Young fans, unfazed by bad weather, at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Photo: LICAF

From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – the weekend-long event in Kendal, Cumbria, now in its sixth year – saw dedicated comics fans brave Storm Callum in their hundreds to enjoy a weekend of creator events, exhibitions (some still on), steampunk, book launches and more this weekend. For me, it was a bit ofContinue reading From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

Lizz Lunney provides a trout-provoking tale for 24 PANELS

24 PANELS Anthology creator line-up revealed, includes Alex de Campi, Paul Cornell, Lizz Lunney, Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie, and many others

US comics publisher Image Comics has announced more details of the forthcoming 24 PANELS Anthology, the charity comics project curated by Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, PHONOGRAM) we highlighted earlier this year when a call for submissions went out. This charity anthology will benefit the survivors of the Grenfell fire and Kieron has been supportedContinue reading 24 PANELS Anthology creator line-up revealed, includes Alex de Campi, Paul Cornell, Lizz Lunney, Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie, and many others

Paradise X art by Doug Braithwaite

Doug Braithwaite “Paradise X” art, and other British artists, feature in latest ComicLink auction list

Auction house Comic Link have some interesting art coming up for auction soon that includes a number of British artists, some noted below. Fellow artist David Roach spotted this mightily impressive spread from Marvel’s Paradise X by Doug Braithwaite, inked with aplomb by Bill Reinhold, published back in 2002. “I must admit to not having seenContinue reading Doug Braithwaite “Paradise X” art, and other British artists, feature in latest ComicLink auction list

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Greg Tocchini, Esad Ribić and many 2000AD creators head for NICE 2016

We’ve had the brilliant NICE International Comic Convention (back for its fifth year on 3-4th of September at the Bedford Corn Exchange) on our downthetubes calendar for a while now, but here’s a more obvious reminder of the event, world renowned among comics professionals for having a peerless guest list, but within an intimate and family friendly setting.Continue reading Greg Tocchini, Esad Ribić and many 2000AD creators head for NICE 2016

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Kettering hosts new comic exhibition featuring work by Frank Bellamy, Bill Sienkiewicz and Barry Windsor Smith

Kettering, Northamptonshire is currently the location of a free ‘Comics Unstripped!’ exhibition, examining the history of comics and graphic novels and featuring works by artist Frank Bellamy, who lived in the town and includes some examples from his work for the Daily Mirror strip Garth, TV Century 21‘s “Thunderbirds” and “Dan Dare” from the original Eagle.Continue reading Kettering hosts new comic exhibition featuring work by Frank Bellamy, Bill Sienkiewicz and Barry Windsor Smith