Comics Britannia - image © BBC

BBC Four’s “Comics Britannia” re-visited

Back in 2007, the BBC broadcast Comics Britannia, a three-part documentary series devoted to history of British comics – a welcome and major retrospective of our medium (if a tad simplistic for some commentators tastes), that prompted a lot of creators to suggest the Corporation should do more to cover itContinue reading BBC Four’s “Comics Britannia” re-visited

Crikey! Volume One - SNIP

Crikey! collection now available to pre-order from ComicScene UK

Before ComicSceneUK – available now in all good newsagents – there was a magazine which ran for 16 issues and covered all aspects of UK comic industry. Crikey! is remembered with much affection from comic fans and featured exceptional articles about UK comics during its run – and as previously reported, it’s risen from the ashesContinue reading Crikey! collection now available to pre-order from ComicScene UK

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