DC Heroes by Darwyn Cooke

#ForDarwyn

Over on some social media platforms, there’s been a storm about the appropriation of the memory ofAmerican comic creator Darwyn Cooke, and the subsequent utterly inappropriate and thoroughly distasteful attacks on his widow. Rightly, voices on both sides of the rage around what’s become known as “Comicgate” have condemned the actions of some on social media, theContinue reading #ForDarwyn

Darwyn Cooke

Lest We Forget: Comic Creators We Lost in 2016

While there’s been much to celebrate in 2016 when it comes to our industry, we couldn’t let the year pass without noting some of those involved now sadly no longer with us, including one of our very own contributors. So raise a glass or two (alcoholic or otherwise) to these fine folk we lost this year…Continue reading Lest We Forget: Comic Creators We Lost in 2016

Darwyn Cooke

In Memoriam: Darwyn Cooke

I was very sad to learn yesterday of the sudden passing of the extraordinary Canadian comic book writer, artist, cartoonist and animator Darwyn Cooke, whose death to cancer was announced by his family this weekend. He was just 53. This short statement, following quickly on news that Darwyn was being treated for cancer, was published on the “AlmostContinue reading In Memoriam: Darwyn Cooke

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Flood Damage Prompts Online Art Auction by Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is to auction some fantastic pieces of original comic art in an effort to raise funds after the loss of thousands of pounds worth of giclees, prints, tables, books and other equipment in the devastating floods that hit Kendal last December. The Festival has  been helping others in Kendal affected by the floods that wreakedContinue reading Flood Damage Prompts Online Art Auction by Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron MP, Lakes Festival Director Julie Tait and Jonathan Ross at Orbital Comics last week. Photo courtesy Julie Tait

Lakes Festival Auction hosted by Jonathan Ross raises £15,000 for future projects

Last week’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival Auction raised a staggering £15,000 towards next year’s Festival (14-16 October 2016) with the expert help of TV presenter, comics writer and expert Jonathan Ross and Kendal’s local MP Tim Farron. Organised by Peter Kessler and hosted by Orbital Comics in London on Tuesday 24th November and online, Walking Dead art byContinue reading Lakes Festival Auction hosted by Jonathan Ross raises £15,000 for future projects