Artist David Sutherland and friends. Image © DC Thomson

Master in Comics: An Interview with Beano artist David Sutherland

The University of Dundee’s Phillip Vaughn chats to Beano artist David Sutherland in his latest Masters in Comics podcast. David, who often signs his work simply as “DS”, has been drawing “The Bash Street Kids” in The Beano since 1962. In addition to “Bash Street”, he was also the regular artist for “Biffo the Bear”Continue reading Master in Comics: An Interview with Beano artist David Sutherland

Terry Bave’s cover for the 1994 Big Comic Fortnightly Holiday Special

In Memoriam: Whizzer & Chips, Dandy cartoonist Terry Bave

We’re very sorry to report of the passing of another great of British humour comics, cartoonist Terry Bave, who has died after a short illness, aged 87. His many credits since the 1950s included work for Wham!, Cor!, Whizzer and Chips and, later, the Beano and The Dandy. Although he retired in 2007 he continued toContinue reading In Memoriam: Whizzer & Chips, Dandy cartoonist Terry Bave

Thunderbirds original double-page artwork (1966) drawn, painted and signed by Frank Bellamy for TV Century 21 No 90 1966. From the Bob Monkhouse Archive. The front cover of the comic screamed, 'Nightmare Splashdown for Crippled Ship - Monster Attacks Thunderbird 3!' And here is Bellamy's brilliant double-page artwork to prove it! The ‘Thunderbirds’ logo is an unattached laser colour copy, as are all the word balloons and the original comic which are part of this lot. Bright, fresh Pelikan inks on board. 28 x 20 ins.

Thunderbirds art sells for £4550 in latest ComPal auction

The Bob Monkhouse Archive featuring his collection of original artwork produced some record-breaking results in the latest auction at Comic Book Auctions – with a Frank Bellamy double page artwork for TV Century 21 breaking the record for any Thunderbirds piece sold in a ComPal auction with a sale price of £4550.  Three consecutive strips of GarthContinue reading Thunderbirds art sells for £4550 in latest ComPal auction

The "Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day" strip for The Beano on sale Wednesday 5th December 2018. Script by Nigel Auchterlounie, art by Nigel Parkinson

Jumping Jets! Beano’s Dennis swops his iconic jumper in a good cause this week

Ahead of the much-anticipated Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 14th December, the Beano‘s Dennis has changed his iconic striped jumper in support of the charitable event. This week’s issue of the Beano comic encourages fans to don a festive knit for a great cause, as character Dennis swaps his infamous jumper whichContinue reading Jumping Jets! Beano’s Dennis swops his iconic jumper in a good cause this week

British comics goodies from Phil Comics, on eBay now

Just a quick post to plug some of the British Comics items up for grabs this month from Phil Comics on eBay: hundreds of vintage comics, annuals, free gifts, holiday specials and flyers in 550 odd listings. Check it out at: ebay.co.uk/str/phil-comics Check it out at: ebay.co.uk/str/phil-comics