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Lakes Festival Focus 2017: Blimey! It’s an Interview with Comic Artist and Writer Lew Stringer!

The countdown has begun to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (13th – 15th). The downthetubes “Kendal Calling” interviews continue with a chat with comic creator and British comics archivist Lew Stringer, who has worked for all the major publishers. He inspired Alan Moore with his Brickman character, who encouraged him toContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2017: Blimey! It’s an Interview with Comic Artist and Writer Lew Stringer!

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Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Three)

When Marvel UK shrunk its original strip output in the mid-1990s, not being a 2000AD reader, I had nowhere to go. I came to find that the small press, often photocopied works, were a core part of British comics.  This is the third and final part of my celebration of those small press titles –Continue reading Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Three)

In Review: Lew Stringer’s Brickman Returns

By Lew Stringer Out: Now! The Story: Lew Stringer’s seriously-stupid superhero Brickman is back after an equally stupidly-long absence from comics – and his creator has finally realised a long-held ambition to bring the character’s many fans a new comic packed with his wacky adventures. Brickman Returns!, a new colour collection of wonderfully bonkers strip isContinue reading In Review: Lew Stringer’s Brickman Returns

Lew Stringer’s Brickman is Back!

Lew Stringer‘s seriously-stupid superhero Brickman is back after an equally stupidly-long absence from comics – and his creator has finally realised a long-held ambition to bring the character’s many fans a new comic packed with his wacky adventures. Brickman Returns!, a new colour collection of wonderfully bonkers strip we first mentioned here, is available nowContinue reading Lew Stringer’s Brickman is Back!

Something for the Weekend: British Comic Shop Releases (2nd September 2015)

It’s a busy weekend for comic fans across the UK, with many in Birmingham for the ace International Comic Expo, offering a whole host of comic creators to meet and greet – and until next week, it’s the only place where you’ll be able to buy Brickman Returns, a new colour collection of wonderfully bonkers strips,Continue reading Something for the Weekend: British Comic Shop Releases (2nd September 2015)