Mertonville, in Mort Cinder. Art by Alberto Breccia

A Comics Mystery: How did a street in Norwich become a location for Alberto Breccia’s “Mort Cinder”?

Inspired to buy Alberto Breccia’s Mort Cinder through the downthetubes articles by artist Ron Tiner and the urgings of artist David Roach, one of our readers came across an interesting little oddity in the art. Mort Cinder, in case you needed reminding, is a simply brilliant Argentinian comic featuring an eponymous character, created in 1962Continue reading A Comics Mystery: How did a street in Norwich become a location for Alberto Breccia’s “Mort Cinder”?

These frames featuring "Mort Cinder" are taken from the film Breccia: Maestro de fas Historiestas, in which some of his techniques were demonstrated for the camera, show clearly his use of razor blades to carve out white areas from a prepared black surface.

Fantagraphics announces English language edition of Mort Cinder by Héctor Oesterheld and Alberto Breccia

There’s some great news for fans of the astonishingly brilliant South American comic artist Alberto Breccia. His stunning Mort Cinder strip, written by the equally talented author Héctor Germán Oesterheld, is to be published in English by Fantagraphics in October. “For those who haven’t seen this before, prepare to be amazed,” enthuses artist David Roach.Continue reading Fantagraphics announces English language edition of Mort Cinder by Héctor Oesterheld and Alberto Breccia

Nemo the classic comics library Magazine #20

Comics history magazine Nemo returns, to be published by Fantagraphics

NEMO, the illuminating magazine about comics history, is coming back, once again edited by Rick Marschall and published by Fantagraphics Books Inc., and in an expanded, oversized book format. Founded by founded by Rick Marschall and published from 1983-1990, Nemo the classic comics library Magazine was devoted to the history of the newspaper comic strip. ThroughContinue reading Comics history magazine Nemo returns, to be published by Fantagraphics

Dull Margaret at Gosh Comics - 26th June 2018 SNIP

Actor Jim Broadbent and artist Dix talk about their new graphic novel “Dull Margaret” in London this week

London’s Gosh Comics host an event with actor Jim Broadbent and  artist Dix tonight (Tuesday 26th June 2018) to discuss their new graphic novel Dull Margaret with Paul Gravett. Copies of the Gosh! exclusive Dull Margaret Bookplate Edition will be available on the night. Academy Award-winning actor (and some might say national treasure) Jim Broadbent hasContinue reading Actor Jim Broadbent and artist Dix talk about their new graphic novel “Dull Margaret” in London this week

LICAF 2017 Banner - Jason

Lakes Festival Focus 2017: An Interview with Eisner Award-winning comic artist Jason

There’s not long to go now until this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (13th – 15th). The downthetubes “Kendal Calling” interviews continue with a chat with award-winning Norwegian comic creator Jason, making his first-ever visit to the UK for this weekend-long celebration of the comics form… A Norwegian artist living in France,Continue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2017: An Interview with Eisner Award-winning comic artist Jason