde-dumde-dum dum dummmmm, Gives you a sparkle, Premium Tea! Back in the 1960s, J. Lyons and Company offered Premium Tea as on of its brands – and a Primo Bear children’s comic, featuring the work of Sunday Times and LWT artist John Tribe. The comic was just part of a branding campaign used to promote the company’sContinue reading Who Remembers Primo, the Premium Tea Bear?

Thunderbirds original double-page artworkdrawn, painted and signed by Frank Bellamy for TV Century 21 No 131, 1967. From the Bob Monkhouse Archive. Fearing a rebel attack on the President super-ship Thunderbirds 1 keeps station but a rogue tanker is on collision course… (Bright Pelikan inks on board. 28 x 20 ins)

Compalcomics offers first issue Beano, Black Panther art and more in March auction

Compalcomics has launched its March auction catalogue of British and US comics, and a huge amount of great comic art, including Black Panther art for Marvel UK, Thunderbirds and Garth art by Frank Bellamy and some other rarities from the Bob Monkhouse Archive. The star item on offer has to be a copy The Beano No 1Continue reading Compalcomics offers first issue Beano, Black Panther art and more in March auction