Wired Up Wrong by Rachael Smith - Sample Art

Something For the Weekend – Thought Bubble and Dan Dare! – New Comics On Sale in the UK (w/c 31st October 2016)

It’s Thought Bubble in Leeds this weekend, so as something of a departure from our usual coverage of new comics on sale in newsgents and comic shops, I thought I’d spotlight just a few of the great comics (and I do mean a few, because there are loads!) that will debut at the event, includingContinue reading Something For the Weekend – Thought Bubble and Dan Dare! – New Comics On Sale in the UK (w/c 31st October 2016)

Support Your Local Comic Shop. Art by Nick Miller

Something For The Weekend (w/c 18th July 2016) – Support Your Local Comic Shop!

So, last week as I was promoting the week’s new comics, I was a bit flippant about the price rises for imported US comics British comic shops will have to pass on to their customers (imposed by Diamond, who had no choice, either, raising prices for the first time in eight years). After some face to face andContinue reading Something For The Weekend (w/c 18th July 2016) – Support Your Local Comic Shop!

Britain’s Small Press Day and Comic Shops That Sell Small Press Titles

Interest is growing rapidly in Small Press Day in the UK on 9th July 2016 – the brainchild of a group of comic creators including David Ziggy Greene, the team at Alternative Press and the smashing Andy Oliver over at Broken Frontier. Alongside that fantastic initiative, Beano artist Lew Stringer (and the creator of his ownContinue reading Britain’s Small Press Day and Comic Shops That Sell Small Press Titles

Commando Marches On: An Interview with Editor Calum Laird

  Last year, I chatted to Calum Laird, Editor of Commando, for an article about “Charley’s War” – the seminal comic strip created by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun that ran in Battle Picture Weekly from 1979 until 1985. We talked a lot about Commando and a bit about “Charley’s War” and about war comicsContinue reading Commando Marches On: An Interview with Editor Calum Laird

Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Bryan O’Malley Book Signing Tour announced

Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the award-winning Scott Pilgrim series, is set to undertake a major signing tour of UK and Ireland in August to coincide with the release of his much-anticipated new graphic novel, SECONDS. SelfMadeHero, the independent UK graphic novel publisher, is publishing the book in August. The tour will give fans aContinue reading Bryan O’Malley Book Signing Tour announced