The UK’s biggest specialist children’s publisher, Egmont Publishing, is celebrating the 30th birthday of Thomas & Friends magazine with licensing partner Mattel. The title is based on the popular railway stories by Reverend Wilbert Awdry (who I met as a youngster thanks to my father, a fellow priest) and his son, Christopher. Thomas & Friends magazine, hasContinue reading Happy Birthday, Thomas & Friends – 30 Years Young!
Egmont Publishing recently launched a new magazine inspired by the Disney Channel’s original movie, Descendants, coinciding with the release of the follow up, Descendants 2, released on 20th October. The original movie, which has a huge fan base, followed the story of a cast of teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most iconic villains, starring Dove Cameron,Continue reading Egmont launches Disney Descendants magazine
Egmont will launch a new Teletubbies magazine next month, building on the popularity of the rebooted pre-school programme, which airs on BBC’s CBeebies channel at 7.00am daily. Teletubbies first hit screens in 1997, and the show follows the four colourful main characters – Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po – in a playful environment which isContinue reading Egmont gets set to launch a new Teletubbies magazine
(Updated 28th July 2016, new imagery added): Comics news site Multiversity Comics has delivered the news that Hook Jaw – the giant killer shark first brought to life in the pages of 1970s comic Action by Pat Mills, Ken Armstrong and Ramon Sola – is back, thanks to Titan Comics. Presumably buoyed by the success of theirContinue reading Hook Jaw is back – and Titan Comics has snagged him!
The latest issue of InPublishing, a magazine covering all aspects of newspaper, magazine and digital publishing – available free to those working in publishing – and which publishes all its features, free to view, online – has just interviewed Egmont Publishing‘s Managing Director Cally Poplak. Cally began her career as an editor, working with household namesContinue reading A Friday Rant: The Perplexing Non Publicity for many British Comic Publications