Comic Book Hero: Working with Britain's Picture Strip Legends

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Recently released by Pitch Publishing, Comic Book Hero by former comics editor Barrie Tomlinson is a joyful romp through the history of British boys comics – encompassing New Eagle, Speed, Wildcats and more. You can read reviews by John Freeman here and Ian Wheeler here. We had two copies to give away, and the luckyContinue reading Comic Book Hero Competition Winners!

Comic Book Hero: Working with Britain's Picture Strip Legends

In Review: Comic Book Hero by Barrie Tomlinson – and a chance to win a copy!

I doubt whether there is anyone working in comics, past or present, who has had a career more varied or interesting that that enjoyed by Barrie Tomlinson. Working his way from the bottom up, Barrie went on to become Group Editor on such familiar IPC and Fleetway titles as Tiger, Roy of the Rovers, EagleContinue reading In Review: Comic Book Hero by Barrie Tomlinson – and a chance to win a copy!

Arsenal striker Malcolm Macdonald, Roy and Barrie Tomlinson

In Review: Comic Book Hero – Working with Britain’s Picture-Strip Legends

By Barrie Tomlinson Publisher: Pitch Publishing Out: Now The Book: In the 1960s, 70s and 80s, children’s comics were a massive part of a young person’s life. This book tells the story behind the production of comics such as Tiger, Scream, Speed and many more titles, on which Barrie Tomlinson worked as editor. Read howContinue reading In Review: Comic Book Hero – Working with Britain’s Picture-Strip Legends

Stirling Moss speeding on to the scene with the first copies of Speed

Comic Book Hero: Looking back on a time when celebrities courted comics, not the other way round!

In the 1960s, 70s and 80s, children’s comics were a massive part of a young person’s life. Comic Book Hero by former comics editor Barrie Tomlinson – out on 1st September 2017 – tells the story behind the production of comics such as Tiger, Scream, Speed and many more  of the he worked on, and he’sContinue reading Comic Book Hero: Looking back on a time when celebrities courted comics, not the other way round!