Fish and chips were to the flagship character from The Victor comic what bamboo shoots are to panda bears.

Alf Tupper, you’ve gone and made me want My Supper!

Screen printer John Patrick Reynolds has some great images on offer from a variety of DC Thomson comic titles, including The Beano, The Dandy and Commando – but we thought we’d highlight his Alf Tupper prints, simply because they’ve left us hankering for fish and chips and it’s almost tea time! Known affectionately as “TheContinue reading Alf Tupper, you’ve gone and made me want My Supper!

Roy Of The Rovers

When Saturday Comes: Comic Sporting Heroes of Yesteryear

While attending the inaugural Capital Sci-Fi Con at Meadowbank earlier this year, I got to see James “Safest Hands in Soccer” McCulloch, the author of City of Lost Souls  being ambushed by John “Ball of Fire” Ferguson of DiamondSteel Comics as John is the driving force behind the Scotland Comic Creators Football Club (and yes,Continue reading When Saturday Comes: Comic Sporting Heroes of Yesteryear

Matthew Crehan proudly showing off on of his "The Tough of the Track" strips featured in Athletics Weekly. Photo: Megan Crehan - www.goldandglitterphotography.com

“Celebration of Life: A Cancer Anthology” comic project announced by Matt Crehan Comics

  (Updated, added Kickstarter link): Writer, letterer and professional athlete Matthew Crehan is the man behind the Kickstarter-funded The Art of Running graphic novel, a biography of Steve Prefontain, drawn by Indonesian artist Sigit Nugroho which will will be launched on 30th May 2015 to tie in with the 40th anniversary of the passing of the famous American athlete. He has alsoContinue reading “Celebration of Life: A Cancer Anthology” comic project announced by Matt Crehan Comics

The Tough of the Track © DC Thomson

Athletics Weekly revives Alf Tupper, “Tough of the Track” for London Marathon

Athletics Weekly – the world’s only devoted weekly track and field magazine better known as AW – has revived DC Thomson’s famous fish and chips-eating runner Alf Tupper, “The Tough of the Track“, who featured in comics such as The Rover and The Victor. While Mo Farah, Wilson Kipsang and Tsegaye Kebede sip their isotonicContinue reading Athletics Weekly revives Alf Tupper, “Tough of the Track” for London Marathon

Tough of the Track runs to The Mirror

Sporting comic strip legend Alf Tupper is back in today’s Mirror newspaper in a new adventure written by Ferg Handley and drawn by comics veteran Barrie Mitchell, to celebrate this year’s Bupa Great North Run. Working-class, chips-addicted hero Alf appeared in DC Thomson’s boys’ comics The Victor and The Rover for over 50 years asContinue reading Tough of the Track runs to The Mirror