Ben Dickson

Side by Side: Comics Tellings of Peterloo

Back in 2015, DC Thomson published Commando Issue 4843, titled “Peterloo!”, written by Ferg Handley with cover and internal art by Carlos Pino, one of several marking the 200th anniversary of Waterloo, but which also recounted the horror of massacre at St. Peter’s Field, Manchester on 16th August 1819. But it’s not the only recent telling of the terrible events in comics

2000AD artist Mick McMahon announced as first UK guest for Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced its first major British guest for the 2016 Festival weekend is Mick McMahon, who, while perhaps best known for his work for the top weekly SF comic 2000AD, also drew The Last American and Batman Black and… Read More ›

Cup of O – Small Press Reviews and Melksham Comic Con Preamble

  Hello! Here I tackle three books I bought from Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s first event last year – a tremendously well put-together and enjoyable art-focussed festival set in the picturesque town of Kendal in the Lake District. I heartily recommend it… Read More ›

Northampton’s Borderline Press unveils ambitious publication plans for 2014

New comics publisher Borderline Press has announced a number of new books for 2014, following up on its first two titles, 556 Frames, the breakout Eastern European graphic novel by Dennis Wojda and ZOMBRE, an undead anthology, released last year. The company is… Read More ›

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