Nigel Dobbyn and Billy and Katie

In Memoriam: 2000AD and Sonic the Comic Artist Nigel Dobbyn

I’m very saddened to report the sudden passing of 2000AD and Sonic the Comic artist Nigel Dobbyn, a comic creator whose work I very much admired. He was just 56. Via fellow artist Nigel Kitching, Nigel’s wife, Sue, tells us he had been happy and feeling well – but died of a sudden heart attack,Continue reading In Memoriam: 2000AD and Sonic the Comic Artist Nigel Dobbyn

In Review: Classics from the Comics 171

… and it really is a classic of a comic, with a huge variety of strips from several decades – including some rarely seen examples of picture and text stories from the huge DC Thomson comics archive. The trumpeted ‘superhero’ theme – which includes a competition to win Batman and Superman audio discs – doesn’tContinue reading In Review: Classics from the Comics 171

Tube Surfing: Billy the Cat, Cradlegrave and Cla$$ War for iPhone

• Over on his brilliant site Bronze Age of Blogs, Pete Doree has posted a short article on DC Thomson’s much-loved teen hero Billy the Cat, prompting artist Sean Phillips to respond with this fab drawing of William Grange in action… • Cradlegrave, from John Smith and Edmund Bagwell, has proven to be one ofContinue reading Tube Surfing: Billy the Cat, Cradlegrave and Cla$$ War for iPhone