Comic artist and editor John Allard in 2014. Photo: Ant Jones

In Memoriam: “Garth” Artist and editor John Allard

We’re sorry to report the passing of Garth artist and former Daily Mirror strip editor John Allard, an unsung hero in the character’s success, not just in Britain, but in terms of his popularity wherever his adventures were re-published across the globe, including Australia and India. John played such an important part in not onlyContinue reading In Memoriam: “Garth” Artist and editor John Allard

Comics Revue - August 2018 SNIP

Daily Mirror comic star Garth adventures continue in latest Comics Revue magazine

The August 2018 issue of Comics Revue is on sale now, with a cover by Jeremy MacPherson featuring Flash Gordon. This issue includes another Garth story by Modesty Blaise creator Peter O’Donnell, “Garth in Hollywood”, drawn by Steve Dowling and John Allard, first published in 1953. Published by Rick Norwood, each bi-monthly issue of ComicsContinue reading Daily Mirror comic star Garth adventures continue in latest Comics Revue magazine

Frank Bellamy Garth Daily Comic Strip J214

Frank Bellamy “Garth” strip sells for over $600 at Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions offered this Frank Bellamy Garth daily comic strip first published in the Daily Mirror in 1975 in its latest auction at the weekend, which sold for over $650. J214 dated 8-29-75 sees Garth use a pilot’s trick to throw the bad guys around. The strip was produced in ink over graphite on illustration boardContinue reading Frank Bellamy “Garth” strip sells for over $600 at Heritage Auctions

New Andy Capp collection announced, helping celebrate 60 years of the strip

A new collection of Andy Capp strips is on its way, six years after Titan Books published the last assembly of tales starring Britain’s best-known layabout. Created by Reg Smythe for the Daily Mirror, Andy Capp first appeared in the paper 60 years ago on 5th August 1957 and the strip has recently been theContinue reading New Andy Capp collection announced, helping celebrate 60 years of the strip

Andy Capp copyright Daily Mirror

Andy Capp exhibition celebrates his creator and 60 years of the Daily Mirror cartoon star

The Daily Mirror’s Andy Capp celebrates 60 years of publication this year – and the occasion is being marked in the town his creator Reg Smythe lived and worked  with a special exhibition at the Museum of Hartlepool. ‘60 years of Andy Capp’ , which opens 3rd June 2017, will tell the story of Smythe,Continue reading Andy Capp exhibition celebrates his creator and 60 years of the Daily Mirror cartoon star