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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) (8/21/2019) by John Freeman - 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)
Crowgirl, created by and © Gemma Rickers SNIP Hellboy-inspired “Hell of a Comic Art Challenge” entries teased (8/21/2019) by John Freeman - The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has revealed some some of the fantastic entries received for its 2019 “Hell of a Comic Art Challenge” from students of the arts and young comic art enthusiasts, who have been creatively exploring the depths Hell to create new comic characters! The competition, supported by the University of Cumbria,Continue reading Hellboy-inspired “Hell of a Comic Art Challenge” entries teased
Comic Scene UK Super Spies Montage Comic Scene to reprint “Super Spies” magazines (8/21/2019) by John Freeman - Bond is Back – and if you’re excited by the upcoming new James Bond film, No Time To Die, then you might be interested to know that Comic Scene, in partnership with GetMyComics, will be reprinting Issue 1 of Super Spies in Crikey! Collected Volume 3 and the never-before-printed Issue 2. Before ComicScene UK magazine,Continue reading Comic Scene to reprint “Super Spies” magazines
TItan Eurocon 2019 Banner Belfast’s Eurocon 2019 Reveals this weekend’s Comics Programming (8/21/2019) by downthetubes Guests - By Andrew Luke Titancon/Eurocon 2019 is happening in Belfast this Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th August at the city’s Hilton Hotel and Waterfront Studio. It boasts a number of prose guests from SF&F, including Guest of Honour George RR Martin, but Eurocon 2019 also has a Comics Guest of Honour in James Roberts. His appearanceContinue reading Belfast’s Eurocon 2019 Reveals this weekend’s Comics Programming
Commando Issues 5255-5258 Codename: Warlord returns in this week’s Commando Comics! (8/20/2019) by John Freeman - Brand new issues of DC Thomson Media‘s Commando Comics (Issues 5255 – 5258) are on sale this week in all good newsagents from Thursday (22nd August) and via various digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle. Featuring fighting desk clerks, hi-jinks in a Kingfisher seaplane, an undercover Nazi werewolf ring… and the return of Lord Peter Flint,Continue reading Codename: Warlord returns in this week’s Commando Comics!
Lakes Festival Focus: An Interview with Garth Ennis Lakes Festival Focus: An Interview with Garth Ennis (8/19/2019) by John Freeman - Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. This “Festival Focus” for 2019 is with Garth Ennis, perhaps best known for his work on Preacher and The Boys, and more recent projects such as the critically-acclaimed Sara,Continue reading Lakes Festival Focus: An Interview with Garth Ennis
Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 58: Lucy Sullivan Lucy Sullivan in the Spotlight in latest Lakes Festival Podcast (8/19/2019) by John Freeman - Lucy Sullivan, author of the upcoming graphic novel Barking, is a guest of the latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast. Animator, illustrator and writer, Lucy talks to co-hosts Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates about the graphic novel, which, as we’ve previously reported, will launch at this year’s Festival. Lucy talks about the creative processContinue reading Lucy Sullivan in the Spotlight in latest Lakes Festival Podcast
London Cartoon Show opens today at Charing Cross Library (8/19/2019) by John Freeman - The London Cartoon Show opens today, Monday 19th August at Charing Cross Library, running until Sunday 1st September 2019Continue reading London Cartoon Show opens today at Charing Cross Library
Dan Dare: The Man from Nowhere Mega City Book Club celebrates landmark 100th podcast with a Dan Dare flashback (8/19/2019) by John Freeman - The long-running Mega City Book Club podcast, primarily devoted to the collected editions of 2000AD stories, celebrates its milestone one hundredth episode with a look back at the Dragon's Dream collection of Dan Dare: The Man from Nowhere, published back in 1979.Continue reading Mega City Book Club celebrates landmark 100th podcast with a Dan Dare flashback
Brian Bolland’s 1970’s take on Doctor Who revealed in next Vworp! Vworp! (8/19/2019) by John Freeman - The story behind some terrific Doctor Who strip samples created by Brian Bolland, drawn in the 1970s, will be revealed in the next issue of independent Who comics zine, Vworp! Vworp!Continue reading Brian Bolland’s 1970’s take on Doctor Who revealed in next Vworp! Vworp!

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