A scene from "The White Horses"

TV Flashback: The White Horses, Tales from Europe and The Singing Ringing Tree

A discussion about the haunting 1957 East German film The Singing Ringing Tree, first broadcast in the UK in the 1960s by the BBC in a serial format, led me back to the BBC’s Tales from Europe shows of the 1960s – and the fondly-remembered The White Horses, featuring one of the most memorable TVContinue reading TV Flashback: The White Horses, Tales from Europe and The Singing Ringing Tree

Lee Sullivan and Mike Noble at Andercon 2014. Photo courtesy Lee Sullivan.

A True Inspiration: artist Lee Sullivan pays tribute to Mike Noble

Comic artist and illustrator Lee Sullivan, who worked with illustrator Mike Noble, who died last week but whose passing was announced yesterday, pays tribute to a legend…. Mike Noble was a supremely talented artist, and the most kind and gentlemanly fellow you could wish to meet. I, like so many others, came to admire his work onContinue reading A True Inspiration: artist Lee Sullivan pays tribute to Mike Noble

Lee Sullivan and Mike Noble at Andercon 2014. Photo courtesy Lee Sullivan.

In Memoriam: Look-In and TV21 artist Mike Noble

We’re sorry to report the passing of veteran artist Mike Noble, perhaps best known for his work on the British weekly comics TV Century 21 – drawing strips such as “Fireball XL5“, “Captain Scarlet” and “Star Trek” and Look-In – working on strips such as “The Famous Five“, “Follyfoot“,  “Robin of Sherwood“, “Timeslip” and many more.Continue reading In Memoriam: Look-In and TV21 artist Mike Noble

Lee Sullivan and Mike Noble at Andercon 2014. Photo courtesy Lee Sullivan.

Happy Birthday, Mike Noble!

Legendary artist Mike Noble is 84 years old today. He’s one of the giants of British comics, the last survivor of that mighty triumvirate of artists who made Alan Fennell’s TV Century 21 weekly the newspaper of the future for a generation of telly-addicted, SF-crazed children. Affectionately known to those lucky enough to buy itContinue reading Happy Birthday, Mike Noble!