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How FANSCENE plans to continue celebrating British comics fandom – and comic creators – in 2019

FANSCENE 2 is a free 212 page PDF fanzine, out now, celebrating over fifty years of Comics Fandom in Ireland and the UK, with its focus this issue on Comic Conventions, from the very first held in Birmingham and organised by Phil Clarke in 1968, through the glory days of UKCAC, to the wide rangeContinue reading How FANSCENE plans to continue celebrating British comics fandom – and comic creators – in 2019

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FANSCENE 2, a free celebration of 50 years of British comic conventions, available now

Earlier this year, British comic fans were treated to the first issue of FANSCENE, a very special celebration of over fifty years of comics fandom in Ireland and the UK – and now, a second Issue is available, free. FANSCENE 2, featuring a wonderful cover by Mark Wayne Barrett, is a free 212 page PDFContinue reading FANSCENE 2, a free celebration of 50 years of British comic conventions, available now

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British comic fanzines celebrated in style in FANSCENE – a new fanzine, of course!

I’m delighted to report the release of FANSCENE, a very special celebration of over fifty years of comics fandom in Ireland and the UK. It’s a privilege to have been asked to be part of this free mammoth publication put together by artist David Hathaway-Price. David, who also runs the terrific Classic UK Comics ZinesContinue reading British comic fanzines celebrated in style in FANSCENE – a new fanzine, of course!

Fanzine Flashback – KA-POW, Britain’s first comics zine?

Over on the superb Classic Comics UK Zines site run by David Hathaway-Price, there’s a wonderful addition to its growing archive – the first issue of KA-POW, possibly Britain’s first comics fanzine. Published in July 1967, KA-POW #1 was edited by Phil Clarke (today, the former owner of Birmingham’s Nostalgia & Comics and the manContinue reading Fanzine Flashback – KA-POW, Britain’s first comics zine?