Little Heroes Comics in the spotlight in latest Lakes Festival Podcast (12/16/2018) - It’s Christmas – and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast has a very special guest – Aaron Rackley, the founder of Little Heroes Comics, a charity comic bringing joy through sending comic kits to children in hospitals. Aaron, who is also the as well as the publisher of Fair Spark Books, whose titles include How to MakeContinue reading Little Heroes Comics in the spotlight in latest Lakes Festival Podcast
In Praise of… comic artist and illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières (12/16/2018) - Award-winning French comics artist and illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières is the co-creator of Valérian and Laureline with Pierre Christin, the popular, long-running science fiction comics series published in English by Cinebook that has influenced many science fiction and fantasy films, including Star Wars. Born and raised in Paris, he was introduced to drawing by his olderContinue reading In Praise of… comic artist and illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières
Whacko!, The Comic That Never Was (12/15/2018) - I was saddened the other day to read of the death of British humour comics stalwart Terry Bave. As a lad, I read his work in my brother’s copy of Whizzer & Chips, but I probably became most interested in his work when I discovered some unique try-out strips he’d drawn for a “custom comic”Continue reading Whacko!, The Comic That Never Was
Comics That Never Were: Bob Lubbers “Kemi of Ancient Egypt” (12/14/2018) - Here’s an incredible “what might have been” item from American newspaper strip history. This is the original art by the brilliant artist Bob Lubbers, for a tryout Sunday comic strip, “Kemi of Ancient Egypt”, recently offered by Heritage Auctions. Designed specifically to look like other strips on the market of the time such as “PrinceContinue reading Comics That Never Were: Bob Lubbers “Kemi of Ancient Egypt”
Ron Embleton Illustrators Special out soon (12/14/2018) - Following up on our news of an exhibition of the art of TV Century 21 Ron Embleton at Messum’s Gallery in London next year, more details of the Book Palace Illustrators Special focusing on the artist have now been released. An in-depth exploration of the life and work of the artist from Peter Richardson, GillianContinue reading Ron Embleton Illustrators Special out soon
In Review: Aquaman (12/14/2018) - Review by Tim Robins Release date: 14th December 2018 (United Kingdom) Director: James Wan Aquaman finds himself caught between a surface world that ravages the sea and the underwater Atlanteans who are ready to revolt… The Review: Aquaman is the best Ray Harryhausen movie Ray Harryhausen never made. It delivers a lot of the sameContinue reading In Review: Aquaman
New Commando comics on sale now (12/13/2018) - Brand new Commando (issues 5183-5186) from DC Thomson are on sale now in all good newsagents, featuring Lancaster raids over Germany, coward pilots on the Russian front, a chilly reception in the Falklands, and the mystery of a British traitor! Commando 5183: Home of Heroes: Raid over Heilbronn Story: Iain McLaughlin | Art: Paolo OngaroContinue reading New Commando comics on sale now
Artist Simon Bisley joins 2019 Medway Comic & Screen Festival line up (12/13/2018) - Medway Comic & Screen Festival has announced that British comic legend Simon Bisley will be at their next event on 30th March 2019Continue reading Artist Simon Bisley joins 2019 Medway Comic & Screen Festival line up
NCSFest Artists Alley ready to get down on Main Street, Huntington Beach next May! (12/12/2018) - Coming to Huntington Beach, California in May 2019, the first-ever NCSFest is now shaping up to be the biggest free comic arts festival in North America, with a guest list that already includes Sergio Aragonés, Pénélope Bagieu, Ed Brubaker, Daniel Clowes, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Patrick McDonnell, Sean Phillips, Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes and MAD magazine’s TomContinue reading NCSFest Artists Alley ready to get down on Main Street, Huntington Beach next May!
Christmas Countdown 2018: 2000AD Prog 2111 – a Festive Review! (12/12/2018) - Christmas is almost upon us – no, really, it is, I’ve already started or receiving or seeing eCards! and of course, the festive season wouldn’t be what it is with out the 2000AD Special, featuring a terrific cover by John Higgins! Well, all right, there are a number of things I’d put above Prog 2111Continue reading Christmas Countdown 2018: 2000AD Prog 2111 – a Festive Review!