A "trailer" for the "Gun Law" strip before its debut in the Daily Express in 1957

In Praise of… Comic Artist Harry Bishop, creator of “Gun Law” and more

I recently did some brief research on the work of British newspaper strip artist Harry Bishop, perhaps best known for drawing Gun Law, based on the TV series Gunsmoke, starring James Arness as Matt Dillon, for the Daily Express. While influenced by Tony Weare, Norman Rockwell and more, my trawl of the web turned intoContinue reading In Praise of… Comic Artist Harry Bishop, creator of “Gun Law” and more

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Johnny Nero’s strange new adventures in India: or, how Women’s Liberation helped a comics cheat

In the third of a series of articles, publisher, comics creator and historian of Tamil comics Nathan Viswa reveals some more disturbing and bizarre instances of British comics conflagration and copyright theft on the Indian sub-continent… In the previous case file of the copyright infringements of editor S Vijayan, we’ve seen that he had aContinue reading Johnny Nero’s strange new adventures in India: or, how Women’s Liberation helped a comics cheat

The Spider by Reg Bunn © TimeUK

A Box of Delights: London’s Cartoon Museum

Alan Russell visits London’s Cartoon Museum, revealing some of its treasures for British comic fans… I’ve been a comics fan since I was a young child back in the early 1970s. In those days of course, there were far fewer things to capture your attention. But if you had an imagination and had thrilled to images ofContinue reading A Box of Delights: London’s Cartoon Museum