Creating Comics: An Archive Interview with Roy of the Rovers co-creator Frank S. Pepper

The Continuing Adventures of Frank S. Pepper This feature offers the full text of an interview Andrew Darlington conducted with the legendary writer Frank S. Pepper, extracted from a long series of correspondence, exactly as it was published in the… Read More ›

In Praise Of… Reginald Heade, pulp fiction cover – and comics – artist

Available now from Telos Publishing is The Art of Reginald Heade, written by Stephen James Walker, a book about an artist renowned amongst vintage paperback fans and collectors as the pre-eminent British pulp fiction cover artist of the 1940s and 1950s – considered by some as… Read More ›

In Memoriam: “Billy’s Boots” and “Jet-Ace Logan” Comic Artist John Gillatt

Former Fleetway editor Barrie Tomlinson pays tribute to John Gillatt, the artist best known for his work on strips such as “Billy’s Boots”, “Black Archer” and “Jet-Ace Logan” (for Comet and Tiger), who we have just learned died in November…… Read More ›

Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Two

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a “Creative Visionary”… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes (Part One here), is only due to… Read More ›

Blasé Books releases Pictorial Guide to British 1950s Sci-Fi and Horror Comic Books

(via Lew Stringer): Redditch-based Blasé Books have just released The Pictorial Guide to British 1950s Sci-Fi & Horror Comic Books. Designed by comics creator Mike Higgs, the 288-page full colour softback by comic historian Mike Morley (one of the contributors… Read More ›

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