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

Commando Issue 199 – The Silver Spitfire

Gordon Livingstone – An Appreciation by Calum Laird

Former Commando editor Calum Laird pays tribute to artist Gordon Livingstone, who died recently… When British comics lost Gordon Livingstone, they lost one of their finest servants. As I was lucky enough to work with him, on and off, for nearly 20 years I’d like to add a few recollections of a colleague and aContinue reading Gordon Livingstone – An Appreciation by Calum Laird