British comics goodies from Phil Comics, on eBay now

Just a quick post to plug some of the British Comics items up for grabs this month from Phil Comics on eBay: hundreds of vintage comics, annuals, free gifts, holiday specials and flyers in 550 odd listings. Check it out at: ebay.co.uk/str/phil-comics Check it out at: ebay.co.uk/str/phil-comics

"The Minnie Lisa by Duh Vinci", a celebratory parody of Da Vinci by Emily McGorman-Bruce via Beano Studios; Minnie the Minx created originally by Leo Baxendale © DC Thomson

Beano exhibition breaks records for attendance

Bonnie Dundee, long home to DC Thomson who have provided generations of readers with their comics fix, has been running the Bash Street’s Back exhibition at the McManus Gallery, “a fun and rebellious look at the Beano at 80” – and it’s proved a big hit, and generated record-breaking visitor numbers for a UK comics-relatedContinue reading Beano exhibition breaks records for attendance

(Carlos doing what he did best - drawing. Pic from Ally's Flickr)

In Memoriam: Artist and Judge Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra

At the start of this week, 2000AD sadly confirmed that we had lost the mighty Carlos Ezquerra. Many in the Brit comics community and worldwide fans will remember Carlos suffering from cancer several years ago, and the Get Well Soon, Carlos comic that a number of creators put together in secrecy so it would be aContinue reading In Memoriam: Artist and Judge Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra

Great British Graphic Novel "Tube Map" by Hunt Emerson

Creating Comics: Why British publishers attempts to launch a graphic novels line keep failing, and how to do it better

Eisner Award-nominated editor, writer and publishing consultant Tim Pilcher ponders the problems getting a successful graphic comics line off the ground for British publishers… Lately I’ve been musing on why it is that traditional British book publishers have never really launched a successful and sustained graphic novel list. I think it comes down to several factors: Firstly,Continue reading Creating Comics: Why British publishers attempts to launch a graphic novels line keep failing, and how to do it better

Collectors Gazette - January 2018

Collectors Gazette features a look back at British comics in latest issue

While a lot of us happily communicate online to talk about American or British comics, many older British fans – and those not particularly into technology – used to in the rely on printed magazines about British comics, many now archived over on Classic UK Comics Zines. The Collectors Gazette, the work of Collectors ClubContinue reading Collectors Gazette features a look back at British comics in latest issue