Cartoonist Kev F. Sutherland dutifully tries to make a silk purse out of a pig's ear on The Apprentice

In Review: The Apprentice does Comics… Badly

A fleet of four black cars, sixteen wheelie suitcases, early morning phone calls and a bunch of bold claims. If downthetubes is covering this show, it can only mean one thing… over on The Apprentice, they tried making some comics. And they did – but oh, dear, what a disaster… The Apprentice is back onContinue reading In Review: The Apprentice does Comics… Badly

"The Minnie Lisa by Duh Vinci", a celebratory parody of Da Vinci by Emily McGorman-Bruce via Beano Studios; Minnie the Minx created originally by Leo Baxendale © DC Thomson

Beano exhibition breaks records for attendance

Bonnie Dundee, long home to DC Thomson who have provided generations of readers with their comics fix, has been running the Bash Street’s Back exhibition at the McManus Gallery, “a fun and rebellious look at the Beano at 80” – and it’s proved a big hit, and generated record-breaking visitor numbers for a UK comics-relatedContinue reading Beano exhibition breaks records for attendance

Comic Scene UK Issues 1 and 2

Comic Scene Issue 2 Celebrates 80 Years of The Beano, giant-size Christmas Special announced

ComicScene UK Issue 2 is in comic stores and available to order online now, celebrating 80 years of the Beano and humour comics. This issue includes interviews with Emily McGorman Bruce, Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett, Frank Quitely and the continuation of a wide-ranging interview with Rachael Smith. Plus there are features on features onContinue reading Comic Scene Issue 2 Celebrates 80 Years of The Beano, giant-size Christmas Special announced