Terry Bave’s cover for the 1994 Big Comic Fortnightly Holiday Special

In Memoriam: Whizzer & Chips, Dandy cartoonist Terry Bave

We’re very sorry to report of the passing of another great of British humour comics, cartoonist Terry Bave, who has died after a short illness, aged 87. His many credits since the 1950s included work for Wham!, Cor!, Whizzer and Chips and, later, the Beano and The Dandy. Although he retired in 2007 he continued toContinue reading In Memoriam: Whizzer & Chips, Dandy cartoonist Terry Bave

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A Slice of British Comics History – Fantasy Advertiser #1

Artist David Hathaway-Price, who runs the terrific Classic UK Comics Zines online archive, has unearthed a rare copy of one of Britain’s first fanzines, Fantasy Advertiser #1, published by Frank Dobson in 1965. Two years before Anthony Roche published his Merry Marvel Fanzine in Ireland (and, later, Heroes Unlimited), and Phil Clarke and Steve MooreContinue reading A Slice of British Comics History – Fantasy Advertiser #1

Publisher Dez Skinn releases Limited Edition “Warrior #0” for the 1980s anthology’s many fans

Author and publisher Dez Skinn has released a special limited edition print of the original dummy that helped launch his award-winning comics anthology Warrior, the original home of Alan Moore and Garry Leach’s Marvelman (now Miracleman), V for Vendetta (co-created by Alan and David Lloyd) – and many other strips. As an editor who beganContinue reading Publisher Dez Skinn releases Limited Edition “Warrior #0” for the 1980s anthology’s many fans

Van Helsing’s Terror Tales rises from the grave

Available now direct from its original editor is a smashing collection of “Van Helsing’s Terror Tales“, strips first published in House of Hammer back in the 1970s. Unashamedly capitalising on the huge interest in the horror genre of the time, not only in the cinemas but thanks to late night film screenings on the BBC, combining aContinue reading Van Helsing’s Terror Tales rises from the grave

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British comic fanzines celebrated in style in FANSCENE – a new fanzine, of course!

I’m delighted to report the release of FANSCENE, a very special celebration of over fifty years of comics fandom in Ireland and the UK. It’s a privilege to have been asked to be part of this free mammoth publication put together by artist David Hathaway-Price. David, who also runs the terrific Classic UK Comics ZinesContinue reading British comic fanzines celebrated in style in FANSCENE – a new fanzine, of course!