Oor Wullie

“Charley’s War” and “Timeslip” art, rare Beanos included in May ComPal British comics auction

The latest ComPal auction run by Comic Book Auctions Ltd is now live offering a wide selection of comic items – both British and US. As usual, our focus is on the British section, which includes some great art offerings… Read More ›

Creating Comics: An Interview with Commando Editor Kirsten Murray

With war comic Commando recently passing its landmark 5000th issue and many changes behind the scenes in its editorial department, downthetubes caught up with the veteran title’s recently-installed editor, Kirsten Murray, just part of her role as DC Thomson’s Heritage… Read More ›

This year’s DCA Thomson Exhibition inspired by Beano, Commando, features new Ian Kennedy art

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of The Broons and Oor Wullie, Dundee Contemporary Arts is hosting a unique group exhibition in partnership with DC Thomson, in which six artists have each created playful responses to the publisher’s extensive comic archives. The exhibition features… Read More ›

DC Thomson advertises “Heritage Brands” editor, could classic collections be in the works?

Dundee-based comics publisher, whose current titles include The Beano but has a massive comics archive encompassing boys and girls comics dating back to the 1920s, has re-advertised the role of a “Heritage Brands” editor, which includes editing Commando, a post has… Read More ›

A Broons Birthday Bash, Ian Kennedy Art Masterclasses and more at Dundee Literary Festival

Although the Dundee Comics Day has been completely subsumed into the Dundee Literary Festival, there’s still a number of events of plenty of interest to comics fans this year when the event returns in October. The highlight for many will be not one… Read More ›

Strontium Dog by Carlos Ezquerra, World War One comics, rare Beanos and more in latest Compalcomics auction

The August – September catalogue for the latest Compalcomics auction is now live, offering 283 lots in the catalogue, including some great British items. The auction company’s June catalogue excelled with £5000 for The Dandy Monster Comic 1, £2550 for Number Two and a… Read More ›

Comics @ Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016

The Edinburgh International Book Festival, the world’s largest literary festival which runs from 13 to 29 August 2016 in the Scottish capital’s Charlotte Square Gardens, opens doors one week from today. While the impressive Stripped ‘festival-within-a-festival’ that was held in… Read More ›

Latest Compalcomics auction offers rare Beanos, Number Ones with free gifts… and more Dalek Swapits!

The Compalcomics August/September auction catalogue has just launched on the-saleroom.com and includes a number of early Beanos and plenty of Number One issues of various comics complete with with free gifts, including The Hornet from 1963, the girls comic Romeo,… Read More ›

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