A panel from "Robot Archie" in Lion. If you look closely, in the bottom right hand corner artist Ted Kearon has managed to sneak his name in! This is from the issue cover dated 15th July 1967. With thanks to Bambos Georgiou

Why Rebellion’s acquisition of IPC’s “classic comics” is great news for fans

David McDonald of Hibernia Comics, publishers of a number of limited edition collections and Archive books, assesses the impact Rebellion’s purchase of the IPC comics archive from TI Media and what it may mean for fans of British comics… The news last week that 2000AD publisher Rebellion bought all of the pre-1969 Amalgamated Press/IPC propertiesContinue reading Why Rebellion’s acquisition of IPC’s “classic comics” is great news for fans

Robot Archie / Lion original cover artwork (1965) by Ted Kearon from Lion 15 May 1965 The title headers are publisher's photocopies (to save them being drawn every week) Indian ink on board,

British Comic Heroes under one roof! Rebellion snaps up TI Media’s classic comics catalogue

2000AD publishers Rebellion have acquired all the comic titles owned by TI Media, reuniting publications dating back to Comic Cuts with the titles they purchased from Egmont in 2016. This means virtually every classic British comic title published out of London over the last one hundred years is now owned by Rebellion. The deal does notContinue reading British Comic Heroes under one roof! Rebellion snaps up TI Media’s classic comics catalogue

Billy Bunter by C.H. Chapman SNIP

Billy Bunter art by “Magnet” artist C.H. Chapman offered on eBay

Five smashing pen and ink drawings of “The Fat Owl of the Remove” himself, Billy Bunter, are up on eBay, art created by C.H. Chapman, one of the character’s original artists for The Magnet. The seller of this delightful set of images says they’re from a small collection of Chapman’s work given to them byContinue reading Billy Bunter art by “Magnet” artist C.H. Chapman offered on eBay

A golden Oldie

In celebration of his 100th birthday Willaim Geoge Bunter, better known of course as Billy Bunter, features proudly on the cover of the Oldie magazine this week. The Oldie promises “…Deliciously politically incorrect, the Bunter stories were nevertheless underpinned by the virtues of tolerance, decency and loyalty. Bill Hagerty celebrates the Fat Owl’s centenary”. TheContinue reading A golden Oldie