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Blast! An Early 1990s British News Stand Comics Casualty

Image via EBay Short-lived, like many of its brethren and certainly overlooked, Blast! had some worthwhile strip content and is certainly worth a revisit. Luke Williams delves into its pages… By the late 1980s, following the triple header of Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns and Maus, comics were becoming acceptable, even fashionable and “hip”. NotContinue reading Blast! An Early 1990s British News Stand Comics Casualty

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Brighton’s Cartoon County delivers Lip Hook creators David Hine and Mark Stafford

Comic creators David Hine and Mark Stafford will be interviewed by Alex Fitch at the free Cartoon County in Brighton on Monday, discussing their brilliant recent graphic novel Lip Hook, published last year by SelfMadeHero, and their forthcoming book The Bad Bad Place, coming from Soaring Penguin Press at the end of this year. David Hine has been workingContinue reading Brighton’s Cartoon County delivers Lip Hook creators David Hine and Mark Stafford

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In Review: Lip Hook by David Hine and Mark Stafford

Lip Hook By David Hine and Mark Stafford Published by SelfMadeHero Out: Now from all good book shops Arriving just at the right time of year, as the light retreats in the face of the long, dark, dark nights, David Hine and Mark Stafford’s Lip Hook promises a deep, deliciously disturbing read right from theContinue reading In Review: Lip Hook by David Hine and Mark Stafford

Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Artist and Writer Mark Stafford

Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Artist and Writer Mark Stafford

Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. This “Festival Focus” for 2018 is Mark Stafford, co-creator of the Cherubs! graphic novel with Bryan Talbot, who also collaborated with David Hine on a British Comic Award-nominated adaptation of VictorContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Artist and Writer Mark Stafford

Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Artist and Writer David Hine

Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Artist and Writer David Hine

Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. This “Festival Focus” for 2018 is David Hine, who has been working in comics since the early 1980s. After his graphic novel Strange Embrace was published in the US, he wasContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Artist and Writer David Hine