The Rule of Three - Davey Jones

VIZ’s Davey Jones in the publicity spotlight (even if he doesn’t want to be)

I’ve known ace VIZ cartoonist Davey Jones since the 1980s, back when he contributed some of his amazing early strips to a fanzine I published (a chaotic assemblage with inconsistent numbering and format sizes, including one edition that literally, physically stank on first printing, called SCAN). Despite trying to persuade him on stage at variousContinue reading VIZ’s Davey Jones in the publicity spotlight (even if he doesn’t want to be)

The Cartoonist Number 6

Remembering “The Cartoonist”, Britain’s short-lived broadsheet comic paper

Yesterday, I did a quick interview with Lee Thomas at BBC Radio Stoke (starts about 11 minutes in, eventually), prompted by the sale of a rare first issue of Action Comics #1, for an eye watering price. The 1938 comic book, which originally sold for 10 cents, marks the first appearance of Superman, and is consideredContinue reading Remembering “The Cartoonist”, Britain’s short-lived broadsheet comic paper

A panel from "Spoofer McGraw" for the Sparky Book, 1972, drawn by Gordon Bell.

In Memoriam: Gordon Bell

We’re sorry to report the passing of another British comics great – comic artist Gordon Bell, whose work most recently appeared in DC Thomson’s Courier newspaper under the byline Fax, but who is fondly remembered by many for his work for The Beano (on strips such as “Pup Parade”) and Sparky (on “Spoofer McGraw”, one ofContinue reading In Memoriam: Gordon Bell