Battle - cover dated 27th August 1983 -SNIP

2019 Treasury of British Comics line-up takes shape, includes “Invasion 1984”, “Deathwish”

There’s been news of more Treasury of British Comics titles from 2000AD publisher Rebellion for 2019 over the past few days, so here’s a run down of what we know they’re releasing so far. Note that in some cases, covers may not be final and in others we’ve featured art or comic covers from theContinue reading 2019 Treasury of British Comics line-up takes shape, includes “Invasion 1984”, “Deathwish”

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In Pictures: Treasury of British Comics Exhibition – Orbital Comics, London

Here’s a few snaps from the Treasury of British Comics exhibition currently on at Orbital Comics in central London. The art is being exhibited courtesy of 2000AD publisher Rebellion Publishing in a celebration of their imprint, The Treasury of British Comics. Rebellion have been lovingly breathing life into some of the most classic British comics of the 1970s and 80s,Continue reading In Pictures: Treasury of British Comics Exhibition – Orbital Comics, London

A page of "Billy's Boots" by John Gillatt from Lion and Tiger, 28th September 1985.

In Memoriam: “Billy’s Boots” and “Jet-Ace Logan” Comic Artist John Gillatt

Former Fleetway editor Barrie Tomlinson pays tribute to John Gillatt, the artist best known for his work on strips such as “Billy’s Boots”, “Black Archer” and “Jet-Ace Logan” (for Comet and Tiger), who we have just learned died in November… I was devastated to hear that my old friend John Gillatt had passed away inContinue reading In Memoriam: “Billy’s Boots” and “Jet-Ace Logan” Comic Artist John Gillatt

Veteran British comic artist John Gillatt with writer and editor Barrie Tomlinson, January 2014. Photo courtesy Barrie Tomlinson

In Praise of… Comic Artist John Gillatt

Comics editor and writer Barrie Tomlinson kindly sent us this photograph of himself with veteran artist John Gillatt at his home in Peterborough this weekend. John’s credits in British comics span decades, including work on “Jet Ace Logan”, “Johnny Cougar”, “Dan Dare” (for New Eagle, which Barrie edited) and, perhaps most famously, the opening episodesContinue reading In Praise of… Comic Artist John Gillatt

Hot Shot Hamish in action

Fred Baker: A Tribute

Writer and former Tiger and New Eagle editor Barrie Tomlinson pays tribute to Fred Baker, one of British comics unsung heroes, who died on 4 June 2008. He had been ill for some time with Alzheimer’s and died of pneumonia. “He was one of the most prolific writers we had on the comics,” Barrie recalls.Continue reading Fred Baker: A Tribute