When British Comics were… European!

Comic artist, publisher and writer Bambos Georgiou takes a look at just some of the European comic strips that once featured in Fleetway’s British weekly comics, supplementing originated strips…. The UK comics industry in the 1960s has often been cited as one of the largest in the world, leading to a voracious appetite for material.Continue reading When British Comics were… European!

Recent issues of EPPO, including the latest issue with its Asterix cover

Dutch comic magazine EPPO gets Asterix exclusive

Dutch comic magazine EPPO has landed an Asterix exclusive – a special preview of the upcoming album, Asterix and the Chieftain’s Daughter, in its latest issue, on sale now in Holland. The launch of a new Asterix book is usually shrouded in secrecy, so this is quite a coup for the popular comics magazine, nowContinue reading Dutch comic magazine EPPO gets Asterix exclusive

Summer Adventures - Art by Nicolas Amiard

French “Summer Adventures” comics campaign highlights plight of abandoned pets

Art director Nicolas Amiard has taken a creative approach to highlight the plight of abandoned animals in his native France, borrowing some globally-recognised comic characters for awareness-raising non-profit project he’s called “Summer Adventures“. It’s estimated more than 100,000 pets are abandoned annually in France, with numbers rising in the summer months, in part the resultContinue reading French “Summer Adventures” comics campaign highlights plight of abandoned pets

A promotional image for “Asterix and the Chieftain's Daughter”. Image: Albert René editions (French Edition)

Asterix returns in an all-new adventure this October, Dogmatix TV series in the works

60 years after he first appeared in the pages of the French comic magazine Pilote, Asterix, the creation of René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, returns in an all-new album this October – and a new animated TV series, Dogmatix and the Indomitables, is also in the works, although the details of this remain scant so farContinue reading Asterix returns in an all-new adventure this October, Dogmatix TV series in the works

Astérix in Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny

In Review: Astérix in Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny Exhibition at London’s Jewish Museum

Richard Sheaf reports on the opening of a great new exhibition opening at London’s Jewish Museum… The top floor of the Jewish Museum in Londinium has been given over for the next five months to the story of comic creator René Goscinny. René was, most famously, the writer behind Asterix the Gaul with Albert Uderzo;Continue reading In Review: Astérix in Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny Exhibition at London’s Jewish Museum