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A panel from “Chronicles of the Nameless” by Luis Garcia Mozos Art of Luis Garcia Mozos book in the works (4/22/2019) by John Freeman- Artist and author David Roach has revealed he’s about to start work on a book devoted to the life and career of Spanish painter and comics artist Luis Garcia Mozos, perhaps best known to downthetubes readers for his work for US publisher Warren, but who also drew some strips for British publishers in the 1960s.Continue reading Art of Luis Garcia Mozos book in the works
Enniskillen ComicFest 4 Promotion Enniskillen ComicFest returns next month (4/21/2019) by John Freeman- Enniskillen ComicFest returns for its fourth year next month, on 10th and 11th May, bringing the world of comicbooks and superheroes to the town to celebrate sequential art and storytellingContinue reading Enniskillen ComicFest returns next month
Mancunian #1 - Cover SNIP In Review: Mancunian #1 (4/20/2019) by John Freeman- Published by Volcano Comics Created and Edited by Brian M. Clarke and John JJ Jackson Art by John JJ Jackson, Colour by David Robinson, Spot Art by Nick H. Jackson, Back Cover by John Royle Out: Now – available from eBay | Forbidden Planet Manchester | WOW Comics The Book: A tribute to Silver AgeContinue reading In Review: Mancunian #1
Petition calls for arts funding support for British Comics on a par with Opera (4/19/2019) by John Freeman- The UK has a long tradition of making good comic books. Yet since the 1980s, sales of comics in newsagents, while still stronger than some magazine sectors, have declined drastically. Comic creator Sean Michael Wilson - author of the upcoming graphic novel The Many Not the Few with artist Robert Brown, introduced by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, is calling for better funding support for comic art projects to encourage creators.Continue reading Petition calls for arts funding support for British Comics on a par with Opera
Logo Eureka B snip Replacing Eagle: The Comics That Didn’t Make It – Part 4 Another Eureka (4/19/2019) by Jeremy Briggs- This series of articles by Jeremy Briggs covers the dummy comics that were created through the years as potential ‘modern’ versions of the original Eagle comic from the 1950s and 1960s, none of which ever made it to newsagents’ shelves. Lost Eagle and Lighting from the 1970s are here and Terra Nova from the 1980sContinue reading Replacing Eagle: The Comics That Didn’t Make It – Part 4 Another Eureka
Grandma Saves the Day! A Musical About the Giles Family Poster Giles “Grandma” and family head to the stage in a new musical (4/19/2019) by John Freeman- Are you a fan of the cartoons of Carl Giles, best known for his work for the Daily and Sunday Express? Then you might like to know his characters - yes, including his often terrifying Grandma - are being brought to life in in a new musical, opening at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich next weekContinue reading Giles “Grandma” and family head to the stage in a new musical
Vice Press launch E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial limited edition posters “timed sale” (4/19/2019) by John Freeman- Vice Press have just announced a new partnership with ISH, Bottleneck Gallery, Andrea Alvin and the John Alvin Estate that will see the release of some classic film poster reproductions originally created by a John Alvin, starting with a classic - E.T. - The Extra-TerrestrialContinue reading Vice Press launch E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial limited edition posters “timed sale”
BIG Chief Studios Flash Gordon Figures SNIP Flash Gordon 40th Anniversary movie figures in the works from BIG Chief Studios (4/18/2019) by John Freeman- BIG Chief Studios Ltd – the company also behind some smashing Doctor Who and Thunderbirds figures – has announced a licensing deal with Hearst Holdings, King Features Syndicate Division, via Allsorts Licensing, to produce a range of high-end collectables based on the cult classic 1980 movie Flash Gordon. Based on the King Features comic stripContinue reading Flash Gordon 40th Anniversary movie figures in the works from BIG Chief Studios
Eureka Logo A SNIP Replacing Eagle: The Comics That Didn’t Make It – Part 3 Eureka (4/18/2019) by Jeremy Briggs- This series of articles by Jeremy Briggs covers the dummy comics that were created through the years as potential ‘modern’ versions of the original Eagle comic from the 1950s and 1960s, none of which ever made it to newsagents’ shelves. Lost Eagle and Lighting from the 1970s are here and Terra Nova from the 1980sContinue reading Replacing Eagle: The Comics That Didn’t Make It – Part 3 Eureka
Commando 5220: Gold Collection - Sands of Doom SNIP Murderers in the desert stalk latest Commando Comics! (4/18/2019) by John Freeman- Brand new issues of DC Thomson’s Commando (Issues 5219 – 5222) are out this Thursday – and together with the wider release of The Art of Ian Kennedy book, fans of the comic have some treats in store! Previously offered only via the DC Thomson Shop, The Art of Ian Kennedy, reviewed here by ColinContinue reading Murderers in the desert stalk latest Commando Comics!

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