Ally Sloper Issue One - "Swade" Page One by Frank Bellamy SNIP

“Swade” – the Last New Work of Artist Frank Bellamy?

Comic artist Frank Bellamy died suddenly on 5th July 1976, at the height of his powers. He left behind a body of work that included strips such as “Heros the Spartan” and “Dan Dare” for Eagle, “Thunderbirds” for TV Century 21, memorable “Doctor Who” illustrations for the Radio Times , “Garth” for the Daily MirrorContinue reading “Swade” – the Last New Work of Artist Frank Bellamy?

The Spider by Reg Bunn © TimeUK

A Box of Delights: London’s Cartoon Museum

Alan Russell visits London’s Cartoon Museum, revealing some of its treasures for British comic fans… I’ve been a comics fan since I was a young child back in the early 1970s. In those days of course, there were far fewer things to capture your attention. But if you had an imagination and had thrilled to images ofContinue reading A Box of Delights: London’s Cartoon Museum

Blast from the Past: An Interview with Alan Class

I came across a lovely little item by Howard Fuller on his meeting with Alan Class at Putney’s 30th Century Comics, the now retired publisher of those black and white anthologies that many of us used to buy in the 1960s and 70s and were published until 1989. In turn, Howard’s feature led me to the interviewContinue reading Blast from the Past: An Interview with Alan Class