Jurys had a hotel in Edinburgh and one in Glasgow… but now they have two in each city and to celebrate the recent launch of their new accommodation, they created this comic strip all about both great cities… it’s Shakespeare with a Scotch Twist! Follow Dr. Livingstone and his new friend in Tesla’s Top Secret Time Machine! – the workContinue reading Andy Fanton pens “A Tale of Two Scottish Cities” for Jurys hotel chain
With folk buying for Christmas even earlier than ever to spread the cost, here’s a quick reminder that Britain’s best-selling comic, The Beano celebrates its 75th birthday this year and the annual is still sale now in all good bookshops, supermarkets and online – along with The Dandy 2014 annual and more from DC Thomson.Continue reading Beano, Dandy Annuals mix the old and the new for 2014
Comic creator Andy Fanton seems to be on a mission to take over the Beano this week, – he wrote this week’s Little Plum, Ball Boy and the issue features his first ever script for Beano legends The Bash Street Kids! Portsmouth-based Andy, whose past credits include work for Cosgrove Hall and The Dandy, isContinue reading Andy Fanton takes over The Beano
The first issue of a new fanzine about British comics, Atomic Comic, has been launched, and is available now for free as a digital download. The 36 page issue, the work of Harry Rickard and George Shiers, includes an interview with creators Andy Fanton and Will Dawbarn, part one of a brief history of comics,Continue reading New British comic fanzine, Atomic Comic, launches
Last week, I was contacted by two newspapers, the Sunday Times and the Independent on Sunday, to offer my views on the state of the British comic industry. Specifically, comics on sale in UK newsagents. The requests were prompted by the disappointing ABC figures for The Dandy, which, as we previously reported, is now sellingContinue reading British comics on the UK news stand – where next?