Great War Dundee Comic SNIP

In Words and Pictures: The Great War Dundee Comic Launch

My main hobby is comics (you’d never have guessed, would you?) but one of my many other interests is history. When I found out about the Great War Dundee event that combined both, involving the launch of the free Great War Dundee Comic and appearances by Pat Mills, Ian Kennedy and Anya Morozova, located inContinue reading In Words and Pictures: The Great War Dundee Comic Launch

Jimi Hendrix and El Mestizo Composite

Comics Inspiration: How Celebrities have inspired the look of some Comic Characters

As a kid, I loved seeing the different faces that artists would give to characters.  I enjoyed the varying takes artists would have on each character, which is probably part of the reason I have never been “precious” about who drew different characters.  And yes, I do have my favourite artists for different characters, suchContinue reading Comics Inspiration: How Celebrities have inspired the look of some Comic Characters

Commando 5197: Action and Adventure: Ramsey’s Raiders: Race Against Time SNIP

Ramsey’s Raiders scream back into Commando, Ian Kennedy art book on way!

Tons of Motor Torpedo Boat action, a Gloster Gladiator duelling Messerschmitts, a risky attack on a U-boat base during an eclipse, and the triumphant return of Ramsey’s Raiders! There’s all this and more to enjoy in brand new Commando issues 5195 – 5198, out this Thursday (24th January 2019) in all good newsagents and variousContinue reading Ramsey’s Raiders scream back into Commando, Ian Kennedy art book on way!

The Hotspur Press, Gloucester Street, Manchester-W

Comic Connections? The Hotspur Press, Manchester… no, sadly not

I’m sure many people have seen the derelict Hotspur Press building on Gloucester Street from the train as they travel through Manchester (or perhaps on their way to the Anthony Burgess Foundation, just around the corner) and wondered if there’s any connection with DC Thomson’s long-running, now defunct adventure comic title. (First published between 1933Continue reading Comic Connections? The Hotspur Press, Manchester… no, sadly not