Albion - Montage - art by Shane Oakley

Albion: Looking back at Wildstorm’s “British Invasion”

As Rebellion rolls out more classic comic collections and gears up for the second Vigilant special from Simon Furman and Simon Coleby, Luke Williams looks back at earlier revivals of some British comic characters… Rebellion are receiving plaudits for reviving and rebooting Fleetway properties, strips and characters that in some cases are fondly remembered andContinue reading Albion: Looking back at Wildstorm’s “British Invasion”

A modern take on the Steel Claw by Martin Baines, for an abandoned mobile comics project

TimeUK up for sale, but does that include its massive comics and comic character library?

Reuters reported on Friday that US Magazine publisher Time Inc says its is looking to sell several assets, including Time Inc UK, Time Customer Service and a majority stake in the Essence magazine. The sale processes – in response to magazine circulation and advertising revenue falls – were at various stages and the company hasContinue reading TimeUK up for sale, but does that include its massive comics and comic character library?

Eagle Eye and Grimly Feendish from Wham!

Leo Baxendale Remembered, by Beano artist Nigel Parkinson

The first name I recognised in comics was Leo Baxendale, who signed his name on the front cover of WHAM! In 1964. Until earlier this month, he was still my favourite living cartoonist. In the 1950s he gave us Little Plum, Minnie the Minx, The Bash Street Kids and The Banana Bunch, still amongst the veryContinue reading Leo Baxendale Remembered, by Beano artist Nigel Parkinson

A montage of Leo Baxendale's work, including part of his self portrait

In Memoriam: Leo Baxendale

Just days after posting an “In Praise of… Leo Baxendale” feature, focusing on his later, creator-owned material, we’re sorry to report his passing. I know this is a loss is going to hit a lot of my friends hard, especially those who know or worked with him, such as Tony Bennett at Knockabout, or Joe Gordon at ForbiddenContinue reading In Memoriam: Leo Baxendale