Commando Issue 4843 - "Peterloo!" SNIP

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 comicsContinue reading Side by Side: Comics Tellings of Peterloo

Graphic Brighton 2019

Graphic Brighton 2019 dates announced

This year’s Graphic Brighton symposium will be taking place on 3rd and 4th May at the University of Brighton City Campus – and features a great line up of independent comic creators. The two day event will be a mixture of talks, panel discussions and workshops on the subject of educational comics, where comics areContinue reading Graphic Brighton 2019 dates announced

2000AD Prog 1999

Something For The Weekend (w/c 19th September 2016): New Aces Weekly, 2000AD 1999!

Just one week to go before 2000AD Prog 2000! (And oh, it is worth the wait… but don’t miss this week’s stonking Prog 1999 in all the excitement. Beating a path to the door of WHSmith stores for it on Wednesday, even though they’ll try to hide it! (Some of them, anyway…) But rather thanContinue reading Something For The Weekend (w/c 19th September 2016): New Aces Weekly, 2000AD 1999!

Mick McMahon

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 White. Mick McMahon, whose highly-regarded work has influenced many comic artists, became a regular contributor toContinue reading 2000AD artist Mick McMahon announced as first UK guest for Lakes International Comic Art Festival

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 – and this year looks almost painfully brilliant. Painful because I can’t attend mainly andContinue reading Cup of O – Small Press Reviews and Melksham Comic Con Preamble