Back in 1984, the corn-based snack food KP Outer Spacers was rebranded as KP Alien Spacers – and to promote them, alongside TV ads, 2000AD and Bogey Man artist Robin Smith was hired to draw a series of advertorial comic strips. It’s one of many, many brands promoted using comics (alongside other medium, such asContinue reading Brand Promotion? New Product to plug? Call a comic artist!
In the first part of this Words From Beyond feature on artist Frank Langford we reprinted a rare interview with him from Tardis fanzine dated February 1976. For this second part we begin with a selection of quotes from Andersonic fanzine dated Autumn 2007. In 1990 Andersonic writer and editor Richard Farrell, as part of a schoolContinue reading Words From Beyond: Lady Penelope Artist Frank Langford Part 2 – Andersonic Quotes
Frank Langford is a familiar name when it comes to comics having illustrated fan favourites like Thunderbirds’ Lady Penelope in the 1960s and BBC TV’s Doctor Who in the 1970s, yet when Gordon Blows interviewed him in the third issue of his fanzine Tardis in February 1976 his comment about his future was “I haveContinue reading Words From Beyond: Lady Penelope Artist Frank Langford Part 1 – Tardis Interview
Interviews with comics creators are something that we have run here on downthetubes for many years and we are always thankful to the artists, writers, editors, and production team members for taking the time and effort to answer our questions. We are well aware that for self-employed creators the time they take to answer ourContinue reading Words From Beyond: Old Interviews With Comics Creators
Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a “Creative Visionary”… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others. Here, Roger explores his relationship with one particular creator… the man who didContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Six