Design Museum delights: Stanley Kubrick oddities, and the promise of your very own Mars mission

London’s Design Museum is currently hosting Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition, which includes some comic-related visuals inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey. running until 17th September. But the space age entertainment doesn’t stop there, because hot on the heels of this major exhibition, you’ll get the chance to travel to Mars without leaving London – in a multi-sensory adventure for all agesContinue reading Design Museum delights: Stanley Kubrick oddities, and the promise of your very own Mars mission

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Shazam! zaps into the Official Film Chart top spot as the DC Extended Universe dominates the top 10

Shazam! has zoomed up to the Number 1 spot on the UK’s Official Film Chart following its release on disc. The light-hearted adaptation of the DC comics classic, starring Zachary Levi as the titular character, zips up two places to claim the top spot from Tim Burton’s Dumbo (at No. 2), which spent two weeksContinue reading Shazam! zaps into the Official Film Chart top spot as the DC Extended Universe dominates the top 10

Luther Arkwright by and © Bryan Talbot

Bryan Talbot’s Luther Arkwright to return… in 2022!

Award-winning author and artist Bryan Talbot has announced the fantastic news that he has completed his script for a third Luther Arkwright book, and begun drawing it, with the aim of seeing it published in 2022. The Legend of Luther Arkwright will be published by Jonathan Cape in the UK and Dark Horse Books inContinue reading Bryan Talbot’s Luther Arkwright to return… in 2022!

Piet Mondriaan in his New York Studio, En toen De Stijl, 2017 Copyright ©Joost Swarte

Opening Soon: “Joost Swarte Everywhere” – a major exhibition at the Kunsthal, Rotterdam

A major one-man retrospective of the Dutch cartoonist, illustrator, architect and design wizard Joost Swarte, celebrating his fiftieth anniversary at the Kunsthal Rotterdam, from 14th September until 12th January 2020. Joost Swarte is a maestro, a pioneer and a true promoter of comics. From publishing his comics in the first issue of the seminal RAW (byContinue reading Opening Soon: “Joost Swarte Everywhere” – a major exhibition at the Kunsthal, Rotterdam

Just some of the comics and children's magazines on sale in Sainsbury's Lancaster, in August 2019

British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (January – June 2019)

Despite some bleak circulation figures, there’s a few bits of good cheer among the reported latest sales for consumer magazines on British news stands issued by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, which included comics. Overall, sales of children’s magazines grew, with Primary – Girls up by 7% with Primary – Boys up 3%. In termsContinue reading British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (January – June 2019)