Adrift by John Tucker - Sample Art

In Preview: “Adrift” by John Tucker

Adrift Created by John Tucker 40 pages – Black and White – £2 Launching at Thought Bubble Festival this month The General Idea: This is a world exactly like ours. Full of motorways and people and forks. One day, gravity decided that it wanted to just up and go. Suddenly and without any kind ofContinue reading In Preview: “Adrift” by John Tucker

Beano has achieved a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) title at the opening of the new V&A Dundee, launching the world’s largest competition to finish a unique comic strip. Image: DC Thomson

Beano gains Guinness World Record for Finish the Comic Strip” competition

Beano has achieved a new Guinness World Records title at the opening of the new V&A Dundee, launching the world’s largest competition to finish a unique comic strip. The iconic British children’s entertainment brand received an excess of 650 entrants at yesterday’s 3D Festival, to achieve the GWR title for largest “Finish the Comic Strip”Continue reading Beano gains Guinness World Record for Finish the Comic Strip” competition

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 36 - Dan Dare

Dan Dare and Comic Book Movies in the Lakes Festival Podcast Spotlight!

In a bumper episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast, Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates chat to Andrew Mark Sewell and Richard Kurti of B7 Media about the Dan Dare Audio Adventures, which have been airing on BBC Radio 4 Extra. They discuss their careers, B7 Media itself and the process of bringingContinue reading Dan Dare and Comic Book Movies in the Lakes Festival Podcast Spotlight!

Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare

New Frank Hampson exhibition opens in Southport, launch event next week

Following up on our earlier post, an exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson has just opened at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s – and a special opening event will take place next week. Frank Hampson – The Man WhoContinue reading New Frank Hampson exhibition opens in Southport, launch event next week

Battleground Picture Library 41 - "Moonstrike!" SNIP

Collecting Comics: The Strange Case of the War Comic Cover “Twins”

Richard Sheaf and I recently investigated the way British war comics used to re-use cover art, and this article reveals how two British comic companies used the same art on different titles… For those of you familiar with my Nothing But a Fan blog, you may also have heard of Vic Whittle.  Don’t worry ifContinue reading Collecting Comics: The Strange Case of the War Comic Cover “Twins”