A celebration Thomas & Friends cake and the first issue of the magazine published by Marvel UK as Tank Engine "Thomas and Friends" in 1987 and the current issue of "Thomas and Friends" (Issue 756)

Happy Birthday, Thomas & Friends – 30 Years Young!

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!

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Egmont launches Disney Descendants magazine

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

The first issue of Egmont's new Teletubbies magazine, launching in October 2016

Egmont gets set to launch a new Teletubbies 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

Hook Jaw is back – and Titan Comics has snagged him!

(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!

A Friday Rant: The Perplexing Non Publicity for many British Comic Publications

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