Following on from John Freeman’s interview with comic collector extraordinaire Peter Hansen Richard Sheaf highlights some of the auction catalogues that were produced for the liquidation of comic creator, collector and author Denis Gifford’s collection, back in 2001.
downthetubes is delighted to present both a video and text interview with comics collector Peter Hansen, whose extraordinary archive of British comic art, comics and comics ephemera is an incredible “Aladdin’s Cave”
Here’s a few examples of the wonderful “Come on, Steve” strip, and a tribute to the strip’s creator, Roland Davies. Davies drew for the strip for both the Sunday Express and the Sunday Dispatch and I loved reading the stories… Read More ›
The latest issue of the Dan Dare-inspired comic magazine Spaceship Away (Issue 48) is on sale now, sports a great cover and double-page poster by 2000AD artist John M. Burns. Burns best-known work on Dan Dare is for a strip… Read More ›
With Dan Dare enjoying huge success in Eagle, it’s no surprise that the British news stand was awash with space heroes in the 1950s. Some are better known than others. Swift Morgan, published by Boardman and visualised by Denis McLoughlin… Read More ›
In January’s initial downthetubes tribute to the late Ron Smith, pages of original artwork – that had earlier appeared on eBay – were presumed to have been for the artist’s own speculative adventure comic project. This confusion arose from the… Read More ›