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Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 46 - Charlie Adlard Charlie Adlard reflects on time as Comics Laureate in new Podcast (2/19/2019) by John Freeman- 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 (2/19/2019) by John Freeman- 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? (2/18/2019) by John Freeman- 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 (2/16/2019) by John Freeman- 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
Complete run of Jinty offered on eBay (2/15/2019) by John Freeman- Following up on our item on the auction of a complete run of 2000AD, taking place at Cuttlestones in Wolverhampton today, an eBay auction of a complete run of weekly girls comic Jinty is now live on eBayContinue reading Complete run of Jinty offered on eBay
Beano 3972 Cover Happy Birthday to the Bash Street Kids, 65 years young! (2/14/2019) by John Freeman- The Bash Street Kids have been in Beano for 65 years, and this week’s issue of the brilliant humour comic offers an epic tale from Andy Fanton – and we’re delighted he had time for a quick chat about it – with art from Bash Street legend David Sutherland! Not only did Andy write a greatContinue reading Happy Birthday to the Bash Street Kids, 65 years young!
Some classic covers for some Holiday Specials from just some of the titles now owned by Rebellion © Rebellion Publishing Ltd Cor!! Comic Holiday Specials are heading back to British newsagents! (2/14/2019) by John Freeman- Rebellion is making holidays special again this year with a whole slate of classic comic book specials for new readers and nostalgic parents alike!Continue reading Cor!! Comic Holiday Specials are heading back to British newsagents!
Kindness Works - Scarlet - 2019 Kindness Works, a special Archie Comics project, re-visited (2/13/2019) by John Freeman- Happy Random Acts of Kindness Week! (11th – 17th February 2019), which builds to National Random Acts of Kindness Day on 17th February in the United States – but why not spread it globally? With that in mind, here’s some attention for “Kindness Works“, a project from Archie Comics Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit, working with comics writer RayContinue reading Kindness Works, a special Archie Comics project, re-visited
Commando - War Across Europe: REBEL! Commando Comics tease new series, “War Across Europe: REBEL!” (2/13/2019) by John Freeman- Part one of the brand new Commando three-part series, War Across Europe: REBEL! is out soon from DC ThomsonContinue reading Commando Comics tease new series, “War Across Europe: REBEL!”
Axa, Robot Archie, Sanjulian art and more up for auction (2/13/2019) by John Freeman- Quite by chance, I came across an interesting auction of Original Comic Art on Catwiki which ends tomorrow but includes a few items by British creators and a huge range of art by some well known European artists, including an "Axa" strip by Enrique Badia Romero and a "Robot Archie" page by Ted Kearon, from Lion.Continue reading Axa, Robot Archie, Sanjulian art and more up for auction

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