The Beano

“The Life of Charlie ‘Chas’ Grigg” biography released in time for Christmas

Charlie “Chas” Grigg was a cartoonist who drew Desperate Dan, Korky the Cat and many other characters for the DC Thomson’s comics – Dandy, Beano, Topper and Judy, from the 1960s to 1980s. Now a new book about his life and work has just been published – and his family are dedicating half the proceeds The Alzheimer’s Society and Dudley-based dementia support group, Me, Myself & I.
His much-admired work will also be celebrated at a special event at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival next year.

Latest Phil Comics eBay auction offers complete run of Action, and more

There are some 200 vintage comic listings in the latest Phil Comics eBay auction this week including the full set of Action (1976-77) in three bound volumes, #1-250 of 2000AD, issues of wartime Beano and Dandy, various annuals and a 1970s/80s IPC collection including 20 or so free gifts!

British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (January – June 2019)

Despite some bleak circulation figures, there’s a few bits of good cheer among the reported latest sales for consumer magazines on British news stands issued by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, which included comics. Overall, sales of children’s magazines grew,… Read More ›

Apollo 11 at 50: The Race to the Moon celebrated in British comics

50 years ago today, the three astronauts making up the crew of Apollo 11, Command Module Pilot Mike Collins, Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin and Mission Commander Neil Armstrong were preparing for their launch on a Saturn V rocket from Pad 39A at Cape Canaveral in Florida

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