Frank Frazetta The Norseman Painting Original Art (1972). The early 1970s were a strong and prolific period for this master painter. Frazetta produced at least 11 paintings in 1972, and "The Norseman", with its stunning combination of vivid colours, is as mesmerising as it is powerful.

Records shattered in New York Comics & Comic Art Auction, X-Men cover bought for £30 sells for $155,350

Collectors converged in force on Heritage Auctions‘ May 13-14, 2016 Comics & Comic Art Signature® Auction at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, driving a stunning $6.55+ million total prices realised behind a near-perfect 99.9% sell-through rate by both value and total lots offered that included the sale of an original piece by Frank Frazetta, “The Norseman”,Continue reading Records shattered in New York Comics & Comic Art Auction, X-Men cover bought for £30 sells for $155,350

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Lakes Festival Focus: Swedish comic artist and illustrator Mattias Adolfsson

Last year, in partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, downthetubes brought you a number of interviews with creators attending the event – and we’re delighted to be able to run a series in the run up to their eagerly anticipated 2015 event in October, continuing the series with an interview with award-winning Swedish comicContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus: Swedish comic artist and illustrator Mattias Adolfsson

Moleskine Goes Peanuts to mark strip’s 60th anniversary

Here’s one for fans of Charles Schulz ace comic strip creation, Peanuts, which has appeared in many British newspapers down the years, along with many collections – most recently, The Complete Peanuts series published by Canongate Books. Moleskine, makers of the legendary notebook used by some of the world’s most celebrated artists and writers, hasContinue reading Moleskine Goes Peanuts to mark strip’s 60th anniversary