Look Alive, London! Here’s some rare dinosaur invasion art by Don Lawrence

Regular readers of downthetubes will recall we previously covered the short-lived replacement to Look and Learn, Look Alive, highlighting an early appearance of the Alan Grant penned story “The Chronicles of Genghis Grimtoad”, drawn for the title by Angus McBride, not Ian Gibson. (Gibson would draw an entire adventure published by Marvel UK). Well, here’sContinue reading Look Alive, London! Here’s some rare dinosaur invasion art by Don Lawrence

Essential British Comics Reference: Bear Alley Books’ “Ranger The National Boys’ Magazine”

Online discussion about where a piece of art by the talented British comic artist Ron Embleton (TV Century 21, Look and Learn, Ranger, World of Wonder) might have been published prompted Bear Alley Books publisher Steve Holland to remind me about his excellent reference work, compiled with David Slinn – Ranger The National Boys’ Magazine. The huntContinue reading Essential British Comics Reference: Bear Alley Books’ “Ranger The National Boys’ Magazine”

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Book Palace announces Illustrators magazine special devoted to Trigan Empire, Storm artist Don Lawrence

Book Palace Books is to publish a special issue of Illustrators magazine devoted to Trigan Empire and Storm artist Don Lawrence, offering a comprehensive look at this incredible comic artist’s career. Don, who died in 2003, is best known for his comic strips “The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire” published in the weekly titlesContinue reading Book Palace announces Illustrators magazine special devoted to Trigan Empire, Storm artist Don Lawrence

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Dan Dare – Raumschiffpilot! That’s Dan Dare in German to you – plus, “Jesus von Nazareth”, too

Dan Dare has a long tradition of reprint in other languages, so it’s no surprise, perhaps, to discover that the early adventures of the Eagle character had an outing in two volumes in German in the late 1980s – Dan Dare, Raumschiffpilot, collecting the “Voyage to Venus” storyline and a second volume collecting “The Red MoonContinue reading Dan Dare – Raumschiffpilot! That’s Dan Dare in German to you – plus, “Jesus von Nazareth”, too

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By Gum! What a Grand Comics Exhibition at Woking’s Lightbox

Tuesday 9th August saw the official launch of “The Story of British Comics So Far: Cor! By Gum! Zarjaz!” at the Lightbox in Woking, which runs until December. Co-curators Paul Gravett and Hamish MacGillivray  gave an insight into the genesis of the exhibition and of their involvement in (comics) exhibitions in Britain and beyond. After the speeches,Continue reading By Gum! What a Grand Comics Exhibition at Woking’s Lightbox